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11 November 2010 @ 08:47 am
Fallon as SpringsteenSecret code, just for us (shhh!), gives you a chance to be there live

Bruce Springsteen will perform live on NBC's Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on November 16, and the Fallon team is reserving the closest seats in the house exclusively for Backstreets readers!

The taping will take place on Tuesday afternoon/evening, to air that night (early Wednesday morning) at 12:35 a.m. Eastern/11:35 Central.

For a chance to win seats on the show's "band benches" and an opportunity to surround the stage during Bruce's performance, visit www.fallonbandbench.com and enter the code BRU. There's an extremely limited quantity of tickets, so act fast. Winners will be notified by email and phone no later than 24 hours before the day of the taping.

You won't see the code on that page with the rest, because it's being made available only to our readers, but it's active now. If you can get yourself there, enter now... and good luck!

Source: Backstreets.com
Back in August, band of the moment Kings of Leon rejected an offer to appear on "Glee."  Since then, the hit Fox TV show has seen done some groundbreaking performances honoring numerous pop icons - from Madonna, to Lady Gaga, to Britney Spears.

But rock artists on "Glee" have been few and far between.  Until now.

According to Popeater, rock legend Bruce Springsteen is rumored to be making a cameo on "Glee" at some point this season.

"Springsteen would play Finn Hudson's uncle, and, naturally, the 'Glee' team would sing many of his greatest hits, including 'Born in the USA,' 'Dancing in the Dark' and 'Born to Run."

Springsteen is also rumored to have duets in store with both Cory Monteith and Lea Michelle.

Seeing Bruce Springsteen on "Glee" would certainly garner some heavy ratings.  One could also predict Mr. Shuster would have a song with the Jersey-born rock star at some point.

It would be a nice change of pace from the typical pop performances.

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It seems that Max Weinberg is no longer a member of Team Coco. Reportedly, the longtime band leader for Conan O'Brien won't be following him over to his new TBS show "Conan," premiering this Nov. 

Weinberg, also the drummer for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, was with Conan all through his "Late Night" days, extending to his recent ill-fated stint as host of the "Tonight Show." However, Weinberg's role on the show gradually diminished after the return of sidekick/announcer Andy Richter

Earlier this year, Max Weinberg was the only member of the band not to go on Conan's "Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television," tour opting instead to form the Max Weinberg Big Band and go on his own tour. Back in April, after the "Late Night Wars" erupted which resulted in Conan O'Brien stepping down from his hosting duties, it was also rumored that Max would be joining Jay Leno once Kevin Eubanks left the show, although that never seemed to materialize.

It's unclear what caused the split, but perhaps his rumored diva-like behavior had something to do with it. Still, he was often credited by Conan himself for helping the show stay on the air the first few years, being that at the time he was a big name draw that lent credibility to the struggling program.

So who will take Max's place when the show premieres this Nov.? The band's guitarist Jimmy Vivino told The Riverfront Times of St. Louis that he will be stepping in as band leader, with James Wormworth on drums. Both Vivino and Wormworth subbed for Weinberg when he went on the road with the E Street Band on the previous shows.

So far a spokesperson from the O'Brien camp has declined to comment on the story. Also, no word yet on whether fan favorites such as the Masturbating Bear will be making a return for Conan's new show.

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A long list of classic rock luminaries, including Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, John Fogerty and Crosby, Stills & Nash, will appear on the upcoming The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concerts DVD.

The three-disc set will include the original four-hour HBO program that was filmed at Madison Square Garden. Also included in the package will be many bonus performances and a collector's edition of Rolling Stone magazine that includes behind the scenes information about the shows.

The DVD gets kicked off with an introduction by Tom Hanks and a special performance by Jerry Lee Lewis. Next up, Crosby, Stills & Nash perform a four-song set that includes Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor and Jackson Browne as guests.

Later in the DVD, Springsteen takes the stage for the night's longest performance, with special guests Sam Moore and Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello. The Boss is also joined on stage by Fogerty to perform the Creedence Clearwater Revival classics "Fortunate Son" and Roy Orbison's "Oh, Pretty Woman."

Other notable performers featured on the DVD include Jeff Beck, Mick Jagger, Billy Joel, Patti Smith and Billy Gibbons.

The DVD will hit stores on September 28.

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We heard the rumours, but the prospect of having Edward Norton interview Bruce Springsteen as part of the gala presentation of The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town, while exciting, seemed rather far-fetched, considering Norton was nine when Darkness was released. But TIFF has confirmed that the Fight Club star will join the Boss onstage on September 14 to discuss the documentary and Springsteen’s long-standing musical relationship with movies as part of the Mavericks series, in which filmmakers and artists discuss their work. Norton will also be in town for the prison drama Stone, in which he stars with Milla Jovovich and Robert De Niro (both are scheduled to appear).

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Bruce Springsteen's The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story Unveiled for Nov. 16 Release

Columbia Records has just announced Bruce Springsteen's The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story will be released on November 16.

For the first time, fans will have access to 21 never-before-heard complete songs from the "Darkness" recording sessions on 2 CD or 4 LP 180-gram vinyl sets that will be available as The Promise. "'Darkness' was my 'samurai' record," Springsteen writes, "stripped to the frame and ready to rumble. But the music that got left behind was substantial." The Promise will also include the new essay from Bruce Springsteen, lyrics to all new tracks and unseen photographs from the Darkness On The Edge of Town sessions.

Containing a wealth of previously unreleased material, The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story offers an unprecedented look into Springsteen's creative process during a defining moment in his career. In addition to the The Promise 2 CDs, the deluxe 3 CD/3 DVD and 3 CD/3 Blu-ray Disc versions include the Darkness on the Edge of Town album digitally remastered for the first time. Comprising over six hours of film and more than two hours of audio, The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story is packaged within an 80-page spiral-bound reproduction of Bruce's original notebooks documenting the recording sessions for the album, containing alternate lyrics, song ideas, recording details and personal notes.

Visit brucespringsteen.net for an exclusive sneak peek of the The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story video content as well as a first-listen of the song, "Save My Love," from The Promise, and complete details about this new release.

Pre-order The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story 3 CD/3 DVD or 3 CD/3 Blu-ray Disc deluxe editions with exclusive t-shirt and poster only at The Promise Online Store.

The Promise 2 CD and 4 LP packages can be pre-ordered at Amazon. Both 2 CD and 4 LP Vinyl editions with exclusive t-shirt and poster are also available for pre-sale only at The Promise Online Store.

Source: BruceSpringsteen.net
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08 August 2010 @ 09:43 am
Cabler will show 'The Promise' in October

HBO will air the Bruce Springsteen docu "The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town" in October.

From director Thom Zimny, who has worked with Springsteen on several projects, film captures the tumultuous time Springsteen had between "Born to Run" and "Darkness," his fourth album.

For much of that 1975-78 time period, Springsteen was entangled in a lawsuit with his former manager Mike Appel that prevented him from recording any songs. Doc will offer never-before-seen footage, including home rehearsals.

"The Promise" will also unspool at the Toronto Film Festival, to be held in September.

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Bruce Springsteen is rolling out a deluxe version of his classic 1978 disc Darkness on the Edge of Town this fall, and, according to E Street Band guitarist Steve Van Zandt, the set will feature at least ten outtakes - and possibly more. In an interview with a U.K. radio station, Van Zandt said, "We're doing a little bit of fixes on some Darkness on the Edge of Town outtakes, which is going to be a really fun reissue coming for Christmas."

Van Zandt also revealed that Springsteen's engineer has been combing the vault for unheard material from the Darkness era and - much like the Rolling Stones’ recent Exile on Main Street reissue - the release will likely include new vocal overdubs on the old material. "We put ten or so outtakes on the [1998] Tracks box set and we [have since] found ten more," Van Zandt said. "I'm not sure how many we'll put on there. We'll go back and he might finish a lyric on one or two, or finish a harmony on one or two, but we'll keep them intact pretty much."

Van Zandt didn't mention whether or not the reissue will feature a bonus concert film, similar to the 1975 live footage that appeared on the 2005 reissue of Born to Run. The 1978 Darkness On The Edge of Town tour is considered to be one of Springsteen’s greatest – and several complete filmed shows circulate through the fan community in various degrees of quality.


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20 April 2010 @ 05:27 pm
Today's press release:



On June 22, Columbia Records will release Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band's London Calling: Live In Hyde Park concert film on one Blu-Ray disc and as a two DVD set. Captured in London at the Hard Rock Calling Festival on June 28, 2009 in HD, the 163-minute film documents 26 tracks of live Springsteen that begin in daylight and progress through a gorgeous sunset
into night.

London Calling: Live In Hyde Park conveys both the experience of being on-stage and the vast crowd experience of the festival environment. Viewers are able to see Springsteen spontaneously directing the E Street Band and shaping the show as it evolves.

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Source: Backstreets.

On another note: I suck at keeping this community updated, but I thought this was worth mentioning. :)