The ninth song from Bruce Springsteen‘s forthcoming album, ‘Wrecking Ball,’ is streaming today, and only today, over at NPR Music. While ‘Rocky Ground’ has a handful of elements that seem unusual and could potentially alienate many longtime fans, after a few listens its beauty sinks in, and is possibly his most powerful track since ‘My City Of Ruins’ closed out 2002′s ‘The Rising.’
Cheers rang out when the advance word came out that Bruce Springsteen‘s new album, ‘Wrecking Ball,’ would be a reaction to the ongoing economic hardships in America. After all, for most of his nearly 40-year recording career, Springsteen has been rock’s greatest chronicler of those whose lives have been shattered by uncontrollable forces.
We got some rough news out of England this morning when we learned that Meat Loaf developed an as-yet undisclosed illness and was forced to cancel a British television appearance. The incident took place backstage minutes before he was scheduled to appear on the talk show, ‘Loose Women,’ and shortly after he was seen goofing around with a banana on his head to the delight of the show’s staff.
Bruce Springsteen Week on NBC’s ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ got off to a rousing start last night, with the Boss and the E Street Band performing two songs from their upcoming album, ‘Wrecking Ball.’ the single, ‘We Take Care Of Our Own’ and the title song. ‘Wrecking Ball’ will be released March 6.
The seventh track from Bruce Springsteen’s upcoming album is now being streamed, and it’s the title track, ‘Wrecking Ball.’ The stream will be available for today (Feb. 27) only, then it will be replaced by the next song in ‘Wrecking Ball’s’ sequence, ‘You’ve Got It.’ ‘Wrecking Ball’ the album will be released on Tuesday, March 6.
Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks have made quite a nice living for themselves repeating their past glories. So it makes perfect sense to learn that, this summer, the two of them will be reprising their successful arena tour of last year.
Roy Estrada, bassist and a founding member of both Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention and Little Feat, was sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole for repeatedly molesting a child under the age of 14. Estrada pleaded guilty to the charge back in January, for which he was indicted in March 2008.
Don’t you hate it when you go to a concert and all you get are the hits? Or worse, when it’s the exact same show as the last two tours? Van Halen fans have less to fear right now because Diamond Dave, Eddie and the boys are breaking out some obscurities on their current tour.
Ever since the Beatles first arrived on the scene, interpretive singers have plucked through their catalog for material, either as one-offs or full-blown tribute albums. The latest comes from an unlikely source: Roberta Flack, whose latest album, ‘Let It Be Roberta: Roberta Flack Sings The Beatles,’ is her take on the Fab Four’s songbook.
In a deal that reportedly took three years to complete, Pete Townshend has sold all the publishing rights to his entire catalog – approximately 400 songs between the Who and his solo career – to the Spirit Music Group, a firm that specializes in placing songs in commercials, movies and television shows. Terms of the contract were not disclosed, but the arrangement, which was announced last month, is rumored to be as much as $100 million.
Once again, the hard rock world will spend Memorial Day Weekend converging on Pryor, Okla. for the seventh annual Rocklahoma Festival. Earlier today, AEG Live, the promoters of the festival, announced the lineup for the three-day event. As usual, this year’s roster brings together many top present and classic hard rock and metal acts from May 25-27.
In the latest installment of What Might Have Been, Paul McCartney disclosed that the Beatles occasionally discussed the idea of reuniting. Unfortunately, talks never got past the preliminary stage due to what McCartney called a lack of “passion behind the idea” and fears over whether their newer work together could approach the standards set by their brilliant catalog.
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