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Performers for Bruce Springsteen MusiCares 2013 Tribute announced

by on Jan.03, 2013, under ROCK NEWS

Performers for Bruce Springsteen MusiCares 2013 Tribute announced

Bruce Springsteen has already been named as MusiCares' Person of the Year for 2013, and now we know the list of stars who will perform at this year's tribute benefit for the Boss. Springsteen will be honored at special event celebrating his exceptional artistic achievements as well as his philanthropic work. Proceeds from the annual Person of the Year tribute — now in its 23rd year — provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical, and personal need.

The tribute will inlcude performances by Alabama Shakes, Jackson Browne, Kenny Chesney, Ben Harper, Emmylou Harris, Faith Hill, Jim James, Elton John, Juanes, John Legend, Natalie Maines, Tim McGraw, Tom Morello, Mumford & Sons, Patti Smith, Mavis Staples, Sting, Eddie Vedder, and Neil Young.

Springsteen's friend, comedian and fellow New Jersey native Jon Stewart, will be the evening’s host.

In addition to the tribute concert, held in the week leading up to the Grammy Awards since 1989, a gala dinner and silent auction will also raise funds for the organization.

Past MusiCares Person of the Year honorees include, Tony Bennett, Bono, Natalie Cole, Phil Collins, David Crosby, Neil Diamond, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Don Henley, Billy Joel, Elton John, Quincy Jones, Paul McCartney, Luciano Pavarotti, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, Sting, Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, and Neil Young.

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Rock On the Talks Recap: Linkin Park, the Offspring, Shinedown, Pat Benatar, Tenacious D, Charlie Watts and the A, B, C & D of Boogie Woogie, Neil Young, Ringo Starr, Everclear, Joe Walsh


Rock On the Talks Recap: Linkin Park, the Offspring, Shinedown, Pat Benatar, Tenacious D, Charlie Watts and the A, B, C & D of Boogie Woogie, Neil Young, Ringo Starr, Everclear, Joe Walsh

Linkin Park rocked Jimmy Kimmel Live last Wednesday and Thursday nights (June 27 & 28) to perform 'Burn it Down' and 'Faint' on Wednesday, and returning to rock Jimmy Kimmel’s outdoor stage on Thursday with the new tune 'Lies Greed Misery' and 'New Divide,' the theme from the 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’ movie.' Linkin Park are projected to debut atop the charts next week with 'Living Things,' with Billboard .com projecting sales of about 220,000 copies.

2012 Honda Civic Tour Dates:
Aug. 11 — Bristow, VA — Jiffy Lube Live*
Aug. 12 — Uncasville, CT — Mohegan Sun Arena*
Aug. 14 — Boston, MA — Comcast Center
Aug. 17 — Camden, NJ — Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 19 — Atlanta, GA — Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug. 21 — Detroit, MI — The Palace of Auburn Hills
Aug. 22 — Cincinnati, OH — Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 24 — Chicago, IL — First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
Aug. 25 — Indianapolis, IN — Klipsch Music Center
Aug. 27 — Dallas, TX — Gexa Energy Pavilion
Aug. 28 — Houston, TX — Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 30 — Denver, CO — Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Sep. 4 — Vancouver — Rogers Arena
Sep. 5 — Tacoma, WA — Tacoma Dome
Sep. 7 — Mountain View, CA — Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sep. 10 — San Diego, CA — Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
*Linkin Park and Mutemath only

The Offspring rocked 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on June 25th, the day before the official release of their new 'Days Go By' album. Check out their performances of the title track and new single, as well as their classic 'Self Esteem'

Shinedown performed an acoustic version of their latest single 'Unity' from their album 'Amaryllis' on 'Conan' (June 20). Great performance from a great band:

Pat Benatar and Neil Geraldo brought 'Love Is A Battlefield' live to CBS' 'The Talk' a couple of weeks ago:

Pat, Neil and their band also performed on 'Fox & Friends' (June 29) Check out the clips below:

Tenacious D's Jack Black and Kyle Gass explained on 'The Daily Show With Jon Stewart' what it feels like to rock so hard, and performed 'Deth Star' and 'Throw Down,' off their album, 'Rize of the Fenix.'

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts and his side project The A,B,C & D of Boogie Woogie stoped by 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last Friday night, as they were in New York to kick off a four-night stand at the New York City jazz club The Iridium. Check out the performance in the last segment of this full episode:


Neil Young and director Jonathan Demme stopped by 'CBS This Morning' last week to promote 'Neil Young Journeys.' Young and Demme have filmed three concert films together. In this one, Young returns to his hometown of Omemee, Ontario to rediscover his roots before taking the stage at Toronto's Massey Hall last year.

Ringo Starr made a stop June 22nd on The Today Show and reveals why he continues to tour into his 70s and discusses the long-lasting legacy of the Beatles.

Everclear rocked 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' on July 22nd to perform and promote their 'Summerland' summer tour with Gin Blossoms, Sugar Ray, Lit and Marcy Playground. Check it out in the last segment of this full episode:

Joe Walsh made a stop on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' to discuss his new album 'Analog Man' and talk about what he's been doing in the past 20 years since his last solo album, including touring with the Eagles four times.

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Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Wrecking Ball’ debuts at #1, The Boss on cover of new Rolling Stone

by on Mar.14, 2012, under CD/DVD RELEASES, ROCK NEWS

Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Wrecking Ball’ debuts at #1, The Boss on cover of new Rolling Stone

Bruce Springsteen's new 'Wrecking Ball' album finished in the top spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart after selling 196,000 copies during its first week of release. There was a question of whether or not 'Wrecking Ball' would finish about the phenomenally successful '21' album from Adele, but it squeeked ahead by only 1,000 copies sold.

It's the Boss' 10th #1 album, which ties him with Elvis Presley for third place on the list of artists with the most chart-topping Billboard albums, behind only The Beatles with 19, and Jay-Z, who has 12.

The first Springsteen album to finish at #1 was 1980′s 'The River' and his last five albums of original material; 'The Rising,' 'Devils and Dust,' 'Magic,' 'Working on a Dream' and now 'Wrecking Ball,' have all debuted at No. 1.

If Adele finished #1, it would have been her 24th non-consecutive week, which would be the first time any album had done that since the soundtrack to 'Purple Rain' by Prince and the Revolution did so in 1984-5.

Ironically the album that knocked 'Purple Rain' out of the top spot was Springsteen’s 'Born in the U.S.A.,' which was possible payback for Prince’s 'When Doves Cry' kept 'Dancing in the Dark' from becoming Springsteen’s only No. 1 single.

Bruce is on the cover of the new Mar. 29th issue Rolling Stone Magazine, which icludes his interview with Jon Stewart.


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Springsteen News: Apollo Theater Sirius/XM Anniversary Fundraiser show recap (video), Jon Stewart interviews the Boss for Rolling Stone Magazine

by on Mar.10, 2012, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS, ROCK TOUR DATES, VIDEO

Springsteen News: Apollo Theater Sirius/XM Anniversary Fundraiser show recap (video), Jon Stewart interviews the Boss for Rolling Stone Magazine

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band rocked a 20-song, two-hour and five-minute concert for 1,500 people at New York’s legendary Apollo Theatre last night (Mar. 9). The show was a celebration of SiriusXM’s 10th anniversary and a fundraiser for WhyHunger. The show was broadcast over the satellite radio service’s E Street Radio station.

Eight songs during the show came from Springsteen's recently released 'Wrecking Ball' album, including the first two, ‘We Take Care of Our Own’ and the title track. The band ran through many of their classics as well, including 'The Promised Land,' 'The Rising' and 'Thunder Road.'

Paying tribute in a sense to Harlem's Apollo, Springsteen talked about how much he had learned about life from the soul greats of the 1960's. The E Street Band then performed several classic soul songs including the Temptations, 'The Way You Do the Things You Do,' Wilson Pickett’s '634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.),' during which Springsteen climbed up into the balcony. The show closed with Sam & Dave’s 'Hold On, I’m Comin' as the Boss was led off the stage by his tech in the style of James Brown.

At the end of the band introductions as 'My City of Ruins' came to a close, he asked the crowd, "Are we missing anybody," talking not only of saxophonist Clarence Clemons, who passed lat year, but also organist Danny Federici, who died in 2008. The crowd then rose to their feet as Springsteen continued "The only thing I can guarantee you is that if you're here and we're here, they're here."

Springsteen sang the line, 'They made that change uptown and the Big Man joined the band' during 'Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out' unaccompanied as the crowd cheered. The horn section then played Clemons’ famous two-bar solo in unison. It was quite a tribute to the gone but never forgotten Big Man.

Clarence's nephew Jake Clemons played his uncle’s famous solo on 'Badlands,' 'The Promised Land' and 'Thunder Road.' He also played sang backup vocals on several other numbers. The world tour kicks off in Atlanta on March 18.

Apollo Show Setlist:
1. We Take Care of Our Own
2. Wrecking Ball
3. Badlands
4. Death to My Hometown
5. My City Of Ruins
6. E Street Shuffle
7. Jack Of All Trades
8. Shackled & Drawn
9. Waiting On A Sunny Day
10. The Promised Land
11. Mansion On The Hill
12. The Way You Do The Things You Do
13. 634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A)
14. The Rising
15. We Are Alive
16. Thunder Road
17. Rocky Ground (w/Michelle Moore)
18. Land Of Hope and Dreams
19. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
20. Hold On, I’m Comin’

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Here's an additional clip via Rolling Stone of 'Death Of My Hometown'

'Daily Show' host Jon Stewart has interviewed Bruce Springsteen for the cover story in the next issue of Rolling Stone, on newsstands March 16th.

"It’s not at all surreal," Stewart said sarcastically while referring to his friendship with the legendary rocker. "It’s very hard to reconcile sitting and fishing in a little pond in New Jersey with a guy that you spent many years hitchhiking the New Jersey I-95 corridor to see in Philadelphia back in the day. The only band I think I’ve seen more than Bruce Springsteen is the Springsteen tribute band Backstreets. I try not to let him know how pathetic I truly am."

In this interview, the two talk at length about Springsteen's new album, 'Wrecking Ball,' as well as their common ground as popular entertainers with a serious interest in politics. Springsteen offers his take on Occupy Wall Street and the negative influence of what he calls the "big-money Wall Street hustle," explains why his new single "We Take Care of Our Own" is not "jingoistic" and opens up about how he's coping with the death of E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons. "Losing Clarence was like losing the rain," Springsteen says. "You’re losing something that has been so elemental in your life for such a long time."

Jon Stewart’s interview with Bruce Springsteen will be available on newsstands and through Rolling Stone All Access on March 16th, 2012.

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Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl and producer Butch Vig talk ‘Nevermind’ with Jon Stewart

by on Sep.28, 2011, under INTERVIEWS, ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl and producer Butch Vig talk ‘Nevermind’ with Jon Stewart

The Daily Show's Jon Stewart hosted a special Town Hall Q&A in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of "Nevermind." Fans asked questions of Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl and producer Butch Vig in the SiriusXM Studios in New York City. In the first clip, the three talk about the tracks on Nevermind and jokingly tease about another possible box set. In the second, Krist and Dave recall Dave's first rehearsal with the band, and Dave talks about leaving his former band, Scream.

The special aired as part of Nevermind Radio, a five-day all-Nirvana channel featuring live recordings, rarities and more. Nevermind Radio took over Lithium, which plays the best '90s alternative music. These clips are really good, let's hope the entire interview will get posted at some point.

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