The Boss told this month’s New Yorker that he suffered from depression, and even suicidal thoughts during the seventies and eighties. This was also the time that he created some of his greatest music. It’s a sad irony that the best songs usually come from a place of intense emotional pain.
“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” – Washington Irving
Jimmy Fallon is quick becoming the king of celebrity duets. With a long list of super-celebrities sharing his Late Night stage over the years, it is tough to pick a star. But, this duet has to top some list. The Preezy of the United Steezy, the Barackness Monster, the POTUS himself, President Barack Obama joined Jimmy Fallon on stage and took slow-jamming the news to a whole new world-historical level.
“I’ve had my own opinions as each new release dropped since then and each time while I may have disagreed I could see where each side was coming from either yea or nay. But now we have Wrecking Ball and of any original release that the best guitar picker from Asbury Park, New Jersey has let out in to the world this is the one that has the power, strength and consistency to most deservedly sit at the bar and toss ’em back with those other records of Bossman yore. Yes. I’m telling you to feel all right if you’re in a hurry and slip this new album in between Nebraska and Born in the U.S.A. While you’re out you shouldn’t feel disrespectful or bad about it.”
While we may not have a new Bruce Springsteen album waiting under the Christmas tree when Santa Claus comes to town we now have an outright confirmation that he has completed the recording! Find out the highly trusted source this exciting news comes from, read a great forward penned by Bruce for the book Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression, and to show he still brings it hard catch a clip from a recent performance with The Gaslight Anthem.
Last night Taylor Swift dominated the AMA Awards taking home the big cheese of Artist of the Year among many other trophies but that pales to getting to hang with none other that Bruce Springsteen backstage! Yes, Taylor lived out my fantasy as the Boss serenaded her with “Dancing in the Dark” and then signed the guitar he played and gave it to her. And in even bigger Boss news Springsteen reveals that he and the mighty E Street Band will be touring while backing up a new album.
Living legend Bruce Springsteen made glorious noise once again down along the shore at one of his most famous old stomping grounds, the Stone Pony. This time it was the Third Annual Boston College Bar Band Bash. See some great photos from the Saturday night gig and find out why the Bossman was doing a fund raiser for Boston College.
As Bravo’s Real Housewives of New Jersey take one step forward, two steps back down in the Dominican Republic, the Real First Lady of New Jersey Patti Scialfa enjoyed a beautiful day in New York City with her hubby Bruce Springsteen. (It’s a Boss post y’all!)