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RUMOR: Full No Nukes 1979 Video Due Out, Tracks II Delayed...Yet Again

posted Jul 17, 2021, 10:35 AM by Brandon Thompson

Buckle up. The (at this point) unicorn Tracks 2 boxset may yet again be delayed for a different Bruce Springsteen project. Rumors are now flying around two Springsteen fan messaging boards (BTX and Hoffman) that Bruce Springsteen's camp is looking into releasing all of the songs that The E Street Band performed on September 21 and 22 of 1979. Springsteen hinted that there would be a big release coming later this year and it appears that this is what he was talking about according to recent rumors. Stan Goldstein also hinted that Tracks II is now paused via a Facebook post in a Springsteen fan group. Goldstein wrote: "According to some recent internet chatter and my own sources, the release from the vault Bruce hinted at on his E Street Radio interview last month is going to be video of all the songs the E Street Band did at the Sept. 21-22, 1979 No Nukes shows at Madison Square Garden. Not sure how they are releasing it and in what format. Also some have noticed that the audio from those shows, that had been released as part of the archive series a while back, is no longer available. Previously the only footage we have seen from No Nukes has been from the 1980 movie which had "The River," "Thunder Road" and parts of "Quarter to Three." Plus there were some other songs including "Rosalita" that circulated in the bootleg world. This means no Tracks II for now."

Sigh. While this is no doubt a great release if true...I can't help but feel a bit underwhelmed that this massive Bruce Springsteen boxset is yet again being pushed off. The unicorn boxset was rumored to have lost full complete albums alongside some outtakes throughout Bruce's career. We're not talking a few songs, we're talking 10+ discs worth of music. Talk about a release that would get the fans excited...that would be it. 

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RUMOR: Bruce Springsteen To Headline Central Park Concert This Summer

posted Jun 30, 2021, 4:40 PM by Brandon Thompson   [ updated Jul 10, 2021, 4:54 AM ]

There has been a rumor floating around for some time now that New York City was going to host a concert in Central Park this summer to celebrate the re-opening of the city. With Bruce Springsteen re-opening Broadway, he might be slated to re-open the entire city with this concert that is rumored to take place on August 21. To help fuel the rumor that Springsteen will be in attendance, he mysteriously has two scheduled Broadway date for that Saturday, August 21. He typically runs the show from Tuesday-Saturday the weeks he is playing.

Just today the website, Page Six, has sources telling them that Bruce Springsteen is a locked deal. The article states that he is expected to headline the show and also "perform a song with Patti Smith." Wonder what that song could be...(cough...Because The Night...cough). Paul Simon is also expected to be headlining the show alongside Bruce if the show does indeed commence. If the rumored show does take place, viewers should be able to watch it live on CNN according to the report. It is unclear if E Street will be involved, but I think it is safe to assume that it will just be Bruce Springsteen performing acoustically and without his band. Although, you never know...I guess we will soon find out since August 21 is under two months away. 

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RUMOR: New Bruce Springsteen Album "Letter To You" Announcement Tomorrow, September 10

posted Sep 9, 2020, 12:32 PM by Brandon Thompson   [ updated Jul 10, 2021, 4:54 AM ]

UPDATE: NJARTS.net has acquired the track listing and (excuse my language) but holy shit. This could be incredible for die-hard Springsteen fans. Yeah, you're reading that right. Janey Needs A Shooter, If I Was The Priest, AND Songs For Orphans! These are classic outtakes that die-hard Springsteen fans most definitely know. This all but confirms an E Street Band record is happening. Official word coming tomorrow with a rumored single drop!

Tracklist

One Minute You're Here
Letter To You
Burnin Train
Janey Needs A Shooter
Last Man Standing
The Power Of Prayer
House Of A Thousand Guitars
Rainmaker
If I Was The Priest
Ghosts
Songs For Orphans
I'll See You In My Dreams

Looks like the rumors are going to be true. Bruce Springsteen will release his 20th studio album, Letter To You, sometime around October. Nail City Record was the first store to accidentally post (and as of this writing still has it posted) the pre-order page for the assumed new Bruce Springsteen record. No track listing was posted with the pre-order page. Shortly after, the same album cover was listed for pre-order on Amazon's UK page. 

Badlands.it, where the rumors really started heating up, says that they expect this album to be an E Street Band record. 

So...it looks like we are getting a new record and we should know all the details tomorrow (September 10). It is also likely we will get a new single tomorrow with an announcement for an October 23rd release date if recent rumors are correct. 



RUMOR: Details On New Bruce Springsteen Album Emerge - Potential Tracklist and Release Date Information

posted Sep 2, 2020, 12:50 PM by Brandon Thompson   [ updated Sep 2, 2020, 1:10 PM ]

Now, as always, take this with a grain of salt. New details of the rumored new Bruce Springsteen album have emerged today. All of a sudden a flurry of information hit the internet regarding this new album. 

First, PinkCadillacMusic fan club posted on their instagram (@pinkcadillacmusic) a list of song titles with Ron Aniello's "It's coming" post as the background. The titles appeared are: Hung Out To Dry, The House Is On Fire, Achilles Heel, The Storm, As Good As Gold, Tooth and Nail, Between Heaven and Earth, Nancy's Bar, The Mask Unveiled, Parasite, Noah. Their caption for the post on Instagram reads: "Rumors Rumors Rumors Rumors Rumors Rumors...????????? October October October October October...??????" 

Second, there are rumors that @Badlands.it has published on their locked twitter page that they expect a new Bruce Springsteen single to be released on or around September 10 with the full album dropping on October 23. 

I know what you're thinking. This nowhere near confirms that the new Bruce Springsteen album is for sure coming. However, there have been signs that something is brewing. Now are those song titles posted from PinkCadillacMusic accurate? Potentially. Nancy's Bar raises some questions but we do also have a Springsteen song called Queen of the Supermarket. I myself have not confirmed the twitter @Badlands.It post as I do not follow that page. I will say that the None But The Brave podcast, as discussed in our rumor last week, said don't be surprised if they come back before Bruce's birthday (September 23) to discuss some sort of breaking news. It sounds like that news just might very well be a "new" Bruce Springsteen album. Why did I put quotations around new? The song Between Heaven and Earth is known to have been recorded for the lost 1994 Springsteen album. Granted, who knows if it was actually completed or when all these rumored song titles were written, just something to note. Of course, if anything breaks or if any more rumors appear regarding this album, we will bring all the information to you. 


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RUMOR: Tracks 2 Boxset Delayed, Possibly For New Springsteen Album?

posted Aug 26, 2020, 11:23 AM by Brandon Thompson   [ updated Aug 26, 2020, 11:43 AM ]

Here we go again with "Tracks 2." It appeared that Springsteen was all but ready to release his highly anticipated "Tracks 2" boxset. This of course would be a huge win for his die hard fan base as it was rumored to be a massive collection (upwards of 10 discs) of outtakes and unreleased albums. However, things may have changed which is not unusual in the world of Bruce Springsteen. According to Hal and Flynn from the None But The Brave podcast, Tracks 2 appears to be put on hold and that there may be something new announced from camp Springsteen by The Boss' birthday (September 23). We know that Springtseen has been hard at work in the studio for the better part of a year and he himself stated that he was working on a new E Street record back in 2019. One would only think that the project is now complete and that it may be the new project that is next for Springsteen to release. This would however be a rare thing for Springsteen to do. With the recent exception of his 2019 album Western Stars, Springsteen usually waits to release an album that he plans to tour behind. Of course, given the current touring climate with the COVID-19 virus impacting the entire world, Springsteen would have to wait some time to tour behind the new record if he decided to release it this fall. Some fans believe that Springsteen must feel very strongly about the album that it needs to be released and heard now rather than waiting for the appropriate time to tour. Guess we shall see what The Boss has planned for us in about a month.

Photo: Lisa Businovski

RUMOR: Bruce Springsteen's Tracks 2 Boxset Due Out This Winter

posted Jun 13, 2019, 4:57 PM by Brandon Thompson   [ updated Jun 15, 2020, 6:37 AM ]

UPDATE (06/15/2020): There has been some steam behind "Tracks 2" on Springsteen fan boards such as BTX. There have been some rumors floating around that the new "Tracks 2" boxset could come out this holiday season. Ironically, we posted this rumor almost one year to the day and it's back to picking up steam. It is rumored that the new "Tracks 2" could be bigger than the first boxset of outtakes and B-Sides. As Gary Mallaber stated in the original rumor below, there are a plethora of Western Stars outtakes as there could be at least 20 additional songs that were recorded from those sessions. In addition to outtakes, Springsteen fans may be treated to some unreleased albums that The Boss was working on through the 1990's and through the 2010's. Yes, full unreleased albums could make there way into this boxset. Again, these are just rumors but some juicy rumors indeed. Fingers crossed we get this boxset this year. 

Gary Mallaber, a drummer who played on Springsteen's Lucky Town, stated that he recorded additional songs for Western Stars (due out tomorrow) that will appear on a new boxset due out "around Christmas time." It has been expected that Springsteen would release a Tracks 2 of outtakes from his studio albums at some point, but this early is quite the surprise to Springsteen fans. 2019 may just turn out to be a treat for Boss fans...


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RUMOR: New Bruce Springsteen Album In June?

posted Apr 14, 2019, 11:40 AM by Brandon Thompson   [ updated Apr 16, 2019, 8:35 AM ]

Update (April 16)

New rumors are circulating this morning from Italy. Greasy Lake (@GreasyLake on Twitter) posted an interesting screenshot from a Facebook post stating that we can expect a new Bruce Springsteen single on April 26 and an album release on June 14. There appears to be some smoke on this new album rumor...stay tuned. 


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It's been a while since we had a juicy Springsteen rumor...A popular Italian Springsteen blog, Pink Cadillac, has hinted that they have heard that the new Bruce Springsteen album may be slated for a June 7 release. Full text from their blog post today is below. 

Waiting for the release of the next album scheduled for June 7th, Bruce performed last night at the Kristen Ann Carr Fund gala at the Tribeca Grille, Robert De Niro's New York venue. The event was a resounding success, an explosion of great music and a gathering with many famous people, including Roy Bittan and Bruce Springsteen. The boss inflamed the evening with a beautiful version of "Rocking Pneumonia and Boogie Woogie Flu" and "Down the Road Apiece", played with the Tangiers Blues Band by photographer Danny Clinch, proving to be in excellent shape.

In the comments section of their post, they say that the information has come from a source close to Sony. We shall see if this rumor picks up any steam but a June 7 release does seem a little early considering we are already in mid-April. But, who knows. Maybe, just maybe, we'll be surprised and hear an announcement soon. 

RUMOR CONFIDENCE SCORE: 3/10
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UPDATED: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band WILL NOT TOUR In 2019

posted Dec 2, 2018, 6:55 AM by Brandon Thompson   [ updated Dec 4, 2018, 5:37 PM ]

Update: Bruce Springsteen has released a statement saying that he will not be touring in 2019 with the band and will be working on "various recording projects." 

Full statement: Just a note to quell some of the rumors over here on E Street. While we hope to be back with you soon, the E Street Band won’t be touring in 2019. Before I go back to my day job, the year will be consumed with a break after our Broadway run and various recording projects I’ve been working on. We do hope to see you soon, and until then, we have some mighty E Streeters out there regularly performing with their own projects who’d love and deserve your support. All love and Happy Holidays!

- Bruce Springsteen

In a new interview with with the UK's Sunday Times Magazine, a hint was dropped about Springsteen's future plans in regards to both his new album (that has been talked about for years) and a possible new E Street Band tour for next year. Here are a couple excerpts  from the interview that drop some hints:

In any case, he’ll soon be “back to my day job” — touring with the E Street Band, including venues in the UK. He will also release a new album, his first for five years: “For lack of a better word, it’s a singer-songwriter album — more of a solo record.” His fans would prefer to see “the Boss” on stage than on the stump, he says...

When he tours in the next few months with the E Street Band, he may have to forgo the energetic knee slides across the stage and crowd surfing that were once trademark features of concerts that stretched to four hours and more. But otherwise he’s making no concessions.

It’s welcome news for the millions who look back on their lives to the soundtrack of five decades of Springsteen’s music. And he has a clear message for those watching him for their cue to ease off the throttle, kick back and retire: “Don’t stop … keep going.”

Can we look forward to another decade of rocking?

“Sure. Why not.”

By the way the article is worded, we can possibly expect to see a "solo" record that is backed by an E Street Band tour that does specifically say within the next few months. There have been other rumors going around such as Bruce playing Notre Dame stadium and the Glastonbury festival this summer. I wasn't holding my breathe for those rumors to come to fruition but this interview seems to stir the pot of a possible E Street Band spring/summer tour. 

Confidence in Rumor Score: 4/10: There have been rumors going around the past few months talking about Springsteen touring in the summer. There is still no direct quote from Springsteen himself saying that they will likely hit the road. At least that is not evident in this interview. Maybe the reporter took Springsteen's quote of "back to my day job" as touring with the E Street Band, which is why I gave this a cautious score of a 4/10. Keep checking back as I will update the rumors page with any other rumors that may have some substance. 



Photo: Billboard

Springsteen Producer Posts Photo Of Max Weinberg In Bruce's Home Studio

posted Aug 27, 2018, 5:24 PM by Brandon Thompson   [ updated Aug 27, 2018, 5:28 PM ]

So...an interesting story post from Springsteen's producer, Ron Aniello, made an appearance on his instagram account today (@anyoneforthetruth). The picture below was taken from his instagram account and shows the mighty Max Weinberg in Springsteen's home studio. Aniello has produced both Wrecking Ball and High Hopes for Springsteen as of late. However, he does also have ties to Springsteen's wife and the release of her new albums so technically it could be for her upcoming album. 

It's my belief though that Max Weinberg would not be called in to record on a Patti Scafila record. Who knows though. It's an interesting tidbit of information that could shine light onto a possible new Springsteen record...or dare I even say...an E Street record? 

Now who wants to dive into some computer forensics and clear up the notebook on the music stand?
 

RUMOR: Springsteen On Broadway May Be Extended Through June

posted Oct 18, 2017, 5:52 AM by Brandon Thompson   [ updated Oct 18, 2017, 12:54 PM ]

According to reports from the NYPost and BroadwayWorld Springsteen may be ready to extend his Broadway run "possibly even to June." The current schedule has The Boss playing the Walter Kerr Theater through early February. There have been reports of Springsteen maybe taking this Broadway show to London but it sounds like the highly praised performance may be staying put in New York City for a bit longer. Keep it here for any of the latest developments. 

Photo: Los Angeles Times

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