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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: A CONVERSATION WITH HIS FANS will premiere on VH1 Classic on Friday at 9:00PM
Bruce Springsteen: A Conversation With His Fans is a 30 minute TV program, where fans ask Bruce thought-provoking questions in an intimate studio setting. Bruce discusses the music of Darkness on the Edge of Town and his new album The Promise, in this special broadcast hosted by music critic Dave Marsh. Fan questions are intercut with highlights from the box set, The Promise documentary, the Paramount Theater concert, the 2010 Songs From The Promise concert and rare archival footage from 1978.
Bruce appears on a track on the new Dropkick Murphys album,Going Out In Style. He and Ken Casey trade verses on the 1913 family parlour favorite “Peg O’ My Heart,” previously recorded by the likes of Dean Martin, Al Jolson, Lester Young, and Buddy Clark. Rolling Stone‘s Andy Greene
spoke to Ken about the collaboration; read the article, which includes a great feature on Bruce’s collaborations with seventeen artists over the years.
For the past few years, Bruce has performed on behalf of Monmouth County’s Ranney School, and this year’s set at the Stone Pony was, by all accounts, a remarkable event. His three hour set, backed by Bobby Bandiera’s band and Max Weinberg, spanned his entire songwriting career, from “Growin’ Up” to “My Lucky Day.” A number of guests participated, including Southside Johnny, Danny Clinch, Ron Aniello, Bruce’s mom Adele, and a couple of Ranney School teachers. Check outBackstreets‘ coverage, with eyewitness coverage by Stan Goldstein.
On January 15, Bruce contributed to an amazing night of music on behalf of the Light of Day Foundation, at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park. As he has often done in the past, Bruce sat in with Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers, but also participated in sets by Willie Nile, Jesse Malin, and Alejandro Escovedo. Check out Backstreets‘s detailed coverage with lots of photos and video (check out the acoustic “Your Own Worst Enemy,” a connoisseur’s favorite from Magic). Andy Greene was there too, reporting on behalf of Rolling Stone.
Bruce collaborated on a track called “Better Things” on the new Ray Davies album ‘See My Friends’ in which Ray reinterprets old Kinks classics. On this one of a kind album, Ray collaborates with an amazing selection of artists on tracks from his incredible songwriting career, revisiting his back catalogue and crafting new versions of his classic songs. Everyone from Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi to Metallica features on this diverse collection of material.