Bruce Springsteen Announces ‘Letter to You,’ New Rock Album With E Street Band

In a recent interview for the What’s Up on E Street? video series (presented by the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University), E Street guitarist Nils Lofgren said that the upcoming album is “as great a record… as I ever heard Bruce make, and that’s saying a lot.” Springsteen released […]

Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band plan new album in Oct.

“Letter To You” will have nine new songs and include new recordings of three unreleased songs that predate Springsteen’s 1973 debut album, “Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.” The songs are: “Janey Needs a Shooter,” “If I Was the Priest” and “Song for Orphans.”

Guitarist Shane Fontayne on His Years With Bruce Springsteen, CSN, Sting, and Rod Stewart

To flash forward again, what’s it like to play with Rod Stewart on a beach in Rio in front of 4 million people?Laughs] It’s in the Guinness Book of World Records [as the biggest concert audience of all time]. I think the only way they can really justify that is that there were a lot […]

Bruce Springsteen to Save the Year With New Album

If anyone were going to save this cursed year, we’d put our money on Bruce Springsteen. As if he were waiting for the time when we needed him the most, here’s the Boss, coming down Thunder Road with a new album in hand. Springsteen announced today that Letter to You, his 20th studio album and […]

Bruce Springsteen’s Raw Energy Makes ‘Letter to You’ a Song You Need to Know

Springsteen said that he and the E Street Band recorded the Letter to You album in a raw burst of energy over five days and didn’t even bother trying to spruce it up with overdubs. So “Letter to You,” the song, comes across urgent and sincere. Springsteen’s voice sounds comforting and comfortable, like lived-in leather, […]

Bruce Springsteen surprises fans as he drops single Letter To You while announcing album he made in FIVE DAYS with lyrics written in the 1970s

‘I love the emotional nature of Letter To You. And I love the sound of the E Street Band playing completely live in the studio, in a way we’ve never done before, and with no overdubs,’ said Bruce’s official statement.

Bruce Springsteen, Devils and Dust

One school of thought suggests music fans in 2005 have become irreversibly jaded and that rock music is therefore incapable of delivering an eye-popping shock. Alumni of said school are advised to head directly to Reno, the third track on Bruce Springsteen’s 13th studio album, Devils and Dust. There, you can find the most astonishing […]

Bruce Springsteen: Wrecking Ball – review

Perhaps that eagerness also has to do with a desire for certainties in an uncertain world. Anyone hoping for a set of complex, difficult, nuanced songs in which Springsteen suggests bankers have feelings, too – admittedly a fairly improbable state of affairs, but you never know – is going to go home disappointed. Wrecking Ball finds […]

Bruce Springsteen: Working on a Dream

Although he has always shown a willingness to borrow from himself, Working On a Dream never feels overburdened by those Springsteen mannerisms that have become cliches. Tomorrow Never Knows, which steals only its title from the Beatles song, is a lilting Nashville shuffle. Life Itself, a stately melody built on a laconic strum, adds glistening […]

Bruce Springsteen Reunites With E Street Band on Emotional ‘Letter to You’

The song is the title track to The Boss’ upcoming album. Bruce Springsteen made a surprise return on Thursday morning (Sept. 10) with the heartbreaking rocker “Letter To You,” the title track to his upcoming 12-song album with the E Street Band. The rock icon’s 20th studio album is due out on Oct. 23 on […]