Sunday, December 2, 2012
Three of Palmyra resident Franks Stefanko's photos of Bruce Springsteen appear in a revealing new biography about the Boss.
Getting at what drives Bruce Springsteen has never been easy. But, a new biography by author Peter Ames Carlin digs as deep into the Boss’ psyche as any previous book has. Bruce, published Oct. 30 by Simon & Schuster, is already on The New York Times bestseller list. The 494-page book, written with Springsteen’s cooperation, has a South Jersey connection. Palmyra resident Frank Stefanko shot three of the photos used in the book. Two of the pictures were shot at the former Shellow’s Luncheonette in East Camden in 1978. One shows Springsteen playing pinball as members of the E Street Band watch. The other is a group shot, with the entire band jammed around a booth. The third photo, shot in 1982, depicts pre-superstardom Springsteen sitting…
Sunday, November 25, 2012
From Bruce Springsteen to the Episcopal Church, who decides how to use the tens of millions of dollars being collected to help Sandy's victims?
First there was New Jersey legend Bruce Springsteen headlining a star-studded telethon to benefit the American Red Cross. Then there was Oscar de la Hoya and his Los Angeles-based Golden Boy Productions donating the proceeds from a night of boxing to the decimated Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City. Now, National Hockey League all-stars Brad Richards and Scott Hartnell have announced Operation Hat Trick, a charitable professional hockey game to be played Saturday night at A.C.’s Boardwalk Hall to raise money for the Red Cross, the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund (HSNJRF), and the Empire State Relief Fund. Next in the lineup, a Dave Matthews Band benefit concert November 30 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford for a relief fund set …
Monday, September 17, 2012
The Wrecking Ball Tour’s last Jersey dates are this weekend. Share your favorite memories of the Boss.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will make their last Wrecking Ball Tour stop in New Jersey this weekend with performances at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Monmouth County knows Bruce better than most, and we bet you’ve got some great stories to share. Let us know about your favorite Springsteen concert. What was happening in your life at the time? What made it so special? And if you have any photos of you and your family and friends at the Wrecking Ball Tour, upload them to this article.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The governor apparently nodded off during a Bruce Springsteen concert in New York City.
Bruce Springsteen's high-energy shows are known to inspire fervor in his audiences. But, apparenty Gov. Christopher J. Christie was running a little low on energy at a recent concert by The Boss at Madison Square Garden in New York City, according to a report on The Huffington Post. A fan sent in a photo of Christie resting his head in his hand, apparently napping during the show, the New York Post reports. Maybe it was during the Nebraska portion of the set. The governor is a longtime fan of The Boss. Last month Christie attended what he said was his 127th Springsteen concert, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Christie's name has been tossed around as a potential running mate for Mitt Romney in next year's presidential …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
I was at Jack's Music Shoppe last night, guess I missed you.
The following may or may not be the actual words of Red Bank: Hey Bruce, it's Red Bank. Sorry to ask, and I know you told me not to bother you unless it was an emergency, but I was just wondering what was up with last night? It's not a big deal, really, I mean we were there out on Broad Street to see you and all - probably more than 100 of us, and on a weeknight - and it was pretty cold outside, but whatever. The album looks great! Wrecking Ball is a good name, I think. Love the cover art. Can't wait to listen to the vinyl I picked up, even though it's only got 11 tracks and the CD has 13 - but We Are Alive seems like it would be a better closer anyway, so no big deal. Plus there's nothing like the sound of a record, is there Bruce? I made…