Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Afternoon Show's back in the studio today on this rainy New Release Tuesday

Pete Townshend says that the validation that he and Roger Daltrey received at Sunday night's (December 7th) Kennedy Center Honors, may underline the fact that their work on a social level may be done. The Who survivors received honors along with Barbra Streisand, Morgan Freeman, country music legend George Jones, and choreographer Twyla Tharp.

Townshend spoke with The Washington Post and explained that part of his original mission as the Who's songwriter was to give a voice to their social class, saying, "(The British working class) had never been heard. So we created our own language, which was rock and roll. And this honor is the establishment saying, 'We hear you.' And that's a strange thing, because if they can hear us, maybe we don't need to do this anymore. It's like somebody saying to Tupac Shakur, 'Ah, I understand what you're saying.' Well, you're not supposed to understand what he's saying. You're supposed to be f***ing scared."


Details are slowly emerging about Bruce Springsteen's upcoming album, called Working On A Dream. Billboard reported that the album's opening track, "Outlaw Pete," runs eight minutes long. Other details on the E Street Band album show that a couple of the tracks -- "Tomorrow Never Knows" and "What Love Can Do" -- both fall below the three-minute mark.

The album features the final studio performances of late E Street organist Danny Federici, as well as contributions from his son Jason, who's also a keyboardist.

Working On A Dream, Springsteen's 16th studio set, will be available on January 27th as both a vinyl LP and a deluxe CD version, featuring a DVD with 38 minutes of behind-the-scenes studio footage taped during the album's recording sessions.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform during the half-time show at the Super Bowl in Tampa, Florida on February 1st, 2009. No other live dates have been announced yet. It's still up in the air whether Nils Lofgren, who's recovering from double hip replacement, will be able to make the Super Bowl gig.

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