Thursday, January 8, 2009

Bruce and Barack... Plus no more Zep

Bruce Springsteen will perform on January 18th at the National Mall in Washington D.C., according to The Washington Post. The performance, which will be part of President-elect Obama's inauguration festivities, will be open free to the public.

During the presidential campaign, Springsteen performed at Obama rallies in Ypsilanti, Michigan; Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio; Philadelphia, and with Billy Joel at a New York City benefit concert.

He'll release his latest album Working On A Dream on January 27th.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform on February 1st as part of the halftime show at Super Bowl XLIII (43) in Tampa, Florida.
Completely negating what was said yesterday, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page's manager, Peter Mensch of Q Prime Management, told on Wednesday (January 7th) that Led Zeppelin and any related projects are officially done, stating, "Led Zeppelin are over! If you didn't see them in 2007 (when they played a one-off reunion at London's O2 Arena), you missed them. It's done. I can't be any clearer than that." As for reports that Page, bassist John Paul Jones, and drummer Jason Bonham planned to carry on with a new singer, Mensch said, "They tried out a few singers, but no one worked out. That was it. The whole thing is completely over now. There are absolutely no plans for them to continue. Zero. Frankly, I wish everybody would stop talking about it."

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