Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Working on a Dream hits stores today!!!

Out today (Tuesday, January 27th) is Bruce Springsteen's 16th studio album, Working On A Dream. The album, which was born out of the sessions for his 2007 collection Magic, features tracks recorded during breaks on the E Street Band's last world tour, and includes the final sessions featuring late keyboardist Danny Federici.

Springsteen has also announced the initial dates of his U.S. tour, which will take place before the band heads over to Europe in July. So far, only four arena dates have been revealed, with the opening night set for April 1st in San Jose, California.

  • Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band U.S. tour dates (subject to change):
    April 1 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion At San Jose
    May 5 - Charlottesville, VA - John Paul Jones Arena
    May 18 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
    May 19 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mellon Arena
  • On Saturday (January 31st) at 11:00 p.m., VH1 will premiere a new 30-minute documentary called Bruce Springsteen: The Making Of 'Working On A Dream.' The special -- which features different footage than the bonus DVD sold with the album -- will be repeated through the week on VH1 Classic. Check your local listings for stations and times.
  • Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform at the Super Bowl XLIII halftime show on Sunday (February 1st) in Tampa, Florida.
Paul McCartney will perform on next month's Grammy telecast with the Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl on drums. Last June at McCartney's Liverpool concert, Grohl -- playing guitar -- joined the former Beatle onstage for the Wings hit "Band On The Run" before taking his place behind the drums for "I Saw Her Standing There."

Two tracks from McCartney's Amoeba's Secret EP have received Grammy nods -- "That Was Me" is up for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance and his version of "I Saw Her Standing There" is nominated for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance.

The Grammy Awards will be broadcast Sunday, February 8th at 8:00 p.m. ET on CBS.
Stevie Nicks is prepping two new live sets as she gears up for Fleetwood Mac's upcoming tour which kicks off on March 1st in Pittsburgh. Rolling Stone reports that in March, Nicks will release The Soundstage Sessions from her appearance last year on the PBS show -- which features an orchestral version of Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide."

A new DVD called Live In Chicago, features various Nicks and Mac classics alongside such covers as the Dave Matthews Band's "Crash Into Me." Nicks says she's proud of her reinterpretation of the '90s romantic hit, saying, "I think I did the song justice. I'd like to do a record where I take boys' songs and twist them into women's songs."

Stevie Nicks: Live In Chicago was originally issued last year and will be re-released on March 24th. No date has been announced for the Soundstage CD.

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