XPN MusicNotes: Bruce Springsteen to release memoir, Pink Floyd to unleash giant box set

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band | Photo by Cameron Pollack |

Bruce Springsteen will put out a series of songs to go with his just-announced memoir. Chapter and Verse will include two tracks from his first band, The Castiles, as well as early bands Steel Mill and The Bruce Springsteen Band. The album will include the previously unreleased early 1970s songs “He’s Guilty (The Judge Song),” ”Ballad of Jesse James” and “Henry Boy.” It will also include E Street Band songs and solo tracks like “Born to Run,” ”The River,” and “The Ghost of Tom Joad.” Continue reading →


XPN MusicNotes: See Bruce Springsteen literally “dance in the dark,” hear a new Hiss Golden Messenger track

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have become legendary for their  energetic, never-ending performances, but Monday night in Paris the Boss proved too much for the power supply at AccorHotels Arena as they blew a main electrical fuse during the show- cutting electricity to the stage for about 20 minutes and forcing Springsteen to do a little impromptu dancing in the dark.  Watch.

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XPN MusicNotes: Watch Jim James, M. Ward, Conor Oberst and Zooey Deschanel reunite Monsters of Folk and She & Him

Monsters of Folk | via Pitchfork

Supergroup Monsters of Folk reformed in LA over the weekend, reuniting Jim James, Conor Oberst & M. Ward for the1st time in 6 years. Zooey Deschanel also joined M.Ward for a couple of She & Him songs. Watch some fan video of “Vincent O’Brien”, “To Save Me”, “Never Had Nobody Like You” and “Magic Trick.” Continue reading →