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Watch Bruce Springsteen honor Glenn Frey with a cover of “Take It Easy”

Bruce Springsteen, Citizen's Bank Park, Sunday, Sept, 2, 2012. Photo by Eric Ashleigh | showtographe.com
Bruce Springsteen, Citizen’s Bank Park, Sunday, Sept, 2, 2012. Photo by Eric Ashleigh | showtographe.com

Following the passing of Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey on Monday, Bruce Springsteen paid tribute to him with a solo acoustic cover of “Take It Easy” in his concert at Chicago’s United Center.

Watch the cover below, and read a review of the concert here, via the Chicago Tribune. Bruce Springsteen’s River tour stops at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia for a sold-out show on Friday, February 12th. Continue reading →

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Listen to Bruce Springsteen playing the Tower Theatre 40 years ago today

Bruce Springsteen, Danny Federici and Clarence Clemons of the E Street Band (1975) | via http://songmango.com/new-release-bruce-live-in-philly-1975/
Bruce Springsteen, Danny Federici and Clarence Clemons of the E Street Band (1975) | via http://songmango.com/new-release-bruce-live-in-philly-1975/

Of the dozens of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band shows in Philly over the years, many are legend. The Main Point shows from 1973-1975 that earned the rocker high marks in Philly, one of the first cities around the country that embraced his music. Then there are the four shows he played at the Tower Theatre – December 27, 28, 30, 31 – in 1975 that were epic. Continue reading →

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XPN’s Gotta Hear Songs of the Week: Selections by Bruce Springsteen from The Ties That Bind: The River Collection

Bruce Springsteen | Phot by Joel Bernstein | via http://shorefire.com/client/bruce-springsteen
Bruce Springsteen | Photo by Joel Bernstein | via shorefire.com/client/bruce-springsteen

This week WXPN is putting the spotlight on The Ties That Bind: The River Collection, a collection of recordings from The Boss’s ‘The River‘ era. The River was Springsteen’s and the E Street Band’s double album opus that followed 1978’s Darkness On The Edge of Town.

The Ties That Bind: The River Collection features 52 songs on 4 CDs with previously unreleased material, and 4 hours of never-before-seen video on 3 DVDs. The collection also include “The Ties That Bind,” on one DVD, 60-minute documentary that features an interview with Springsteen reflecting on the time when wrote and and recorded The River. Additionally, the collection includes a show recorded in Tempe, Arizona from 1980,” and 1980 River Tour rehearsals held in Lititz, PA. Continue reading →