Let the year-end lists begin! Mega-Springsteen fan Dennis lists his best Bruce-related and non Bruce-related moments of 2012.
Twenty Years. That’s how long it’s been since the last time Joe Walsh offered up a collection of original tunes for his fans. Two decades since his last set of tunes set itself as a backdrop to the first go-round of the Iraq disarmament crisis, George H. W. Bush vomiting in public, and John Gotti receiving his racketeering life sentence…and competing with the likes of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden for chart position (and not faring so well in that fight). [...]
Joe Walsh of Eagles/Barnstorm/solo fame will be releasing his first album of original material in twenty years, titled Analog Man, in just a few days. The last time he presented new music to us, we were involved in Desert Storm the first time and George H. W. Bush was President (that would not be Dubya, for those of you who are timeline challenged). Yeah. It’s been a while. Rolling Stone was kind enough to sponsor official video for a live show that Joe [...]
Guess what, folks? It’s time for another Blerd Radio episode! This episode finds Big Money Mike joined by Popblerd co-conspirators Mike Duquette and Zack Stiegler and special guest Michael Parr . Among the topics discussed: -The quality of Bruce Springsteen’s Wrecking Ball album, the similarity of a certain track to a song by They Might Be Giants, and the curious lack of people of color at your average Boss show. -The underwhelming singles from Madonna’s upcoming MDMA album. Has the Queen of Pop lost [...]
In light of Bruce Chester Alan Arthur Springsteen’s (note: not real middle name) 17th studio album, Wrecking Ball, hitting stores this week, Popblerd has turned to one of its resident Springsteen enthusiasts, native New Jerseyan Andrew “Drew” Ratliff, to provide a definitive (read: entirely subjective) ranked retrospective of The Boss’ studio ouvre. Naturally, sacrifices had to be made. First of all, no compilations: this weeds out the exhaustive bonus disc on The Essential Bruce Springsteen, the four-disc-strong unreleased material compilation [...]
The Boss is back with his first new album in three years. How does it hold up to his lengthy list of classics?
We here at Popblerd are pretty keen on the sexiest senior citizen in rock n’ roll, Bruce Springsteen. Granted, some of us more than others – I hear that man-crush Drew has on The Boss is undying and a little bit creepy. Fortunately for Boss fans, Bruce has announced another round of touring dates for 2012, in anticipation of forthcoming album Wrecking Ball. You can catch the sweat-soaked, three-hour-plus shows at any of the venues below, and in the meantime, [...]
Generally speaking, a new Springsteen album is always cause for excitement, especially in this writer’s tiny New Jersey household where The Boss has achieved demigod status along with Stephen Colbert and Batman. Bruce, after enduring the loss of fellow E Street Band members Danny Federici and Clarence Clemons – the men behind, respectively, the keys and the saxophone, arguably two of the most crucial components of the warm, vibrant E Street sound – has valiantly chosen to soldier on [...]