The Tunnel of Love Express Tour’s five-show station stop in Los Angeles wraps with this peak ’88 performance on April 28. The core Tunnel setlist, including “Be True,” “Brilliant Disguise,” “Tougher Than The Rest,” “I’m A Coward” and “Part Man, Part Monkey,” has never sounded better. An irresistible encore features Arthur Conley’s “Sweet Soul Music” and a deserving homage to Northwest garage rock, as Bruce covers The Sonics’ “Have Love, Will Travel.” Rarer still and even more meaningful is the seminal cover of Ry Cooder’s majestic masterpiece, “Across The Borderline,” the sound of which echoes through Springsteen’s writing ever since. 2nu.gs/BruceLA88
The Reunion tour marked its triumphant conclusion with a ten-show stand in New York City. MSG 6/27/00 puts the exceptional eighth show of the run in the spotlight and a setlist that spans from newly debuted “Code Of Silence” and “American Skin (41 Shots),” all the way back to Springsteen’s first single, “Blinded By The Light.” Additional highlights include “Adam Raised A Cain,” “Trapped,” “Factory,” “Loose Ends,” an ultra rare performance of “Mary Queen of Arkansas,” and the E Street Band playing its Stax/Volt best on Bruce’s modern soul classic, “Back In Your Arms.” 2nu.gs/BruceMSG2000
Bruce Springsteen hosts a new episode of his acclaimed radio show, From My Home To Yours: Volume 19: Fans and Bands. This is an episode based around musicians and their muses, featuring songs by Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, MC5, Joe Strummer and more. Hear it on E Street Radio, SiriusXM Channel 20, or anytime on the SiriusXM app. http://siriusxm.us/BruceVol19
My friend Michael Gudinski was first, last, and always a music man. I’ve toured the world for the last fifty years and never met a better promoter. Michael always spoke with a deep rumbling voice, and the words would spill out so fast that half the time I needed an interpreter. But I could hear him clear as a bell when he would say, “Bruce, I’ve got you covered.” And he always did. He was loud, always in motion, intentionally (and unintentionally) hilarious, and deeply soulful. He will be remembered by artists, including this one, from all over the world every time they set foot on Australian soil. My deepest condolences to his wife and partner Sue and to the whole Gudinski family, of which he was so proud.
– Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen hosts a new episode of his acclaimed radio show, From My Home To Yours: Volume 18: New Born Soul, featuring songs by Bruce, The Staple Singers, Sam Cooke, Bob Dylan, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Warren Zevon and more. Hear it on E Street Radio, SiriusXM Channel 20, or anytime on the SiriusXM app. http://siriusxm.us/BruceVol18