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Bruce Springsteen’s long awaited new album — a mix of E Street and other musicians — was finally announced today:

Bruce Springsteen’s new album ‘Wrecking Ball’ has been set for March 6 release on Columbia Records. Marking his 17th studio album, ‘Wrecking Ball’ features 11 new Springsteen recordings and was produced by Ron Aniello with Bruce Springsteen and executive producer Jon Landau. A special edition of ‘Wrecking Ball’ will also be available and include two bonus tracks and exclusive artwork and photography.

‘Wrecking Ball’ Song Titles:
1. We Take Care of Our Own
2. Easy Money
3. Shackled and Drawn
4. Jack of All Trades
5. Death to My Hometown
6. This Depression
7. Wrecking Ball
8. You’ve Got It
9. Rocky Ground
10. Land of Hope and Dreams
11. We Are Alive

Said long-time manager Jon Landau, “Bruce has dug down as deep as he can to come up with this vision of modern life. The lyrics tell a story you can’t hear anywhere else and the music is his most innovative of recent years. The writing is some of the best of his career and both veteran fans and those who are new to Bruce will find much to love on ‘Wrecking Ball.'”

Bruce Springsteen will make an appearance as the keynote speaker at SXSW 2012. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be touring extensively in the US and Europe in 2012. European tour dates have been announced at http://www.brucespringsteen.net.

Stream “We Take Care of Our Own” and pre-order ‘Wrecking Ball’ at:
http://www.brucespringsteen.net

For album artwork and new press photos of Bruce Springsteen:
http://shorefire.com/clients/bspringsteen/

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http://www.brucespringsteen.net

The two bonus tracks are “Swallowed Up” and “American Land.” Below is the video for “We Take Care of Our Own”:

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Bruce Springsteen’s official website announced it tonight: a 2012 tour is coming:

Well, things are starting to heat up down on E Street.

A lot of you have been hearing that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be on tour in 2012. That is absolutely correct. The European dates run from the middle of May until end of July and are being announced this week. Info on the US dates and the World tour dates will coming up shortly.

In addition, we want you to know that the music is almost done (but still untitled), we have almost settled on the release date (but not quite yet), and that we are all incredibly excited about everything that we’re planning for 2012. That’s all the info we have for right now, but we’ll get back to you–real soon.

Can’t wait!

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RIP Clarence Big Man Clemons. Your sax, your spirit and your presence has punctuated so many of the songs I’ve grown up listening to and loving for almost 23 years. You’ll be missed, and not just on E Street but in all of rock music.

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Devoted readers of this blog know my love of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band so it is tonight where we want to pass along our prayers, thoughts, and best wishes to him, his family, and all of E Street Nation following a stroke today.

We’re thinking of you Big Man.

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UPDATE: The link to the Sony Music stream has been taken down, but 15 of the tracks are streaming on NPR.

Bruce Springsteen’s huge release — “The Promise — The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story” comes out November 16.

Today, Sony Music began legally streaming the 21 previously unreleased songs that make up the double CD release (also in the box set, obviously) “The Promise: The Lost Session — Darkness on the Edge of Town.”

That can be listened to here.

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Here’s the link to the full length interview with Brian Williams and Bruce Springsteen

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Tonight, at 9pm ET/PT on HBO, is “The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town.” The new Thom Zimny documentary has gotten rave reviews, and features studio footage from the recording of Darkness along with all new interviews with Bruce Springsteen, the entire E Street Band, and many others.

Watch it. You’ll be thankful you did.

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