Boss: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band – The Illustrated History

New Upcoming Book alert: Boss: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band – The Illustrated History

Boss Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band The Illustrated History


Gillian G. Gaar is a new author to me, but from what I’ve searched (reviews from her past books), she have delivered plenty of books with nice reviews. Looking forward to see this one.



There’s a reason his nickname is The Boss–find out why in this illustrated history of Bruce Springsteen, an American songwriting legend.

Bruce Springsteen is a platinum-shifting, stadium-filling rock star, but he is also more nuanced than that. He is a man of the people, making conventional-and-proud-of-it rock music aimed at the American working class.

A supreme songwriter, Springsteen is a rock ‘n’ roll legend, and this lavishly illustrated book is an examination of his life and music. A comprehensive overview of a fascinating and unique artist, Boss: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band – The Illustrated History is a tribute to Springsteen’s body of work, from the rock anthem Born to Run to his sepia-toned analysis of working-class misery, The River. There’s Springsteen’s gnarly, Bonnie and Clyde-style tableaux Atlantic City, as well as his debunking of guys’ yearnings for youthful Glory Days. Throughout it all, Springsteen has demonstrated that he knows how to create a classic track. Find out once and for all why his nickname is The Boss.



About the Author

Gillian G. Gaar has written thirteen books, including The Doors: The Illustrated History, She’s A Rebel: The History of Women in Rock & Roll, Entertain Us: The Rise of Nirvana, and Return of the King: Elvis Presley’s Great Comeback. She was a contributor to Voyageur Press’ Nirvana: The Complete Illustrated History and has also written for numerous publications, including Mojo, Rolling Stone, and Goldmine. She lives and writes in Seattle.


Release date:  July 1, 2016

More info & pre-order: Amazon (US) and Amazon UK


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Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA – River Tour Concert Special

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – 2016-01-16 – Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA – River Tour Concert Special

Bruce Springsteen

Brucetapes fan blog provides you all the concert details from this show. Concert details including setlist, videos, reviews, articles, photos and more! I will try and share everything I can find, but if I’m missing anything. Feel free to contact me on Facebook (that’s pretty much the only place I can check regularly).



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Rebel Rebel
Because The Night
Brilliant Disguise
The Price You Pay


Big Boss Man as intro music

1. Meet Me In The City (Video #1) (Video #2 nice) (Video #3 nice) (Video #4) (Video #5 nice) (Video #6) (Video #7 nice audio) (Video #8 superb) (Video #9 nice) (Video #10 nice)
Introduces The River album (Video #1)
2. The Ties That Bind (Video #1) (Video #2 clip) (Video #3 nice) (Video #4) (Video #5)
3. Sherry Darling (Video #1) (Video #2 nice) (Video #3)
4. Jackson Cage (Video #1) (Video #2 nice) (Video #3) (Video #4 nice)
5. Two Hearts (W/ It Takes Two ending) (Video #1 nice)
6. Independence Day (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3 nice)
7. Hungry Heart (Video #1 clip) (Video #2) (Video #3) (Video #4) (Video #5 crowd surf) (Video #6) (Video #7 clip) (Video #8) (Video #6 crowd surf) (Video #7 crowd surf) (Video #8 crowd surf) (Video #9 nice)
8. Out in the Street (Video #1 short clip) (Video #2) (Video #3 nice)
9. Crush On You (Video #1 clip)
10. You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch) (Video #1) (Video #2 nice)
11. I Wanna Marry You (W/ Here She Comes intro) (Video #1) (Video #2 nice) (Video #3 nice) (Video #4 nice) (Video #5 nice) (Video #6 nice) (Video #7 superb)
12. The River (Video #1 clip) (Video #2) (Video #3)
13. Point Blank (Video #1) (Video #2) (Video #3) (Video #4) (Video #5 nice) (Video #6 nice)
14. Cadillac Ranch (Video #1) (Video #2 nice) (Video #3)
15. I’m A Rocker (Video #1 short clip) (Video #2 nice) (Video #3 nice)
16. Fade Away (Video #1 nice) (Video #2 nice)
17. Stolen Car (Video #1 nice) (Video #2) (Video #3 nice) (video #4)
18. Ramrod (Video #1) (Video #2 nice)
19. The Price You Pay (Video #1 nice) (Video #2 nice) (Video #3 clip) (Video #4 nice)
20. Drive All Night (Video #1 nice)
21. Wreck on the Highway (Video #1) (Video #2 nice)
22. Badlands (Video #1 nice) (Video #2 short clip) (Video #3 nice) (Video #4)
23. Wrecking Ball (Video #1)
24. Backstreets (Video #1 clip) (Video #2) (Video #3) (Video #4 nice) (Video #5) (Video #6) (Video #7)
25. Because The Night (Video #1 nice) (Video #2) (Video #3)
26. Brilliant Disguise (Video #1 clip) (Video #2 nice) (Video #3) (Video #4 nice) (Video #5 nice)
27. The Rising
28. Thunder Road (Video #1 Jake’s solo clip) (Video #2) (Video #3 Jake’s solo) (Video #4) (Video #5 short clip)


29. Rebel Rebel (Video #1) (Video #2 nice) (Video #3) (Video #4) (Video #5 clip) (Video #6) (Video #7) (Video #8 nice) (Video #9) (Video #10 clip) (Video #11 nice) (Video #12) (Video #13) (Video #14 superb) (Video #15) (Video #16 superb) (Video #17 superb) (Video #18 nice) (Video #18 superb)
30. Bobby Jean (Video #1) (Video #2)
31. Dancing in the Dark (Video #1 clip)
32. Born To Run (Video #1 clip) (Video #2 nice) (Video #3)
33. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) (Video #1 clip) (Video #2 clip) (Video #3 nice) (Video #4 nice) (Video #5 nice)
34. Shout (Video #1) (Video #2 nice)


Brucebase entry for this concert: 2016-01-16 – CONSOL ENERGY CENTER, PITTSBURGH, PA

– “Rebel Rebel” is a song by David Bowie, released in 1974 as a single and on the album Diamond Dogs. Cited as his most-covered track, it was effectively Bowie’s farewell to the glam rock movement that he had helped pioneer. More info

Pre-show press and other stuff to read:

Collection of interesting (and recent) blog posts and articles. Not all are related to the upcoming concert.

Boss: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band – The Illustrated History (upcoming book) –

Bruce Springsteen’s 10 Greatest Concerts –

LISTEN: David Bowie Liked This Bruce Springsteen Song –

David Bowie’s Best Covers, From The Beatles to Bruce Springsteen –

Back to ‘The River’: Springsteen kicks off tour Saturday in Pittsburgh –

Springsteen kicks off ‘The River Tour’ in Pittsburgh –

#TheRiverTour rehearsals –

Springsteen tickets hard to come by this morning –

Career saxophonist and Bruce Springsteen band member Eddie Manion celebrates a new solo record at the Strand Theater –

The First Time I Saw Springsteen –


Some other related blog posts you might find useful:

How to download YouTube videos – Easy tutorial how to download youtube videos using free software.

How to upload videos to Youtube and name them properly (user-friendly way) – Please read while uploading videos to YouTube, thanks! Naming videos properly helps fans to find videos from the concerts they went more easily… Your videos will get more views too. 🙂

The Ties That Bind: The River Collection (CD/Blu-ray) –


Reviews & Other:

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Cover David Bowie’s “Rebel Rebel” –
Springsteen Pays Tribute To David Bowie –

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band take Consol crowd down to “The River” in classic show –

Bruce Springsteen Rocking Pittsburgh With “The River” –

Springsteen rocks the house in Pittsburg –

Springsteen Kicks Off The River Tour in Pittsburgh–

Springsteen’s dance partner on Saturday night at Consol was well prepared –

Concert Review: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in Pittsburgh

Review: Springsteen takes it to “The River” in tour opener –

Bruce Springsteen Covers David Bowie, Resurrects ‘The River’ at Tour Opener –

Bruce Springsteen takes you to “The River” on his new tour: A heartfelt, back-to-basics show — that so far avoids politics –

Thoughts On Bruce Springsteen’s The River Tour 2016 Tour Opener In Pittsburgh –

Springsteen in Pittsburgh, January 16, 2016 –

Concert photos:

Photo gallery: Bruce Springsteen at Consol Energy Center –

The River Tour in Pittsburgh –


Bruce Springsteen discussion boards/forums for fans:

The OFFICIAL January 16th 2016 Pittsburgh SETLISTVISION Thread – Greasylake

The heart stopping, pants dropping, house rocking, earth quaking, booty shaking, viagra taking, love making, OFFICIAL Jan. 16 2016 PITTSBURG… – SPL Messages

The OFFICIAL Pittsburgh Setlist Thread – Backstreets (BTX)

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