Showing posts from November, 2013

High Hopes - New Springsteen Album Due January 14th, w/Ltd Live DVD of Entire Born in the USA Album

Bruce Springsteen will release his 18th studio album on January 14th. High Hopes is not exactly the follow-up to Wrecking Ball. It's more of an odds and sods record. Before we get into the new album, the big news, for the Bruce faithful, is that there will be a limited special edition of High Hopes, exclusive to Amazon that "also includes a live DVD of Bruce and the E Street Band performing the entire "Born In The U.S.A." album in London, England, during the historic Wrecking Ball World Tour," and according to Amazon, "This version will be available for a LIMITED TIME ONLY." According to Bruce, writing on his website, High Hopes contains "some of our best unreleased material from the past decade. I felt they were among the best of my writing and deserved a proper studio recording." The centerpiece of the project is eight songs featuring guitarist Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine). Morello was filling in for Steve Van Zandt during

Lorde - "Royals", From New Zealand to Nine Weeks at Number One in Billboard and World Domination; The Album's Good Too

The top three on Billboard's Hot 100 this week looks like this: 1. "Royals" - Lorde (87M views) 2. "Roar" - Katy Perry (176M views) 3. "Wrecking Ball" - Miley Cyrus (291M views) Totally unknown at this time last year, Lorde (Ella Yelich-O'Connor), a sixteen year old singer-songwriter from New Zealand, muscled aside two of the behemoths of the pop chart, not only displacing Miley Cyrus after "Wrecking Ball" had spent but two weeks in the top spot, but owning the Hot 100, this being the fifth consecutive week for "Royals" at number one. Update 11/16/2013 - "Royals" is still number one, for the sixth consecutive week. Update 11/23/2013 - "Royals" is still number one, for the seventh consecutive week. Update 11/30/2013 - "Royals" is still number one, for the eighth consecutive week. Update 12/07/2013 - "Royals" is still number one, for the ninth consecutive week. On November