Bruce Springsteen's team was cautiously optimistic on August 30th, as the first round of tickets went on sale for "Springsteen on Broadway," a run of 79 solo acoustic shows in a small theater in New York. Springsteen knew demand for tickets would be enormous, and wanted to
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Janis Joplin is about to lose it. It's 1969, she's just finished a show at the Fillmore East in New York, and the group in charge of the theater's so-called liquid light show, Joshua Light Show, has projected a one-word question on the screen behind where the bands play: "More?" Joplin had probably been looking forward to a break; she had another show to do later that night. She heads for the
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Pasquale Rotella is on his way to Burning Man via a tiny plane, which he loathes.
"I'd rather pack up an RV and drive 15 hours and wait another seven hours in line," he says with a laugh. That was how he used to travel the
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"When I listen to our early stuff now, I'm blown away by the sheer energy of it," former Hüsker Dü bassist Greg Norton says. "It holds up pretty well. I think it's really gonna surprise a lot of people."
The world will be able to share in Norton's excitement this fall, when the band puts out
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Jef Labes, a keyboardist who'd first hooked up with Van Morrison on the classic Moondance album, was back working on a new record with Morrison in 1973 when his boss flashed on an idea. "He said, 'Let's put together a tour with strings and everything!'" Labes recalls of what was, at the time, a fairly
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