A lush new single off The Boss’ forthcoming Western Stars
Due out June 14th via Columbia, Western Stars harkens to the pop sounds that rang out from Southern California back in the late ’60s. Sun-stained pedal steel set the mood on lead single “Hello Sunshine”, and now The Boss is back with another lush sampling in “There Goes My Miracle”.
Springsteen’s appearance at the show was widely predicted by fans after he announced he’d be appearing at a Netflix event in Los Angeles that happened to take place the day after the Little Steven concert. He played with Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul at some of their earliest shows after reforming in 2017, but this is the first time they’ve done “Sun City” together. Van Zandt recently brought the song back into his repertoire after a journalist in New Zealand told him how popular it was in his country. (Rolling Stone)
Bruce Springsteen, by his own admission, showed up at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood Sunday night, May 5, “begging complete strangers for their vote” at an event hosted by Netflix to promote his Springsteen on Broadway special before Emmy voters. (Billboard)
“I’ve spent about seven years not writing anything for the band. I couldn’t write anything for the band,” confessed Springsteen, whose new solo album, Western Stars, comes out June 14. “And then about a month or so ago, I wrote almost an album’s worth of material for the band and it came out of just… I mean I know where it came from, but at the same time, it just came out of almost nowhere. I had almost two weeks of those daily visitations and it was so nice. It makes you so happy. You go, ‘Fine, I’m not fucked.’ There’ll be another tour.”
Bruce Springsteen’s Netflix special opens on a close up of his face. “That was Jon Landau. That was his shot,” Springsteen said. “ I don’t know if he was influenced by the great Elvis ’68 Comeback Special where the first thing you see is Elvis going [imitating Presley, ‘If you’re looking for trouble”]and you see Elvis’s face. Much better looking than my face. It was a good kick off.”