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Of course, you're shocked, . Tom's only 66, , and he had just played a week ago.feedback
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Oct 18 2017
Bruce Springsteen has been quoted 33 times. The one recent article where Bruce Springsteen has been quoted is Remembering Tom Petty, 1950-2017. Most recently, Bruce Springsteen was quoted as having said, “I got the phone call and told the folks in my house. There were shrieks of horror. You couldn't quite believe it. We were from the same generation of rock & rollers. We started around the same time and had a lot of the same influences. And when I lived in California, I got to know him quite well. He was just a lovely guy who loved rock & roll and came up the hard way.”.
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Aug 09 2017

I chose Broadway for this project because it has the beautiful old theaters which seemed like the right setting for what I have in mind. In fact, with one or two exceptions, the 960 seats of the Walter Kerr Theater is probably the smallest venue I've played in the last 40 years. All of it together, is in pursuit of my constant goal to provide an entertaining evening and to communicate something of value.feedback

Aug 04 2017 - Christmas

I now play the role of the Ghost of Christmas Past as the city and its exciting new development passes me by.feedback

Apr 29 2017

Finally, some guy at the IRS must've got smart and said, Who is this guy on the cover of this magazine? Let's see what he's doing,' . They came after us and I had to work for a couple years for somebody else every night.feedback

Apr 29 2017

The main problem we had [making Born to Run] is we didn't know what we were doing. We were clueless about making records. Jimmy Iovine, who became the engineer, I'm not sure if he engineered anything before that record. And none us really knew – we just went in and made noises until it sounded right coming out of the speaker.feedback

Apr 29 2017

I never met anyone in New Jersey who paid taxes. Certainly no one under 25 was paying any taxes. Years went by and no one was paying any taxes – me, the band, no one I knew.feedback

Apr 29 2017

No, no, no – it's about the band, the brotherhood of the band, the fans.feedback

Apr 29 2017

Well, we weren't selling any records the other way. Initially they wanted me to be purely a folk singer, which I looked like I was when I came up to John Hammond's office. John wanted it to be a completely solo album with just me and a guitar. We wanted to make a rock record. We settled in the middle with sort of a rhythm section with acoustic music. Dylan and Van Morrison were big influences for me at the time. I don't regret it. That's the only chance you have.feedback

Apr 29 2017 - Marijuana

In rock bands, you're in your Twenties, you're with all these misfits, and everyone is crazy – that's the people who are drawn to the field. People are hitting one another, fighting, getting thrown in jail, and you're trying to bail them out. Then you bail one guy out and another guy's going to jail. [They're] leaving marijuana plants on the front seat of their car, the car gets towed away, they go to the cops and say, My car was stolen,' and they get thrown right back in jail. These things are going on constantly and every day. A gentle controlling hand is not such a bad thing.feedback

Apr 29 2017

Chance comes along, you dive in no matter what shit you're diving in. You know you come out of this tiny little town and there's a million musicians … your chances are really, really, really small. You've got to have the insane hunger, ego, ambition and desperation to take any chance, anything that comes your way to try to bust your doors down.feedback

Apr 29 2017

Steel Mill was a democracy. But small unit democracy is very, very tough to make work. So after Steel Mill I decided I was going to go under my own name and play with my own band. It was basically a benevolent dictatorship.feedback

Apr 29 2017

In 1980, I think I had about $20,000 to my name – which sounded like a lot of money when I was 20, but when you're 30 and you've been doing this for a while... But most people's early careers are a mess. When you get in the music business, the cards are stacked in favor of the business and they're stacked against the musicians.feedback

Apr 26 2017

Frank's photographs were stark. His talent was he managed to strip away your celebrity, your artifice, and get to the raw you. His photos had a purity and a street poetry to them. They were lovely and true, but they weren't slick … We had other cover options but they didn't have the hungriness of Frank's pictures.feedback

Mar 30 2017

That was supposed to be 23 shows and here it is a year later and we're still doing it. It's hard to make plans sometimes.feedback

Mar 30 2017

I don't want to give away any secrets. But there's always going to be someone that's going to expect to hear 'Jungleland' or 'Thunder Road.' They're not going to hear those. I am working up a version of 'The Ballad of Thunder Road' by Robert Mitchum, so if anyone expects to hear 'Thunder Road,' they will hear 'Thunder Road.feedback

Mar 21 2017

America is a nation of immigrants. And we find this antidemocratic and fundamentally un-American.feedback

Mar 19 2017

About five minutes before the show was timed to start, the back door opens and he comes up and he's got a guitar case and that was it. He just pulled up in his own car and didn't have anybody with him, or a band. We said, What songs are we going to do?' He goes, We're going to do some Chuck Berry songs.feedback

Mar 19 2017

Chuck Berry was rock's greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock & roll writer who ever lived.feedback

Jan 23 2017

Plenty of good people voted for Donald Trump on the basis that I've written about for 30 years which is that the industrialisation of the United States and globalisation and technological revolution hit many people very, very, very, very hard. The recovery that occurred in the United States didn't really get down to a lot of those folks and so I think it makes you easy pickings for a demagogue, which I believe Donald Trump is.feedback

Jan 22 2017

It feels a long ways away, but our hearts and our spirits are with all the millions of people that marched yesterday, and the E Street Band, we are part of the new resistance.feedback

Jan 11 2017

I tend to believe music is important to activism in the sense that it stirs passion, it stirs interest, it stirs curiosity, it moves you to question your own beliefs, it strikes straight to your emotions. And it stirs you up inside.feedback

Nov 07 2016

Those ideas and that campaign is going down.feedback

Nov 06 2016 - Populism

The republic is under siege by a moron, basically. The whole thing is tragic. Without overstating it, it's a tragedy for our democracy. When you start talking about elections being rigged, you're pushing people beyond democratic governance. And it's a very, very dangerous thing to do. Once you let those genies out of the bottle, they don't go back in so easy, if they go back in at all.feedback

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