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Grammy nominations had their own TV special last night. If you turned the channel 30 seconds in because you couldn't get through the tortured opening dialogue between LL Cool J and Taylor Swift (oh, LL, a honky-tonk is a bar, silly!), you missed a tribute to Johnny Cash, a performance by Maroon 5 and all men being nominated in the category of Album of the Year. Philly connections for the nominations: The Temple University Symphony Orchestra picked up two spots in the Best Instrumental Composition category; Bruce Springsteen picked up three (including Best Rock Album for Wrecking Ball); and The Roots scored one
The disaster that is Revel keeps getting disaster-ier. The brand-new Atlantic City casino—it just opened in May—is "burning through cash at an alarming rate," New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney said in a letter to the state's Division of Gaming Enforcement. The casino has already spent a $100 million line of credit offered by the state, while failing to pay its property tax bill. "The consequences of the casino's collapse could have severe consequences for the region and the taxpayers, especially in light of the impact of Hurricane Sandy," Sweeney wrote. Other than that, however, everything must be fine in
Christie Says Springsteen Made Him Cry. The biggest Springsteen fan ever, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, says that he met The Boss at the Hurricane Sandy benefit show last week and that the two hugged. He also said he got to speak to Springsteen on the phone because Christie was talking to President Obama and the Prez handed the phone off to The Boss. Christie says he wept after meeting his idol. [Newsworks]Obama, Romney Tie in First Vote Village. For the first time ever, two candidates tied in the first vote at Dixville Notch. Ten people voted in the New
Jersey's golden boy Bruce Springsteen is in the midst of a tour in support of his recent album, Wrecking Ball. On Wednesday, The Boss and his E Street Band played a show in Rochester, New York. As Springsteen gave a spoken intro to his "My City of Ruins"—a song originally written about Asbury Park—he talked about the destruction of Hurricane Sandy and commended New Jersey Governor (and noted Springsteen super fan) Chris Christie."We wish you a happy Halloween, but we are a rock 'n' roll band form the Jersey Shore, and tonight we carry a lot of sadness
NBC has announced that it will host a Hurricane Sandy benefit concert featuring musicians from some of the areas hit hardest by the storm. Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Christina Aguilera, Sting and Jimmy Fallon are all scheduled to perform and the event. Proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross. It will be broadcast from NBC's Rockefeller Center facilities on Friday at 8 p.m. It'll be shown on Bravo, CNBC, USA, MSNBC and E! and tape-delayed for the West Coast. [Huffington Post]
Hey, did you know that Bruce Springsteen is a Democrat? If you somehow managed to miss the memo, speeches, lyrics, and his snubbing of Republican New Jersey Governor (and Springsteen superfan) Chris Christie, The Boss came out and officially endorsed President Barack Obama in his bid for a second term. Springsteen posted a messaged to his website (posted below) ahead of appearances on the campaign trail in Iowa and Ohio with former President Bill Clinton. And, in case you'd forgotten, President Obama has gone on the record, reciprocating Springsteen's admiration. In a 2009 speech in Washington, President Obama said that
Maybe The Boss isn't as popular as everybody thought. On Wednesday, the Constitution Center announced budget and staff cuts thanks, in part, to the Bruce Springsteen exhibit bringing in much less revenue than originally anticipated. The 2013 budget calls for the elimination of 17 staff positions and a reduction in programming and advertising spending.
Programming and advertising costs for 2013 will be reduced by roughly $2.5 million to around $3.5 million. Forecast budget expenditures will be about $13.8 million in 2013, compared with current internal projections of $18.4 million for 2012. [Inquirer]
Jessica Springsteen—The Boss' 20-year-old daughter—is reportedly the proud new owner of a gold medal-winning horse. Murka's Vindicat W is a 10-year-old gelding that helped Peter Charles secure a gold medal for Britain in a jump-off at the 2012 London Games. Springsteen has been riding since she was five and hopes to compete for the United States at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. [AP]
Devout Bruce Springsteen worshiper and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has a decision to make. Christie will have to either sign or veto a bill that would prevent the transport of horses for the purpose of human consumption. While there aren't many Americans making dinner out of Mr. Ed, people in Europe are eating horses. There aren't any horse slaughterhouses in America, but New Jersey is apparently a "major artery" that helps transport horses to Canada so they can be killed and shipped to Europe. Jessica Springsteen has appealed to Governor Christie asking that he sign the bill, which passed
Every year, commercials for Major League Baseball's playoffs make us hate somebody. In 2007 it was Dane Cook and his obnoxious, "There's only one October." Last year it was Tinie Tempah. This year it's going to be The Boss. The new MLB playoffs promo on TBS features Springsteen's song "Land of Hopes and Dreams" off his latest album Wrecking Ball. If you didn't already hate it, you're bound to loathe the hell out of it by October.