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New Springsteen album in January? Rumor mill heats up
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The writers of this blog are not music critics, and they don't consider a second (or third, fourth or fifth) mortgage to be a perfectly reasonable course of action to pay for front-row tickets, but despite being a whole lot more middle aged than they were when they first put \x34Born in the U.S.A.\x34 or \x34The River\x34 down on the turntable, still feels like Bruce has something -- OK, a lot of things -- to say about our country and the way we live our lives, things that not a lot of other artists are saying. And whether he's talking about the knife that can cut this pain from your heart, the house that's waiting for you to walk in or what that flag flying over the courthouse means, he's nailing down feelings that are so universal that they can raise your spirits and break your heart at the same time. Plus, let¹s face it, the man rocks.
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By Pete Chianca
Oct. 21, 2013 12:16 p.m.



It’s a cycle that has replayed itself since time immemorial, or at least since the invention of the Internet: You’re browsing along, minding your own business viewing funny cat gifs and naughty celebrity videos that have been leaked by their publicists, and suddenly you’re inundated with rumors of a new Bruce Springsteen album.

And here we are again: The Web is abuzz this morning with talk of a new Springsteen album due out this January. Where this information is coming from is a little (OK, a lot) sketchy — cited most often are the ever-popular “reliable sources” and “rumor mill,” which are generally not nearly as reliable as Bernie Horowitz, who according to Gary Larson is the “they” in “that’s what they say.” (And if anybody has a scan of that old Far Side cartoon, please post it on our Facebook page.)

My big fear is that this all started with this post over at fake news site en.mediamass.net. (Other recent headlines: “Bruce Springsteen to Be a Dad?” and “Bruce Springsteen’s Dog Recovering from Surgery.”) It’s not really a satire site so much as a site where they just make sh*t up.

Regardless, if you’d like to weigh in on the rumor-mongering, you might want to try this thread on The Circuit at Greasy Lake. The buzz there is for the album in January and a European tour in the spring, although if there are no U.S. dates first I can think of a few stateside fans whose heads might explode directly off the tops of their bodies. (You know who you are.) Most of what’s on the thread is probably a bunch of hooey, but they’re so nice and polite about it at Greasy Lake that it’s worth a visit anyway.

As for reasons for hope, there are actually a few: Springsteen’s own comments about recording in Australia with Tom Morello, for one, and of course the already announced 2014 tour dates in Australia and New Zealand that seem positioned as a post-Wrecking Ball stint. Given those, the January timetable (same as Working on a Dream) would make sense. So maybe if we believe hard enough and clap our hands, it will actually happen.

 

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