Springsteen News Roundup
"THE BOSS" & SOUTHSIDE BACK IN ASBURY
Bruce Springsteen popped up on Saturday night (July 6th) in Asbury Park, New Jersey at the Stone Pony Summer Stage to jam first with E Street Band bassist Garry W. Tallent -- and then play a seven-song set with Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes. Earlier in the evening, "The Boss" joined forces with Tallent on his tune "Dirty Rotten Shame," then later hit the stage with Southside for runthroughs of "Sherry Darling," "The Fever," "Talk To Me," "Kitty’s Back," "I Don’t Wanna Go Home," "Mona/Not Fade Away," and "Having A Party." (Backstreets)
BRUCE TAPS '80 NASSAU STAND FOR RELEASE
Bruce Springsteen has chosen the E Street Band's December 29th, 1980 Nassau Coliseum show as his latest official vault release. The show -- which had been bootlegged for decades -- features a whopping 35 songs and includes the only performance of "Incident On 57th Street" into "Rosalita" tackled on The River tour. Other highlights include such classics as "Stolen Car," "Wreck On The Highway," "Point Blank," "Merry Christmas Baby," "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town," "Fire," and "Because The Night."
In addition to that, Springsteen is now offering a new remix of the previously released December 31st, 1980 Nassau show, with the 24-track, 30 IPS reel-to-reel tapes transferred and restored by Jamie Howarth of Plangent Processes. (Press release)
JESSICA SPRINGSTEEN: 2020 OLYMPIC HOPEFUL
Jessica Springsteen, the 27-year-old equestrian daughter of Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa, is once again an Olympic hopeful. Jessica was a U.S. alternate rider in the 2012 Summer Olympics, as well as the winner of the American Gold Cup in 2014. In 2016, British magazine SportsPro ranked her as the 47th most marketable athlete in the world. She is currently ranked fifth in the nation.
CBS News reported: "(Jessica) competes in equestrian show jumping, riding galloping horses up to 30 mph that hurdle over 13 jumps as high as six feet and as wide as seven. Each course is designed with challenges like tight turns, triple jump combinations, water obstacles and a time limit, which is usually under 90 seconds."
Jessica Springsteen said of her chances of making the Olympic team and heading to Tokyo in 2020: "It's gonna be really tough. But one day I think I'll be there." (CBS)