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“Bruce Springsteen’s High Hopes,” a documentary about the making of Springsteen’s latest studio album, will air on HBO on April 4 at 9:30 pm ET/PT.
The documentary was directed by Thom Zimny, who previously took the helm for “Bruce Springsteen: A Conversation With His Fans,” “The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town,” and “Wings for Wheels: The Making of Born to Run”.
“Bruce Springsteen’s High Hopes” features behind the scenes studio and rehearsal footage, live tour footage, and interviews with Springsteen and album collaborator Tom Morello.
“High Hopes” was released in January to strong reviews and reached Number One in 20 countries, including the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand.
Springsteen and the E Street Band recently concluded a successful tour of Australia and New Zealand, and will begin a US tour on April 6 at Reunion Park, Dallas.
The E Street Band will receive the Award for Musical Excellence at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Brooklyn on April 10.
“High Hopes” is available in standard and deluxe editions. The latter features a DVD of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performing the entire Born in the USA album at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London on June 30, 2013.
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Elvis Presley Enterprises is celebrating the 60th anniversary of Elvis’ first recording with the new “60 Years of Elvis” exhibit at Graceland. The exhibit forms part of Graceland’s VIP tour experience.
Elvis recorded his breakthrough song “That’s All Right” on July 5, 1954 with guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black. Three days later, Memphis DJ Dewey Phillips played the song on his “Red, Hot & Blue” show on WHBQ radio and the switchboard lit up.
“60 Years of Elvis” is a career-spanning exhibit, celebrating some of Elvis’ biggest successes. Rare artifacts on display include:
- Elvis’ personal copy of the “That’s All Right” 45 rpm record
- a pay stub from his days as a driver for Crown Electric
- a telegram sent home to his parents during an early tour
- his 1955 RCA Records contract
- the GRAMMY® Award that Elvis received for “How Great Thou Art”
- Elvis’ “Viva Las Vegas” wardrobe
- the award presented to mark Elvis’ induction into the inaugural class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
The “60 Years of Elvis” exhibit will be open from now until February of 2015.
Time Lapse of “60 Years of Elvis” exhibit
Further information on visiting Graceland is available at Elvis.com/Graceland
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Our friends over at Vegas.com have put together an interesting piece about the Beatles and Las Vegas, in celebration of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Fab Four’s visit to Sin City.
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Rock legend Roger Daltrey celebrates his 70th Birthday today. The Who frontman was born March 1, 1944 in Hammersmith, London.
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Dolly Parton and Blondie have both announced that they will perform at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.
Speaking on the red carpet of the NME Awards on Wednesday night, Debbie Harry told Metro: “We just heard today – we’re going to be doing Glastonbury.”
Dolly made her announcement via Twitter yesterday:
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