Tuesday it was announced that John Legend is joining the Kennedy Center to start a program in honor of Gaye, one of the most important singers (and songwriters) of his generation.
One of the few superstar artists left who still makes music that matters, Bruce Springsteen offers a powerful, nuanced slice of poetic rock ’n’ roll on his new single “We Take Care of Our Own.”
Propulsive drums push the fist-pumping melody.
Then there’s a chorus that could easily be mistaken for simple jingoism.
“Wherever this flag is flown,” Springsteen sings. “We take care of our own.”
It’s easy to get lost in the inviting mix of potent percussion, cutting modern guitar, somber keyboards and rich strings — but pay attention to the verses.
There’s a darkness on the edge of each line.
Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2012/01/22/v-print/3808230/bruce-springsteen-issues-potent.html#storylink=cpy
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—Publicity photo by Ellen von UnwerthRed Hot Chili Peppers regret to announce that they must postpone the start of their upcoming U.S. tour due to multiple foot injuries sustained by lead singer, Anthony Kiedis. Kiedis recently underwent surgery to remove a crushed sesamoid bone and correct a detached flexor tendon in his foot. He is expected to make a full recovery.The Tampa Bay Times Forum will now host the opening date of the tour on Thursday, March 29. Tickets for the original January 23 date will be honored for the rescheduled date. Refunds are available at point of purchase.TICKETS: Tickets for this show are on sale now at the McDonald’s Ticket Office at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, Ticketmaster outlets and at Ticketmaster.com. To order tickets by phone call 800.745.3000. Ticket prices are $39.00 and $59.00 (Facility fee and service charges not included). For dinner reservations at the newly renovated Firestick Grill on the day of the event please visit tampabaytimesforum.com or call 813.301.6926 for more information. Advanced parking passes are available at www.Ticketmaster.com and the ticket office.