The Live Series: Songs Under Cover

On 14 February, 2020 a new Bruce Springsteen archival live compilation was released via streaming services. It is the sixth installment in a series of themed live playlists from Springsteen (“the Live Series”). This new playlist gathers 15 interesting covers that Springsteen has played with The E Street Band over the years. The Live Series: … Continue reading The Live Series: Songs Under Cover

Where the Bands Are (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, 21 June, 2003)

On this date, 21 June 2003, eighteen years after the cult-declared "Stadium Breaker"-shows in 1985, where Bruce Springsteen and a crowd of 64 312 spectators made the entire venue (built on clay) sway, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band returned to Ullevi, Gothenburg, this time with the Rising Tour. It's Midsummer Day and most … Continue reading Where the Bands Are (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, 21 June, 2003)

Drive All Night

My all-time favorite performance of Drive All Night is from Gothenburg, July 27th 2012 (The Wrecking Ball Tour). An unforgettable rendition that will forever be imprinted in my heart. The setting was perfect. 20 songs into the already epic show the song's unmistaken piano intro silenced the audience, who turned dead quiet while bringing out their mobile phones, … Continue reading Drive All Night

Where the Bands Are (Guns N’ Roses, 21 July, 2018)

When you go and see a band who were your heroes thirty years ago you shouldn’t expect them to be the same musicians you saw then. I know that, yet I'm a bit disappointed with some parts of Guns N' Roses' show in Ullevi last night. Axl Rose's voice simply isn't quite there any more. … Continue reading Where the Bands Are (Guns N’ Roses, 21 July, 2018)

Where the Bands Are (Ed Sheeran, 10 July, 2018)

Ed Sheeran's stage setup is deceptively simple: on the surface just a man and his guitar. In reality: a massive sold-out outdoor venue with huge screens showing his every move and grinning phizog and a bloke on hand to pass him his pre-tuned acoustic guitar. Seemingly filled with an innocent boyish charm Sheeran confidently bashes … Continue reading Where the Bands Are (Ed Sheeran, 10 July, 2018)