Bruce Springsteen launched the next leg of his tour with a show in his home state of New Jersey that lasted nearly four hours. (To be exact it was three hours and 52 minutes, Bruce’s longest show in the U.S. ever.) The 66-year-old kicked things off at the first of three MetLife Stadium shows with a rendition of “New York City Serenade,” backed by a string section, and proceeded to blow away the crowd with 35 songs, including “Santa Claus is Coming To Town,” by request, with The Boss noting it’s “the perfect summer song.” Other classics played during the show included “Badlands,” “Growin’ Up,” and “Spirit in the Night,” as well as staples like “Tenth Avenue Freeze Out,” “Born to Run” and Rosalita.” Bruce ended the night with his cover of Tom Waits’ “Jersey Girl,” as fireworks lit up the sky. Check out video of “Santa Claus is Coming To Town”
If you’ve ever wanted to get a look inside Prince’s Minnesota home, now’s your chance. The singer’s private estate and studio, Paisley Park, located in a suburb of Minneapolis, will start welcoming public tours starting October 6th. “Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do and was actively working on,” the singer’s sister, Tyka Nelson, shares. “Only a few hundred people have had the rare opportunity to tour the estate during his lifetime. Now, fans from around the world will be able to experience Prince’s world for the first time as we open the doors to this incredible place.” Tickets for the tours go on sale tomorrow at 2pm CT. The tours will be run by Graceland Holdings, the same company that has handled Elvis Presley’s Memphis estate, Graceland, since 1982.
Mike Dirnt is no a fan of violence…at least on TV. The Green Day bassist says he’s worried about the level of violence his kids are experiencing through things like MMA and video games. “My kids are going to grow up seeing things that I never saw, like Mixed Martial Arts. When that first came out, people were ‘Oh f**k, that’s f**king violent.’ And now they play it on TV in restaurants,” he explains. “I’m supposed to eat and watch this shit wherever I go? Nothing makes me hungrier than watching two guys in weenie bikinis kicking the sh*t out of each other.” When it comes to video games, Dirnt says they’ve evolved to having players shooting and killing people. Adding, “And that’s got to take a toll, but I don’t have the solutions.”
Tell us how you really feel, Greg Gutfeld. In case you missed it, the Fox News anchor was not trying to be polite at all while discussing Red Hot Chili Peppers during a segment on the show “The Five.” Gutfeld was discussing Flea‘s jam sesh with Koko the gorilla when he said “As most musicians know, this is a vast improvement over Red Hot Chili Peppers, who are the worst band on the planet.” He didn’t stop there, though. Gutfield then turned his attention to Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis. “That ape is better than Anthony Kiedis. By the way, the ape is 45, which is half the age of Anthony Kiedis,” he added. “Red Hot Chili Peppers: poor man’s Faith No More, don’t ever forget it.”
- It turns out Gutfield has a history of making his music opinions known, including announcing that Kendrick Lamar is a bad influence on young black men and slamming Beyonce‘s Super Bowl Halftime show