Bruce Springsteen Shares Favorite Authors, Talks Reading Habits in “New York Times” Q&A

Image Courtesy of Danny ClinchBruce Springsteen is the author of a new illustrated book titled Outlaw Pete, based on the epic song of the same name from his 2009 Working on a Dream album, which will be published on Tuesday. In celebration of the book’s arrival, the Boss was interviewed by The New York Times about his own literary interests, including his favorite books and authors.

One interesting tidbit that Springsteen reveals to The Times is that when he wrote the song “The Ghost of Tom Joad,” he had yet to read the famous book that …read more

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Metallica Asks Fans for Help with Reissues of “Kill ‘Em All” and “Ride the Lightning”

Image Courtesy of BB Gun PressMetallica is planning deluxe reissues for their first and second albums, 1983’s Kill ‘Em All and 1984’s Ride the Lightning, and they’re asking for fans to help them put it all together.

“We’re back again hoping you can dip into your personal archives and find some gems from the Kill ‘Em All and Ride the Lightning eras as we prep deluxe remastered versions of those two albums coming in 2015,” reads a post on the band’s website. “We’re looking for anything and everything…audio, video, photos, fliers, ticket stubs, the set list …read more

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Sammy Hagar Says He Would Sing with Van Halen Again Under the Right Circumstances

Frontiers Records/UniversalSammy Hagar acrimoniously parted ways with Van Halen about a decade ago, but the Red Rocker says that under the right circumstances he would be willing to reunite with his old band mates.

“I would play with anybody that loves me and that I love. That would include Van Halen, but the love’s not there right now,” Hagar tells Rolling Stone. “I do love those guys, [although we] really bumped heads on the last tour.”

Hagar says Van Halen’s 2004 reunion tour “was just a mess and I would never go into …read more

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