Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Unsurprisingly, Bruce Springsteen's Working on a Dream is the number 1 album in the country. Following the Super Bowl Half Time show, there wasn't much doubt about that. But not all of the excitement post-Sunday night resulted so well. Bruce tickets went on sale on Monday morning for most of his U.S. tour, and lots of fans weren't able to get tickets.  Worse, there were lots of technical breakdowns in Ticketmaster's system. And worse still, Ticketmaster's website redirected a lot of people to their scalping site, TicketsNow, which had tickets for the sold out show, minutes after it sold out, for up to ten times the ticket prices. Bruce addressed this on his official website. Bruce slammed Ticketmaster and warned against the effects of their proposed merger with Live Nation. 

In another p.r. headache for Bruce, some sources are saying that the E Street Band's performance at the Super Bowl was canned and only Bruce's vocals were live. Last year, I remember rumors that Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers lip-synched also. The thing is, these bands are so good that they only sound like the music is pre-recorded.  That's my opinion anyway. 

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