Two decades after it was written, song was released on soundtrack to Blinded By The Light
Bruce Springsteen has released a lyric video for “I’ll Stand By You,” a previously unreleased song that appears in the new movie Blinded By The Light. The visual features the lyrics from the song along with scenes from the movie, which is about a Pakistani teenager growing up in 1987 Britain who falls under the spell of Springsteen’s music.
Springsteen wrote “I’ll Stand By You” at some point in the late 1990s or early 2000s, inspired by the Harry Potter books he was reading to his young children. He recorded it in 2001 and offered it to director Christopher Columbus as he was filming Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. It was rejected because J.K. Rowling’s contract said that no commercial songs could be used in the film; the entire soundtrack is composed of John Williams’ score for the movie.
“It was pretty good, it was a song I wrote for my eldest son, it was a big ballad that was very uncharacteristic of something I’d sing myself,” Springsteen said in 2016. “But it was something that I thought would have fit lovely. At some point I’d like to get it into a children’s movie of some sort because it was a pretty lovely song.”
“Ill Stand By You” is the only unreleased Springsteen on the soundtrack, but it also includes rarities like “The River” like at the Madison Square Garden No Nukes concert in 1979, an acoustic “The Promised Land” live on the National Mall in Washington DC in 2014 and “Thunder Road” live at L.A.’s Roxy Theater in October 1974.
Springsteen made a surprise appearance at the Asbury Park, New Jersey premiere of Blinded By the Light where he performed a four-song set with Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes. His future plans are somewhat vague, though he’s said he has written songs for a new E Street Band album that he hopes to release in 2020 and then tour behind.
This posting is about Aldi Supermarkets that are based in Australia selling albums from some of the top charting artists. Not sure if the US Aldi’s are selling these albums. From what I see in the photos of the albums, these are or should be considered bootleg offerings as they are not artist issued albums.
The offer promoted Vinyl LPs for $14.99 each including artists such as Guns’ n’ Roses, Johnny Cash, Bob Marley, Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen, The Rat Pack, Elvis Forever, and compilations including Jazz Legends, 60s Remembered, and Rock’ n’ Roll Classics.
The titles in questions are offered on the ‘Musicbank’ label, and fine print on the album covers is reported to state “they have licensed the music for home use”.
Some forum commentators have alleged the albums are bootlegs, while others have suggested that the titles released may be out of copyright and free for anyone to reproduce.
However, Guns’ n’ Roses’ content would not be out of its copyright period of 50 years for content produced before 2005, and 70 years for content produced after 2005.
Musicbank Limited predominantly releases live albums, and describes itself on its Facebook page as “an entertainment company that deals with audio-visual production, advertising and talent management.”
Searches reveal that official websites relating to Musicbank are no longer active, and the only email address is a free Gmail address.
When contacted about possible copyright issues by ALDI selling the LPs, the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), said they would liaise with Music Rights Australia to investigate further.
ALDI has been contacted for comment.
An unparalleled rock ‘n’ roll experience and a must-own for every music fan, this ultimate DVD set features nearly 30 hours of mind-blowing performances and collaborative jam sessions that have made Rock Hall concerts legendary, covering eight memorable induction ceremonies and 160 live performances from such rock giants as Alice Cooper, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Cheap Trick, Chicago, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Electric Light Orchestra,, Heart, James Taylor, Journey, Mick Jagger, Paul Simon, Ringo Starr, Simon and Garfunkel, Sting, U2, Jeff Beck, Billy Gibbons, Metallica, and many more.
The set is comprised of three separate collections: ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME IN CONCERT – ENCORE (2010-2013), ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME IN CONCERT (2014-2017) and the complete 25TH ANNIVERSARY ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME CONCERTS from 2009, which The Philadelphia Inquirer called “the all-star jam of a fan’s dreams.”
On this new-to-retail collection, singular performance highlights include:
Bruce Springsteen joining inductees E Street Band for the deep cut classic “E Street Shuffle” from the Boss’s second album, from 1973, as well as Bruce joining Billy Joel on-stage for a rollicking rendition of “Born to Run.”
Cat Stevens performing a spine-tingling version of “Father & Son” that turned the massive Barclay Center quiet as a church.
Ringo Starr being welcomed into the Rock Hall with a little help from Paul McCartney.
Original Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos joining the band for the first time in 6 years tearing through their early hits including “Surrender” and “Dream Police.”
The legendary Canadian power trio Rush performing fiery classics “Tom Sawyer” and “The Spirit of Radio” for their fervent fans.
Red Hot Chili Peppers leading a searing all-star jam session of “Higher Ground” anchored by Slash and Ron Wood.
Heart going “Crazy on You” before being joined onstage by fellow members of Seattle rock royalty from Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains.
Legendary grunge-rock group Pearl Jam delivering thundering performances of “Alive,” “Given to Fly” and “Better Man.”
Journey performing three classics: “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart),” “Lights” and “Don’t Stop Believin.'”
Five of the original members of Chicago performing on stage for the first time in 25 years.
Mick Jagger and Fergie in a blistering version of the Stones’ classic “Gimme Shelter,” with U2 as the backing band.
Sting joining Jeff Beck for the Curtis Mayfeld classic “People Get Ready.”
ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME: IN CONCERT wouldn’t be complete without historic, irreverent and emotional induction speeches including Coldplay’s Chris Martininducting Peter Gabriel, Metallica’s Lars Ulrich inducting Deep Purple, Don Henleyinducting Randy Newman, and Neil Young inducting Tom Waits, as well as speeches from Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Kid Rock, Dave Grohl, Art Garfunkel, Glenn Fry, Miley Cyrus, John Mayer, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, John Mellencamp and more. Additionally, the set includes collectible booklets, as well as the 26-page collector’s edition of Rolling Stone with behind-the-scenes stories of the 25th Anniversary Hall of Fame concerts.
Thanks to the Hollywood Reporter & Pamela McClintock 6:40 AM PDT 8/19/2019
Not even The Boss — aka Bruce Springsteen — could rescue Warner Bros. from a horrible summer.
Over the Aug. 16-18 weekend, New Line’s Blinded by the Light — a coming-of-age tale inspired by Springsteen’s music — bombed in its nationwide debut, earning a mere $4 million at the box office. The film opened just one week after fellow New Line/Warner Bros. release The Kitchen, a female-fronted mob pic starring Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish, went up in flames with a $5.5 million debut, further dousing the studio’s reputation for owning the summer box office.
Both films follow forgettable numbers for Warner and Legendary Pictures’ June tentpole Godzilla: King of Monsters, New Line’s Shaft and MGM’s The Sun Is Also a Star.
The Ryan Reynolds-starring Detective Pikachu is the studio’s biggest summer win to date, with $423 million in global ticket sales (Legendary is likewise a partner on that film). Godzilla: King of Monsters currently rests at $386 million, well behind the $530 million earned globally by Godzilla in the summer of 2014, not adjusted for inflation.
New Line’s Annabelle Comes Home has been a summer hit with $220.5 million in global ticket sales, despite earning less than most other titles in the horror franchise. To date, it has grossed $209.9 million globally, compared with $305.4 million for the last installment, Annabelle Creation.
Warners once ruled the summer season, before Disney began to dominate. Two years ago at this time, the studio topped the summer market share chart in North America. This time around, the Warners is fourth for the season, behind Disney, Sony and Universal, according to Comscore. (For the full year, however, Warners is third behind Disney and Universal.)
And summer 2018 was touch-and-go for Warners. That is, until Crazy Rich Asians and The Meg ignited the August box office.
Fast-forward to this August, when The Kitchen and Blinded by the Light ranked among the worst openings ever for major studio releases.
Directed by Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham), the film is a coming-of-age tale about a British teen born to Pakistani immigrants whose life changes when he falls in love with Springsteen’s music. Newcomer Viveik Kalra stars. In an unusual move, New Line acquired Blinded by the Lightout of this year’s Sundance Film Festival at a price tag of $15 million or more. The studio label isn’t generally in the business of making festival acquisitions.
“These kinds of movies are more difficult than ever before. It’s alarming what is theater-worthy and what isn’t in the eyes of the consumer,” says Warners distribution chief Jeff Goldstein. “The gap between the have and have-nots has never been bigger.
While Warner Bros. film studio chief Toby Emmerich can’t be happy about the summer, he can take solace in delivering recent hits Aquaman, Shazam! and A Star Is Born.
Studio insiders say that while The Kitchen is certain to land in the red, Blinded by the Light‘s losses will be minimal (the latter is already being referred to internally as a “noble failure”). And it’s hardly alone in not working — a slew of adult-skewing, original titles have failed this summer, including Richard Linklater’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette, which opened to $3.4 million over the Aug. 16-18 weekend.
Warners’ film studio is counting on a strong fall and winter to turn its fortunes around, beginning with It Chapter 2 on Sept. 6 (early tracking shows the sequel launching with at least $100 million domestically).
Todd Phillips’ The Joker, set to hit theaters Oct. 4, is another priority. The edgy superhero pic, starring Joaquin Phoenix, is making its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in hopes of being a player in the awards race. Other high-profile titles on the studio’s year-end calendar include Doctor Sleep (Nov. 8).
“As for Warner Bros., every studio’s ups and downs are slate dependent, and each has had their great years and not such great years, solid corridors and dismal ones. The unpredictability and volatility of the box office is something that no studio is immune to, that’s for sure.” says Paul Dergarabedian of Comscore.
“The great news is that WB has It Chapter 2 which is poised to be a monster at the box office and Joker, which is one of the most anticipated movies on the calendar and a potential awards season contender among other films on their slate.”
Aug. 19, 8:30 a.m. A previous version of this story included an incorrect gross for Annabelle Comes Home. THR regrets the error.
Thanks to Chris Jordan, & The Asbury Park Press Published 10:55 p.m. ET Aug. 19, 2019
The Boss visited the Paterson set of the Steven Spielberg’s remake of the 1961 classic, “West Side Story,” on Monday, Aug. 19. Mayor André Sayegh shared a pic of himself and the Boss on the set on his social media.
“The filming of ‘West Side Story’ is really enhancing Paterson’s image and improving our downtown economy,” Sayegh said. “The buzz is so strong that ‘The Boss’ Bruce Springsteen visited our city today.”
Two repurposed parking lots on West and East Veterans Place in the City Hall district are now 1950s era New York Upper West Side slums for the filming.
“A few months ago, I had the opportunity to meet Steven Spielberg to express my profound gratitude for picking Paterson,” said Mayor Andre Sayegh previously to the USA Today Network New Jersey. “He loves the city. After the filming, we’re probably going to declare him an honorary Patersonian. It really doesn’t get any bigger or better than that.”
Springsteen’s visit was another Jersey moment for a film that has a Jersey girl in the lead — Rachel Zegler of Clifton plays Maria. Springsteen and Spielberg have been spotted out socially in the past, including at the opening of “Springsteen on Broadway” in October of 2017.
“West Side Story,” first staged on Broadway in 1957, features a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
It’s a Summer of Springsteen at the movies. His music inspired “Blinded by the Light,” currently in theaters, and he stars and co-directs “Western Stars,” in theaters next month. He also appeared in “Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock ‘N Roll,” which hit theaters in early spring.
Staff writer Jim Beckerman contributed to this story.
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With Blinded by the Light and Springsteen On Broadway making a definite mark with fans of Bruce Springsteen, now is the perfect time to be a fan of The Boss.
Then again, with 19 studio albums under his belt, you could say that it has always been a perfect time to be a fan of Springsteen because he continues to push the boundaries and thrill audiences.
Throughout his career, The Boss has consistently made incredible music with the “heart-stopping, pants-dropping, love-making, earth-quaking, Viagra-taking” E-Street Band, but there’s another incredibly important person in Springsteen’s story, Thom Zimny.
Zimny is the filmmaker that has worked with Springsteen on his previous documentaries, The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town and Springsteen on Broadway.
If you saw the latter on Netflix, you’ll know just how good this collaboration is.
Both men are working together on a documentary about The Boss’ latest album, Western Stars.
Zimny co-directs alongside Springsteen in his directorial debut.
The documentary will also offer fans a rare opportunity to see Springsteen perform all 13 songs on the album, backed up by a band and a full orchestra, under the cathedral ceiling of his historic nearly 100-year-old barn.
At present, an Irish release date hasn’t been set but it’s bound to be an enjoyable watch for any fans of The Boss.
Take a look at what’s in store.
Clip via Warner Bros. Pictures
We wrote that Bruce Springsteen’s Western Stars sounded “for all the world like a soundtrack to a movie that doesn’t exist.” Well, now that movie does exist. It’s also called Western Stars and you can watch a trailer for it right now.
A concert film in which The Boss performs the entire album with the help of a full orchestra “under the cathedral ceiling of his historic nearly 100-year-old barn,” Western Stars will premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. It will also include musings from the songwriter, who says in the below clip that he’s “spent 35 years trying to learn how to let go of the destructive parts of my character.” He adds, dust kicking up from his gravelly voice, “Nobody gets away unhurt.” Yeah, this one’s gonna get emotional.
“Bruce lives in the super rarified air of artists who have blazed new and important trails deep into their careers,” says Warner Bros. chairman Toby Emmerich in a statement. “With Western Stars, Bruce is pivoting yet again, taking us with him on an emotional and introspective cinematic journey, looking back and looking ahead. As one of his many fans for over 40 years, I couldn’t be happier to be a rider on this train with Bruce and Thom.”
Thanks to brucespringsteen.net
Experience Bruce’s latest album Western Stars as a special cinematic event in theaters this fall.