Gijsbert Hanekroot/RedfernsMost New York City visitors, and even some locals, avoid taking the subway, but now the city's Transit Authority's provided a swell reason for you to give it a try.
For a limited time, you can buy David Bowie-branded MetroCards -- the pre-paid plastic cards you swipe at the turnstile to ride the subway. There are five being offered, each featuring a photo of one of Bowie's trademark personas: Bowie at the beginning, Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, the Thin White Duke, and Bowie as a clown from 1980's "Ashes to Ashes" video. Sadly, there's no Goblin King card.
You can just buy them all in one go, however. Firstly, they're only available at two stations, at Broadway-Lafayette and Bleecker St. -- look them up on Google Maps. And secondly, they'll be dispensed randomly at booths and vending machines. Given that they sell for a minimum $6.50 a pop -- that's two subway rides -- you could spend some serious cash trying to collect all five.
If you want yours, you better hurry: only 250,000 will be distributed. If you don't live in New York City, it's time to cozy up to a pal who does.
The promotion's not only to honor Bowie, who was a New York City resident, but also to promote the David Bowie Is touring exhibit, currently at the Brooklyn Museum. FYI, that's where the MetroCard images came from.
John Pratt/Keystone/Getty ImagesIt's like Antiques Roadshow for rock and roll.
The Beatles Story exhibit in Liverpool is joining forces with Julien's Auctions and the Hard Rock Cafe NYC for another Discovery Day. It's your chance to bring your Beatles or other rock and roll memorabilia to be appraised by an expert, for free.
Previous events have been held in Liverpool and and London, and have unearthed some significant finds. One of them was a typewritten, signed letter by John Lennon to Queen Elizabeth II from 1969, explaining why he was refusing the MBE she awarded him. Incredibly, the owner found the letter inside the sleeve of one of a collection of vinyl albums he'd purchased 20 years earlier for a mere ten pounds, about 14 bucks. Julien's valued it at 60,000 pounds, over $85,000.
If you think you've got a rare Beatles or rock treasure, you've got plenty of time to root through your attic. The Discovery Day's scheduled for Thursday, May 17 at the Hard Rock Cafe New York.
L-R: Ronnie Wood and Mick Jagger; Michael Campanella/RedfernsIf you need a gift for the Rolling Stones fan in your life, or if you just want to treat yourself, hop online a month from now for your chance to own a lithograph of Mick Jagger -- painted by Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood.
The unframed color lithograph -- number 181 out of a limited edition of 285 -- measures about 38 by 27 inches and is a full-length painting of Jagger at the mic, in concert, clad all in black. Numbered and signed by Wood, it's appropriately titled "Paint It Black -- Out of Control."
Check your bank account first, if you're interested. The piece is expected to sell for between 1,200 and 1,500 euros, about $1,480 to $1,850. But as these auctions usually go, don't be surprised to see it sell for much higher.
Wood, of course, is an accomplished painter and visual artist whose work has been collected and exhibited around the world for decades. His Rolling Stones band mates are understandably some of his frequent subjects. Wood also recently survived a cancer scare and will join the Stones on the road when the European leg of their No Filter tour begins May 17 in Dublin, Ireland.
Also for sale is a caricature of Jagger apparently signed by the singer, by an unspecified artist. That's expected to sell for between 200 to 300 euros, about 250 to 370 bucks.
Both items are part of a much larger lot dubbed The Eclectic Collector, offered by the Irish-based Whyte's auction house May 18. Visit Whytes.ie for details.
ABC/Craig SjodinThis summer, Pearl Jam will play a show at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, Montana, the home state of bassist Jeff Ament. In conjunction with the concert, the band is launching Rock2Vote, a campaign to encourage Montana residents to vote.
"Rock2Vote is about standing with Montanans who believe we are at our best when every voice is heard," says Pearl Jam in a statement. "We are supporting those fighting for Montana values across all Montana communities. From Big Sandy to Browning and Butte to Baker, we believe that every voice counts and every vote matters."
The campaign will be partnering with four Montana-based non-profit organizations: Forward Montana, Montana Native Vote, Montana Conservation Voters and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Montana. For more info, visit PearlJam.com.
The Missoula show takes place August 13. It's a stop on Pearl Jam's summer U.S. stadium tour, which begins August 8 in Seattle.
Jim Spellman/WireImageLooks like David Bowie's a new granddad. The late rock icon's son, filmmaker Duncan Jones, just shared a post on social media that sure makes it sound like he's celebrating the birth of a baby girl.
"I am thrilled to announce that the sequel to the hugely popular Stenton Jones, has finally been unleashed upon the globe1" Jones tweeted Wednesday morning. "Both @rodeneronquillo and her big, beautiful baby girl are doing amazing!
The tweet is accompanied by a charming(ish) hand-drawn illustration of a skirt-wearing baby in the womb and her brother standing outside, facing her. Dialogue balloons show them both saying, "I will make your life hell."
Rodene Ronquillo is Jones' wife, whom he married in 2012. Just shy of four years later, she gave birth to the couple's first child, son Stenton David Jones, named after the boy's grandfather. David Bowie lived long enough to learn he would be a grandfather, but unfortunately died on January 10, 2016, some six months before Stenton's birth.
Jones announced last October that they were expecting another child, and shared the same illustration then as he did when announcing today's birth.
Paul and Linda McCartney in 1973; Michael Putland/Getty ImagesYou might have missed it, but Paul McCartney took a moment Tuesday to remember his late wife, Linda, on the 20th anniversary of her passing.
McCartney posted a color photo of Linda on his Twitter and Instagram, one that appears to have been taken in the early 1970s. Linda's wearing a sweater, with her face in profile, slightly upraised and presented against a sunny blue sky, her hair catching the light like a halo.
"Remembering Linda with love today," McCartney writes. "Beautiful memories."
Paul met Linda Eastman in May of 1967 in London, when she was a 25-year-old photographer. They were married March 12, 1969 and remained nearly inseparable until Linda's death from cancer on April 17, 1998.
McCartney had a brief, tumultuous marriage to former model Heather Mills from 2002 to 2008. He married New York businesswoman Nancy Shevell in 2011, four years after they met.
Credit: Michael LavineSoundgarden members Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron will perform together for the first time since frontman Chris Cornell's death at the 2018 NorthSide festival in Denmark, held June 7-9.
According to a post on the festival's Facebook page, Thayil and Cameron will both be playing with MC50, a band organized to celebrate the 50th anniversary of legendary proto-punk band MC5.
Led by MC5 co-founder Wayne Kramer, MC50 will embark on a U.S. tour this fall. The band's lineup on the tour will also feature Thayil on guitar, while Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty will be manning the kit.
Cornell died by suicide last May. Thayil and Cameron made a public appearance together last November at a fundraising dinner for the Los Angeles Committee of Human Rights Watch, during which Cornell was posthumously honored with the inaugural Promise Award.
Credit: Brantley GutierrezFoo Fighters will launch a North American tour tonight in Austin, Texas, to support their new album, Concrete and Gold. The run will be the band's second U.S. trek behind the record, and guitarist Chris Shiflett promises an updated show, especially on the production side.
"Taylor [Hawkins] is on a giant drum riser that goes all the way into the lights at one point," Shiflett tells Rolling Stone. "The production's the best I think we've ever had."
On the music side, Shiflett says that several of the Concrete and Gold songs have evolved over the last few months as the band has played them live.
"Before the album came out, when we were doing a lot of festivals, we were doing really raw versions of the songs," he explains. "In the past few months, we've brought in some backup singers for the songs on the record that have a lot of layered harmony vocal parts. We've never really done anything like that before, and it sounds really good."
Shiflett estimates that you'll hear "four or five" new songs each night during the tour.
"Dave [Grohl] tends to like to keep the show moving, but we'll play some different songs to gauge how people react," Shiflett says.
He adds, "We threw in [Concrete and Gold track] 'Make It Right' recently, which we haven't been playing much. We have a little jam room backstage where we can warm up and run through anything new once or twice just to get the dust off it a little bit."
Most Cowbell RecordsOriginal Blue Öyster Cult drummer Albert Bouchard recently released a collaborative concept album with veteran pop songwriter Mark Barkan called Fidelis ad Mortem that salutes the positive work many police officers do.
Bouchard tells ABC Radio that Barkan, a longtime friend and collaborator, approached him with the idea for the album, but he admits he initially wasn't sure about participating in the project.
"I felt like that my fanbase would not respond to that…because Blue Öyster Cult usually does dark-themed kind of iconoclastic stuff," Albert explains. However, Bouchard changed his mind after watching the televised funeral of New York City police officer Randolph Holder, who was shot and killed on the job.
"I was very moved," he recalls, "and I thought, 'Yeah, this is something we should do.'"
The first song Bouchard and Barkan wrote for the album was "Cop on the Beat," which was dedicated to Holder. The other tunes tell various stories inspired by real events or reflecting true-to-life scenarios involving police officers. Among them is "My Girlfriend Is a Cop," a jazzy, humorous song told from the perspective of a guy who's proud that he's dating a policewoman.
Another song, "Officer Sam," tells the story of a policeman who mentors a young man who'd been getting into trouble and who, in turn, grows up to be a lawyer that helps underprivileged kids.
Barkan, who's written or co-written songs recorded by Elvis Presley, Leslie Gore, Manfred Mann, Connie Francis and many others, tells ABC Radio that Bouchard's wide-ranging musical talents were invaluable to the project.
"He's one of the greatest drummers in the world," gushes Mark, "but [he also played, saxophone, harmonica,] guitar, bass -- I mean, he's totally amazing."
Fidelis ad Mortem is available now at CD Baby and Amazon.
Here's the full track list:
"Cop on the Beat" "My Girlfriend Is a Cop" "Undercover" "I Go to Her" "Hell of a Cop" "Jimmy Won't Be Coming Home" "Officer Sam" "Another Blue Day" "Right Thing to Do" "The Shot" "Bomb Squad" "Forgive Divine"
L-R: Bernie Taupin, Elton John; Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for NARASEltonJohn's Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour is billed as the Rocket Man's last go 'round on the road. While Elton's buddy Rod Stewart recently insinuated that "farewell" tours are just a scam to sell tickets, Elton's musical partner of more than 50 years says this one's completely legit.
Bernie Taupin, who wrote the lyrics for Elton's biggest hits, says Elton didn't exactly ask his opinion before he announced he was retiring from the road, but it makes total sense to him.
"I mean, the guy travels so much," says Bernie. "He's toured constantly for years, and this is a guy that goes to places that major artists never go to...That's what takes a toll on you...It wears you out."
According to Bernie, the fact that the tour will span several years is proof that there won't ever be another one. "Because he goes to all these places, it's gonna take two and a half, three years to cover it all," he explains. "So no, there's gonna be no coming back after this!"
While Bernie's been just as much a part of Elton's career as Elton himself, he's never had to go on tour, and he says he can't believe his 71-year-old pal's stamina.
"I mean, when he's onstage...he plays for, like, two and a half three hours every night!" Bernie marvels. "And personally, I have no idea how he does it...But it's the traveling that's hard, and that's why he's calling it a day."
While fans may be sad that Elton's hanging it up, Bernie says there's definitely a silver lining.
"He's not retiring from making records, y'know," he points out. "In fact it's probably gonna be a healthier situation for recording, because we're not gonna have to jam it in between events!"
Credit: Danny O'ConnorTodd Rundgren's old band Utopia embarks on its reunion tour tonight in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania.
Rundgren tells ABC Radio that for its first tour since 1986, the group has put in a lot of time rehearsing, knowing "it's not the kind of thing that we're gonna do every year…It's a special event."
Regarding what inspired the reunion trek, Todd notes that Utopia never officially broke up.
"We just realized that everyone had to kind of spend some time getting their own thing together, and then that stretched into decades," he explains. "And now, over 30 years later, it seems like that thirst to hear what the band was all about is still there, and so we decided let's just bite the bullet and do it."
Meanwhile, Rundgren says fans who attend the shows will get their money's worth.
"It's a long show. It'll be broken up with an intermission, because there is so much music to cover," Rundgren reveals. "And we are going to go from the very first record [1974's Todd Rundgren's Utopia] to the very last record [1985's P.O.V.]."
As previously reported, Utopia's reunion tour lineup includes three-fourths of the band's longest-lived incarnation -- guitarist Rundgren, bassist Kasim Sulton and drummer Willie Wilcox -- while on keyboards is Gil Assayas, a young musician hired after founding Utopia keyboardist Ralph Schuckett bowed out because of health issues.
Meanwhile, Todd says he hopes the tour satisfies both the people who "have gauzy memories of the early band 'cause it was maybe one of the first big rock shows they ever saw," and those who "want to experience something that they've heard a lot about but maybe didn't get a whole lot of firsthand experience of."
4/18 -- Jim Thorpe, PA, Penn's Peak 4/20 -- Englewood, NJ, Bergen Performing Arts Center 4/22 -- Houston, TX, House of Blues 4/23 -- Dallas, TX, Majestic Theater 4/25 -- Fort Lauderdale, FL, Broward Center for the Performing Arts 4/27 -- St. Petersburg, FL, Mahaffey Theater 4/28 -- Atlanta, GA, Tabernacle 4/29 -- Durham, NC, Carolina Theater 5/1 -- Huntington, NY, Paramount Theater 5/2 -- Washington, D.C., Warner Theater 5/3 -- New York, NY, Town Hall 5/5 -- Upper Darby, PA, Tower Theater 5/6 -- Boston, MA, Orpheum Theater 5/7 -- Ridgefield, CT, Ridgefield Playhouse 5/9 -- St. Louis, MO, Peabody Opera House 5/10 -- Cincinnati, OH, Taft Theater 5/12 -- Milwaukee, WI, Pabst Theater 5/13 -- Minneapolis, MN, State Theater 5/15 -- Grand Rapids, MI, 20 Monroe Live 5/16 -- Toronto, ON, Canada, Massey Hall 5/17 -- Detroit, MI, The Fillmore 5/19 -- Northfield, OH, Hard Rock Rocksino Live 5/20 -- Northfield, OH, Hard Rock Rocksino Live 5/22 -- Chicago, IL, Chicago Theater 5/24 -- Denver, CO, Paramount Theater 5/26 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas 5/27 -- Phoenix, AZ, Comerica Theater 5/29 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Wiltern 5/30 -- San Francisco, CA, The Masonic 6/1 -- Seattle, WA, Moore Theater 6/2 -- Portland, OR, Revolution Theater 6/4 -- Sacramento, CA, Crest Theatre 6/5 -- Riverside, CA, Fox Performing Arts Center
Courtesy of Eagle Rock EntertainmentThe Magpie Salute, the Black Crowes spinoff group led by guitarist Rich Robinson, has announced a new series of North American summer tour dates in addition to their recently announced September 23 appearance at the Bourbon & Beyond festival in Louisville, Kentucky.
The shows span from a July 8 concert in Thunder Bay, Canada, through a September 15 show in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire.
Six of the shows will feature The Magpie Salute opening for Gov't Mule and The Avett Brothers. Tickets for many of the concerts will go on sale to the general public this Friday, April 20. Visit TheMagpieSalute.com for more information.
In addition to Robinson, The Magpie Salute's lineup features two other ex-Black Crowes members: guitarist Marc Ford and bassist Seven Pipien. The lineup also features singer John Hogg and drummer Joe Magistro.
As previously reported, the band is currently working on its as-yet-untitled debut studio album, which is due out sometime in the summer.
Here are all of The Magpie Salute's confirmed 2018 concerts:
7/8 -- Thunder Bay, ON, Canada, Thunder Bay Blues Festival 7/12 -- Wantagh, NY, Jones Beach Theater* 7/13 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center* 7/14 -- Mansfield, MA, Xfinity Center* 7/16 -- Peekskill, NY, Paramount Hudson Valley Theater 7/19 -- Waterloo, NY, Del Lago Resort & Casino 7/21 -- Fairfield, CT, The Warehouse FTC 8/23 -- Noblesville, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center* 8/24 -- Chicago, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre* 8/25 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre* 9/8 -- Ardmore, PA, Ardmore Music Hall 9/12 -- Fredericton, NB, Canada, Harvest Jazz & Blues Fest 9/13 -- Portland, ME, Aura 9/15 -- Hampton Beach, NH, Hampton Beach Casino 9/23 -- Louisville, KY, Bourbon & Beyond Festival
The shows, which are already sold out, will focus on material from Pink Floyd's first two albums, 1967's The Piper at the Gates of Dawn and 1968's A Saucerful of Secrets. Mason's new outfit also features Spandau Ballet guitarist Gary Kemp, longtime Pink Floyd and David Gilmour touring bassist Guy Pratt, Talk Talk drummer Lee Harris, and veteran engineer and programmer Dom Beken.
The upcoming concerts will be Mason's first official live performances since Pink Floyd's historic reunion set at the Live 8 festival in London back in 2005.
Kevin Mazur; Katarina BenzovaThe nominees for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards have been revealed, and U2 received the most nods of any classic rock artist, with four.
The Irish rockers will vie for honors in the Top Duo/Group, Top Touring Artist, Top Rock Tour and Top Rock Album categories, with the latter nod coming for their recently released Songs of Experience.
Meanwhile, Guns N' Roses scored a pair of nominations, and will be competing with U2 for the both Top Touring Artist and the Top Rock Tour prizes. The other artists in the running for the Top Touring Artist award are Coldplay, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran, while Coldplay also is up for the Top Rock Tour honor.
U2 will compete against The Chainsmokers, Coldplay, Imagine Dragons and Migos for the Top Duo/Group trophy. The other Top Rock Album nominees include Imagine Dragons' Evolve, Linkin Park's One More Light, Panic! at the Disco's Death of a Bachelor, and Portugal. the Man's Woodstock.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are the only other classic rock act receiving a Billboard Music Award nomination this year. The band is up for the Top Rock Artist honor, as are Imagine Dragons, Linkin Park, Portugal. the Man and Twenty One Pilots.
Sheeran, Mars and rap star Kendrick Lamar received the most nominations, 15. Check out the full list of nominees at Billboard.com.
The 2018 Billboard Music Awards ceremony airs May 20 on NBC.
Credit: Marta SzczesniakNewly minted Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues has announced plans to return to the U.S. in the late summer for a new series of solo concerts.
The trek kicks off August 4 in Plymouth, New Hampshire, and is plotted out through a September 9 show in Santa Clarita, California. The outing includes a pair on two-night stands: August 14-15 in Sellersville, Pennsylvania, and August 16-17 in New York City.
Prior to the stateside tour, from April 23 through June 3, Hayward will play a late-spring European trek featuring dates in the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany and the U.K.
After he wraps up his solo itinerary, Hayward will rejoin The Moody Blues for their previously announced nine-date fall Las Vegas residency at the Wynn Resort and Casino. That runs from September 19 until October 6.
The disc includes renditions of "Say It with Love," "The Story in Your Eyes" and "Steppin' in a Slide Zone." The tracks were captured at the same Toronto concert documented in the The Moodies' recent Days of Future Passed Live releases.
Here are all of Hayward's upcoming U.S. solo concerts:
8/4 -- Plymouth, NH, Flying Monkey 8/5 -- Salisbury, MA, Blue Ocean Music Hall 8/7 -- Fall River, MA, Narrows Center 8/8 -- Portland, ME, Aura 8/11 -- Hartford, CT, Infinity Hall 8/14 -- Sellersville, PA, Sellersville Theatre 8/15 -- Sellersville, PA, Sellersville Theatre 8/16 -- New York, NY, City Winery 8/17 -- New York, NY, City Winery 8/20 -- Annapolis, MD, Rams Head On Stage 8/22 -- Alexandria, VA, Birchmere Music Hall 8/24 -- Kent, OH, The Kent Stage 8/26 -- Chicago, IL, City Winery 8/28 -- Milwaukee, WI, Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall (Marcus Center) 8/29 -- Oshkosh, WI, The Grand Oshkosh 8/30 -- Madison, WI, Barrymore Theatre 9/1 -- Des Moines, IA, Hoyt Sherman Theatre 9/5 -- Solana Beach, CA, Belly Up Tavern 9/7 -- San Juan Capistrano, CA, The Coach House 9/8 -- Pasadena, CA, The Rose 9/9 -- Santa Clarita, CA, The Canyon Theater
ABC/Heidi GutmanGreen Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has released two more songs with his new project, The Longshot. The tracks are called "Body Bag" and "Kill Your Friends," and both are streaming now via the band's YouTube.
The new songs follow The Longshot's self-titled debut EP, which was released last week. A full-length album is forthcoming.
The Longshot made their live debut over the weekend in Oakland, California. Along with Armstrong, the band includes Green Day touring member Jeff Matika, plus drummer David S. Fields and guitarist Kevin Preston.
News & Guts/AXS TVStyx's James "JY" Young, Tommy Shaw and Lawrence Gowan are featured on the latest episode of the Dan Rather-hosted AXS TV series The Big Interview, airing tonight at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. During their conversation, Young and Shaw discuss the group's bitter split with founding singer/keyboardist Dennis DeYoung.
In a preview clip from the episode, JY maintains that the issues with DeYoung revolved around the fact that the singer decided he didn't want to tour at a time when Styx's commercial popularity had waned and the band was relying on playing shows to bring in revenue.
"[I]n 1999…we had offers galore to go out and perform live, and Dennis refused to leave the house…he said for a medical reason," explains Young. He then suggested that Styx get someone to fill in for DeYoung on the trek, but that Dennis could still sing when he felt like it.
"He said, 'I don't want you to do that,'" recalls JY. "And I said, 'Well, we're going with you or without you.'"
Styx proceeded to mount a successful tour, and, JY notes, "a year later [Dennis] sued us...over the use of the [band's] name. We settled out of court…and have gone on without him."
JY adds, "I've forgiven Dennis for everything he's done that I feel that was not right. And I wish him the best…I have no desire to work with him again."
Shaw, meanwhile, compares the split with DeYoung to a divorce.
As for reuniting with Dennis, Tommy says, "I want to be around people who love me and that have my best interests at heart, and I don't have to fight with. So there's just not enough years left that I would want to risk not having that again."
ABC/Randy HolmesMetallica has announced a new initiative with their All Within My Hands charity foundation.
On May 23, the metal legends are launching a "Day of Service," during which fans are encouraged to volunteer at food banks located in the cities where the band played on last summer's North American tour.
Volunteers will receive a special t-shirt "commemorating Metallica's first united day of service." Visit AllWithinMyHands.org for the list of participating food banks and registration info.
If you don't live close to any of the participating food banks or are unavailable on May 23, Metallica encourages you to visit FeedingAmerica.org to find a food bank near you.
Metallica will launch another North American tour in September.
Eric Ryan Anderson; Mads PerchMusic fans who attend the second annual Bourbon & Beyond festival this fall in Louisville, Kentucky will undoubtedly be in high spirits. The two-day extravaganza will feature an impressive list of performers, including Sting, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, David Byrne and many more.
The festival, which takes place September 22 and 23 at Louisville's Champions Park, also will showcase dozens of craft bourbons, as well as chef-curated cuisine.
Other artists who will be performing at the fest include ex-Eagles guitarist Don Felder, John Mayer, Black Crows spinoff group The Magpie Salute, Lenny Kravitz, Counting Crows, Sheryl Crow, Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot!, Gov't Mule and Keb' Mo'. Performances will be held on two main stages, while a third stage will be devoted to bluegrass acts.
In addition, the event will offer various seminars and events focused on bourbon and food, including a discussion between the master distillers of Jack Daniel's and Jim Beam.
Tickets and VIP passes for the 2018 Bourbon & Beyond festival go on sale this Friday, April 20, at 12 p.m. ET. You can purchase them and find out more information about the event at BourbonandBeyond.com.
Kevin Mazur/WireImageBruce Springsteen helped his mom, Adele, celebrate an early 93rd birthday on Sunday when he accompanied her to The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, New Jersey to catch a performance by local group The Eddie Testa Band. According to The Asbury Park Press, the Boss and his mom danced to two songs during the show.
The newspaper also reports that Springsteen's son, Sam, and his longtime guitar tech, Kevin Buell, also were in attendance, and a big bag of gifts for Adele was spotted. Springsteen's mom officially will turn 93 on May 4.
While the Springsteen family celebrated at the club the power went out, but they reportedly kept hanging out for an hour. During the power outage, JT Bowen, former lead singer of the late Clarence Clemons' side band Red Bank Rockers, got the crowd singing along to the classic oldies "Stand by Me," "Under the Boardwalk" and "My Girl."
It's not known if Bruce and his mom were dancing in the dark during that performance.