Thursday, March 6, 2014

Bruce Springsteen documentary to premiere on HBO

"Bruce Springsteen's High Hopes," a new documentary chronicling the making of the rocker’s 18th studio album, will premiere next month on HBO.

The half-hour feature by filmmaker Thom Zimny explores the creation of "High Hopes", which reached the No. 1 position in 20 countries after its January release.

The film features rare behind-the-scenes studio and rehearsal segments, exclusive E Street Band tour footage and revealing interviews with Springsteen and album collaborator Tom Morello, guitarist for Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave; the two discuss their artistic choices for the project and explain how Morello brought a distinctive twist to Springsteen's material.

Morello joined Springsteen and the E Street Band on tour in Australia in 2013 and the two began collaborating on ideas that would make their way onto "High Hopes." Morello's guitar work is featured on several tracks, including "The Ghost of Tom Joad," on which he also shares lead vocals with Springsteen.

Zimny has directed several videos for Springsteen over the past few years, including “Radio Nowhere”, “Pay Me My Money Down” and all the music videos for the “High Hopes” project.

"Bruce Springsteen's High Hopes" will premiere Friday, April 4 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.

Following his appearance at the NCAA March Madness Music Festival on April 6, Springsteen will launch a US tour in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 8.

The E Street Band will also be honored at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a special Award for Musical Excellence at the April 10 induction ceremony, which will air on HBO in May.

See also:

Bruce Springsteen to headline free NCAA March Madness Music Festival
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Bruce Springsteen tribute concert coming to DVD
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