Friday, April 11, 2014

VIDEO: Bruce Springsteen inducts The E Street Band into Rock Hall

Bruce Springsteen performed with The E Street Band after inducting them into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame on Thursday night at the Barclays Center in New York, and video from the event is available.

The set began with “The E Street Shuffle”, the opening track from 1974’s “The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle.” Up next was the title track to 1980’s double album, “The River”, and Bruce and the band closed with a 15-minute version of “Kitty’s Back” from the ’74 sophomore release.

The E Street Band segment opened with a speech by Springsteen, sharing his thoughts on the backup group that has served him well throughout his career.

"I told a story with the E Street Band that was and is bigger than anything I could have told on my own," summed up the New Jersey rocker.

Pianist Roy Bittan, bassist Garry Tallent, guitarist and singer Patti Scialfa, guitarists Nils Lofgren and Steven Van Zandt, and drummer Max Weinberg shared in the Award For Musical Excellence, a special honor bestowed by the Hall of Fame on sidemen.

The late Clarence Clemons and Danny Federici were inducted posthumously, while original members Vini Lopez and David Sancious joined the current lineup in the honor.

See also:

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Bruce Springsteen to headline free NCAA March Madness Music Festival
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