Bruce Springsteen makes a special appearance at New Jerseys New York Screening of 'No Nukes&"film
Bruce Springsteen appeared on Friday night (Nov. 12) in New Jersey before the exclusive screening of the film The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts on the Count Basie Theatre on Saturday night.
The Sept. 1979 No Nukes benefit concert was held at Madison Square Garden and raised funds for the Musicians United for Safe Energy organization. Jackson Browne, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Rede and the Doobie Brothers were also on the bill.
Upon asking Rotolo if there was anything from the nights he remembered, Springsteen cracked: I turned 30 so that was memorable.
This moment is captured in the documentary when Springsteen said on the end of his twenties that he was officially over the hill. Can't trust myself anymore.
The rocker added that the shows were a big deal because we had never played with many of our peers on tadpole and it was fun. It was 'a rare show we would play on the break once we were recording and when we rarely took gigs in the studio.
As soon as I saw it, Springsteen and the band worked on tracks for the double album, and he acknowledged that the group exploded with energy that night partly because we were showing off for folks at home. So what the film is packed with is youthful energy, at a level that was surprising even for me when I first saw the album.
Having a film that Thom sent me, it was absolutely spontaneous and I didn't think about it for 40 years. I should salute Thomy for digging it up and putting it all together.
It was a great document by Clarence and the band in this chapter. I had the responsibility of culling through the material when I saw it silent. The first time I glanced at it, it was silent, and I knew that these guys were on fire. It wasnt able to tell it and remark this is eloquent. This is the document of the whole chapter of Clarenence.
Since he used to trade riffs with Springsteen on Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)., Clemons was in rare form.
Among the SiriusXM Pandora Presents series, Springsteen and Zimny stayed for the film, which was screened by a number of SirisXm staffers, VIPs and ticket winners.
The film includes the band performing Prove It All Night (Badlands), The Promised Land and the singers of the album Sherry Darling. For the film, fans will also see Springsteen and Browne performing a cover of Born to Run in the first half of that year, while the other two songs include Detroit Medley, City to the Three on the second night, and Corn with the Second.
The film is being freed on Nov. 16 and digital rental on Oct. 23; physical formats, including DVD, CD, Blu-ray and vinyl, will be available on Sept. 19.