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Springsteen & E Street Band, April in Anaheim w/SURPRISE! Morello of Rage!

April 8, 2008

Waiting at the back door, yes he is, the Big Monkey is standing outside the door with about 10 old friends, fellow fans and die-hards waiting for Bruce to come out. The Big Monkey hopes the Boss will sign the picture of them from the Tunnel Tour show back in 1987 (see below).

He just called on his cell, his voice hoarse and excited. Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine came out a few minutes ago and shook everyone’s hands. Earlier he played “The Ghost of Tom Joad”; later, a bunch of musicians from the Seeger Sessions came on and played at the end of the show.

“When we were standing in line, we heard it, during sound check,” he said, the thrill still in his voice. “They were playing “The Ghost of Tom Joad. When I came back about a half hour later, they were still playing it. The guard said they’d been playing it over and over the whole time. I could here someone singing but it wasn’t Bruce. About half way through the show, they called him, Tom Morello, up. It was phenomenal–the guitar work–the place was going nuts.”

Time for the Art Predator to hit the sack (someone had to go to work today and be with the kid!) Will have to post more details later…

Do you think Bruce ever came out? Did he shake the Monkey’s hand? Did he sign his photograph? What other rarities did he play? Tune in tomorrow and find out!

to tease you a bit more…here’s a Bruce version and RATM version…you will notice a difference… will watch out for the one from the show to post

to find Bruce’s clip, go to (just in case Bruce’s version isn’t loading for you–it wasn’t working today when I checked but it worked last night right after the show and it works if you go to you tube–good luck–it’s a beautiful vision of a beautiful song)

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  1. February 2, 2012 8:50 am

    LOL! And it make me feel seiapcl that, after I told you stories – – in classes and e-newsletters et al – – about cats teaching me lessons, you started sharing your cat lesson tales with me and with folks on the Faerie Nation list! That feels good!!

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