Bruce Springsteen Films New Video in Asbury Park
The Friday shoot in New Jersey preceded a benefit concert for "Light of Day," a charity close to the Boss' heart, but also lends credence to the rumors that a new album is imminent.
With news that Bruce Springsteen is preparing to release his “angriest” album to date, fans got an up close view of the making of what appears to be a new video this Friday in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
Clad in a dark leather jacket, The Boss braved the chilly temps and gusty winds to film a video with his pal, singer-songwriter Willie Nile, who is believed to add guest vocals on the soon-to-be-released track. Bruce seemed anything but angry, however, even stopping to pose for pictures with fans who are in town for the week-long “Light of Day” charity concerts, according to observers.
“He filmed at Johnny Mac House of Spirits, the Irish Pub on Main Street, and then he went down Mattison Avenue and into the old Savoy Theater,” says a source. The theater, which was built in 1911 and once housed vaudeville performances, is undergoing a massive renovation.
“Light of Day” is a charity close to Springsteen’s heart. The organization raises money to fund research for Parkinson’s Disease and grew from a birthday party and fund-raiser held in 1998 at the Downtown Cafe in Red Bank to celebrate the 40th birthday of local artist manager and music industry veteran Bob Benjamin. Benjamin was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 1996.
Springsteen, who has been rehearsing new music this week in Asbury, is set to perform at tonight’s “Light of Day” event alongside Southside Johnny, John Eddie, and Joe Gruschecky and the Houserockers.