First off – thank everything ever that Columbia isn't sitting on this record for an entire quarter. The record was only played for label executives within the last couple weeks, and already the release date is announced for March 6, which will certainly provide a ramp-up to Springsteen's gig giving the keynote at SXSW and the rumored tour dates that surround that keynote address. However, if The Boss really is going to start touring in early March, his camp sure is waiting for the last possible moment to announce it.
Alright, so here's what we know: Wrecking Ball will be out 3/6/12 and it includes 11 "new" songs. I put the "new" in air quotes there because Springsteen diehards have heard the title track plenty of times. He wrote the song to dedicate...[read more]