BRUCE news (Updated with foreign publisher news)

BRUCE, my biography of Bruce Springsteen, will be published by Simon & Schuster on either November 6, 2012 (according to what I hear from the publisher) or on October 30 (according to Amazon). If you know for sure, please let me know.

One way or another, there will be a book. It will include many new, intimate details about Springsteen’s life — many provided by Bruce himself, along with his mom, aunts and sisters, childhood friends, bandmates, Jon Landau, the occasional U.S. Senator and virtually every living member of E Street Band, past and present. and more. Here’s what the cover looks like.

BRUCE will also be published, at various times and in various languages, in the United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Greece, France, German, Japan, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Finland. That list may grow in the next little while.

There will be more to talk about, book-wise in the near future, but for now here are a few notes and links.

First thing: I’ll be appearing — and previewing sections of the book — at the Bruce Springsteen symposium held at Monmouth University in mid-September. My presentation is on Sunday, September 16, just after lunch. You can learn more, and register to attend, right here.

USA Today ran a preview about the big music biographies coming in the fall, and included BRUCE on the list. They note that the book is being “buzzed-about,” which is always nice to hear. The buzzing. Gives me a buzz. Whatever, you can see it for yourself here. (Follow the jump for more!)

Also, New Yorker magazine editor David Remnick wrote a nice profile of Springsteen for his publication. I spoke to him a bunch when he was doing his research and he quoted from BRUCE in his piece. You can read it here.

Finally, this entire site will be redesigned, re-tooled and even reimagined in the next few weeks. We’ll re-launch in early September looking way sharp and cool and ready to blog consistently (I swear this time) even better than ever before.

I might blog more between now and then. But ya never know.

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