Friday, December 28, 2007

Rick Springfield - KABC7

Look at what we have :-) Rick was interviewed on KABC7 on 12/17. Thanks to a quick thinking fan, we were provided with this copy of the interview.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

TV Listings for Rick Springfield

VH 1 loves to repeat this one!

Catch Jessie's Girl coming in at #20

The Greatest: 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's (20-1)
Tues Dec 25th 1pm est
Tues Dec 25th 7pm est

Hard To Hold
UHD (Universal HD channel)

Sat Dec 29th 6am est

Biography-Linda Blair

Wed, Jan 2, 9:00 AM
Wed, Jan 2, 3:00 PM
Thu, Jan 3, 4:00 AM

Rick discusses his relationship with Linda Blair in the 70's.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Entertainment Tonight

There was a short clip on Entertainment Tonight that mentions Christmas With You

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Rick Springfield on KTLA

Rick was interviewed on KTLA this morning and the clip can be found on their website (click the entertainment tab)

Also, if you want to read the USO blog Rick mentions in the interview, go here.

Rick Springfield on Sirus Radio

Rick Springfield Celebrates the Holidays

12/24 1 pm & 9 pm ET

Everyone's favorite TV doctor/rock star Rick Springfield is out with a new holiday CD called Christmas With You. Listen as he hangs out with original VJ Mark Goodman to play and talk about the collection of new and traditional holiday songs.

Rebroadcast: Tue. Dec. 25 @ 2 am - 4 am & 9 am - 11 am ET, Wed. Dec. 26 @ 6 am - 8 am & 3 pm - 5 pm ET, Thu. Dec. 27 @ 9 am - 11 am & 7 pm - 9 pm ET, Fri. Dec. 28 @ 7 am - 9 am & 4 pm - 6 pm ET, Sun. Dec. 30 @ 4 am - 6 am & 5 pm - 7 pm ET, Mon. Dec. 31 @ 1 pm - 3 pm ET, Tue. 1/1 @ 9 am - 11 am ET

Sunday, December 16, 2007

TV listings for Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield should be featured this Friday
during the "Icon" segment on:

The O'Reilly Factor
FNC (Fox News Channel)
Friday, Dec 21st 2007 8pm EST

Check your local listings to confirm the time.
(Please note - this did not happen)

Friday, December 14, 2007

Rick Springfield TV Alert-West Coast

This was officially posted on the message board today.

Thursday 12/20/07
TV Interview
8:30 AM Los Angeles, CA

2008 Tour dates for Rick Springfield

Mark your calenders for 2008!
Hallandale, FL
Gulfstream Park

Wendover, NV
Peppermill Casino

Cabazon, CA
Morongo Casino

Fon Du Lac, WI
Fon du Lac Fair

Williamsburg, VA
Busch Gardens

Williamsburg, VA
Busch Gardens

Biloxi, MS
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Dallas, TX
House of Blues

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Rick Springfield - Cold Hands, Warm Heart

Rick showed up at The Today Show today to promote Christmas With You. Luckily for him, the lovely ladies at the Today Show had some deep pockets to help keep his hands warm. Hopefully, others will have some deep pockets, too, and join with Rick in raising money for a great cause -

Besides purchasing the Christmas With You cd, check out a previous entry to see how you can join with other fans to help, here.

Additional Press for Rick Springfield

Here's a radio interview that aired today on the Bob Rivers Show:

Rick Talks about the new Christmas CD - Christmas With You, General Hospital, etc.

Rick Springfield on Fox and Friends

Rick performs Christmas With You on Fox and Friends

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Rick Springfield on Regis and Kelly

Here's Rick's appearance from Live with Regis and Kelly

Monday, December 10, 2007

Rick Springfield's CWY on AOL Video

The video for Christmas With You is available to view on AOL. If you are a member or have an AIM screen name, please feel free to leave a comment.

1/12/08 Tour date for Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield
Desert Diamond Casino , Tucson, AZ
Sat, Jan 12, 2008 08:00 PM

Tickets for this event are listed on ticketmaster and go on sale 12/14 at 10:00 am mst.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

This Week's appearances for Rick Springfield

According to
12/12 Regis & Kelly - Performance/Interview

12/13 Fox & Friends Approx. 8:50AM -Performance/Interview
12/13 Today Show - 9:20 or 9:30AM Interview

Also: WPLJ (NYC) - Performance/Interview (radio)
Bill O'Reilly - ICON Series - Taping 12/12 to air Dec. 14th or Dec. 21st
Please note - watch your time zones! All times are geared toward Eastern time zone and might be different if you live in a different time zone.

TV Listings for Rick Springfield

Hard To Hold

UHD (Universal HD Channel)

Wed, Dec 12, 12:00

Thurs Dec 13, 3:00 AM

A brand new apperance this week on:

Regis & Kelly

Wed, Dec 12, 9:00 AM

Check your local listings as this show is syndicated

Note: If there are any late breaking TV listings for this week (Rick will be in NY to appear on Regis & Kelly so we hope for a few more) we will issue a TV Alert on the RSU Yahoo list. If you haven't joined here is the link:

Friday, December 7, 2007

Happy Herald Meets....Rick Springfield

By Jonathan Lederman & Liz Sterl
Happy Herald

It was everything but a typical Sunday afternoon when Rick Springfield was joined by Eddie Money and John Waite to promote, The Working Class Tour, during their recent concert at The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Seeing and speaking to Springfield brought back nostalgic memories of racing home to watch General Hospital and cranking up the radio each time Jessie`s Girl aired.
Born Richard Springthorpe in Sydney Australia on August 23, 1949, Rick was a huge hit with his high-school band Rock House and joined the very popular band The Zoot in 1970. After one year with The Zoot, Rick decided to fly solo. He made quite an impression with the release of Speak to the Sky. Rick spent the next two years honing his writing skills and developing two more albums, Comic Book Heroes and Mission Magic. It was during this time that Springfield developed his acting skills. It all paid off for the rising star. He landed the role of Dr. Noah Drake on General Hospital, a coveted role that brought him even more fame in America.
Springfield has produced 17 top 40 hits, sold over 19 million records including hit singles Jessie`s Girl, Don`t Talk to Strangers, Affair of the Heart, Love Somebody, I`ve Done Everything for You, and Love is In The Air Tonight. When asked about his recent trip to his native land of Australia, Rick stated, "It was great, lots of beer and lots of good looking sheila`s." Rick`s sense of humor and laid back attitude truly came to light during an interview with The Happy Herald. He continues to tour and bring forth new projects. His latest, Written in Rock, Rick Springfield Anthology, is available as a 2 CD set. Rick is rockin` and rollin` with the times... bringing good music and good times for all to hear.
Q: Rick you are an accomplished musician and actor, what do you enjoy doing when not performing or acting?
RS: I am usually busy in my studio or writing. To relax, I do things with my family.
Q: Your career has spanned decades, who or what would you credit for your success?
RS: Persistence. I think sticking with it is the key. I also continually work on improving my craft, so that when a break comes, I am ready. Also, I love what I do and don`t know how to do much else. So that helps me be successful.
Q: What challenges have you faced in your career and how have you overcome them?
RS: A thousand and one challenges. All been handled differently. I am a pretty driven person and again staying in the game and having faith is usually my best course.
Q: What positive message would you like to deliver to The Happy Herald Readers?
RS: Be good to your mom.
Q: What advice would you give someone pursuing a career in music or acting?
RS: Don`t do it for the money. If you aren`t passionate about what you do and if it doesn`t pull you out of bed each morning - go do something else. It`s a tough and crowded road. You`ll enjoy the journey - only if you really want it.

A very special Thank you to Ryan Rogers of The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and Alana Mulford of Doyle-Kos Management for their support and assistance in facilitating this interview with Rick Springfield.

Christmas in Springfield

By Tom Stacy
Soap Opera Digest
GH's Rick Springfield's New CD Is Dedicated To Those Who Won't Be Home For Christmas

Rick Springfield (Noah, GH) took time out of his busy touring schedule to check in with Soap Opera Digest regarding his new CD, Christmas With You. You can find more info on Springfield's very first holiday album in our gift guide in the December 25 issue, on sale December 18.

Soap Opera Digest: So, let's talk Christmas.
Rick Springfield: This whole thing came about as a way to do something for our troops. There's only one original song on the Christmas CD. It's the title track called "Christmas With You." Derek Hilland wrote it about the perspective of the troops being away from home at Christmas and the music video for it features photos and names of fallen soldiers. The song isn't long enough to put all of them in, but it does feature a lot of our fallen soldiers, men and women.
Digest: Where did the inspiration come from for that?
Springfield: We wanted to do something rather than complain. If I see one more "War isn't the answer" bumper sticker I'm going to drive my car right into the other car. It's not a political statement. It's just in support of the troops, the men and women who gave their lives in service to their country. My dad was a lifer in the army. I grew up on army bases. Derek's dad was in the Air Force and he fought in Vietnam. I played for the troops in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969, so it's something we felt honest and truthful about. I've been to Bethesda [National Naval Medical Center in Maryland] and talked to some of the guys who just came back from Iraq with serious head wounds. People ought to get out and actually do something other than just f---ing talking. I don't mean to get on my high horse. This is a little tiny thing that we thought we could do and the proceeds go to the gold star mothers, who are parents who've lost children over in Iraq.
Digest: How would you describe the rest of the tone of the CD?
Springfield: I wanted the stuff to be traditional sounding, but I never liked rock Christmas albums. I like stuff you can put on, light a fire and put up the Christmas tree by. They're all songs that I grew up with and loved. When people used to write songs back then, they wrote them for the church and for God — and that's basically what these are. These are some of the best pop songs of the day. Some of the music is staggering when you get into it, when you look at the chord structures and the melodies.

Rick Springfield: 26 years after 'Jessie's Girl'

Bradenton Herald

It's been 26 years since Rick Springfield took pop music by storm with "Jessie's Girl." Which means it's been about 25 years, 11 months, three weeks, six days, 23 hours and 40 minutes since the Australia-born star was first roundly derided as a wannabe musician, a pretty-faced actor churning out insubstantial hooks in order to bolster his surely fleeting fame.

Were that the case, it's doubtful that you could find kids who hadn't been born when "Jessie's Girl" and Springfield's other hits ruled the airwaves dancing and singing the words to them more than a quarter-century later. But you can, at any '80s Nite or karaoke bar or local dive with a great jukebox. Guilty or not, his tunes continue to bring pleasure to listeners of all ages, something in which the songwriter must find more than a little validation.

"I'm proud of it," he says. "It's great to see. We're seeing a lot of younger fans coming to the live shows, too, 'cause it's a pretty hard-rocking kind of thing."
At 58 years old, Springfield will never again experience the sort of pop-cultural deity status that accompanied the release of his American debut, "Working Class Dog," and his stint playing Dr. Noah Drake on "General Hospital."

For some artists, the realization that their glory days - in terms of mass popularity, at least - are behind them can be difficult, even impossible, to accept. But, for Springfield, who wrote the vast majority of his own music, including "Jessie's Girl," the joy has always been more in creating and playing the music than the peripheral notoriety; he understands that most of his fans view him through the memory-tinted lens of nostalgia.

"It's very understandable, and I have exactly the same attachment to the music of the '60s that I grew up with," he says. "I think there's a window for most people. It opens when you first discover music, when you're 12 or 13, and it goes until you get a career or a family. Other than musicians and people who work in music professionally, when the window closes, that's sort of the music you live your life with. It comes with the territory."

That doesn't mean Springfield himself hasn't moved on, however. The songwriter returned to the marketplace in 1999 after a decadelong hiatus with the full-length "Karma," and has produced a new album every three or four years since. His latest, this month's "Christmas with You," is a surprisingly mellow and largely reverent collection of traditional seasonal songs anchored by its title track, an original that tells the story of a protagonist stuck far from loved ones during the holidays. The tune is obviously relevant when experienced against the backdrop of the ongoing war in Iraq, and all proceeds from it are going to American Gold Star Mothers, an organization of parents who have lost a son or daughter to military conflict.

Whether the timely "Christmas with You" endures to become the kind of evergreen seasonal song folks are still playing this time of year 26 years from now remains to be seen. And Springfield has already assured himself a place in the annals of pop history in any case. But for him, that's not the point. He's still writing tracks and performing for the people who want to hear them.

"I don't think any writer who's written anything that lasted sat down to write something that was going to last," he says. "They wrote what was in 'em. Even when my first record hit, I didn't feel pressured to re-write 'Jessie's Girl.' I've always had that approach and don't know anybody who's written anything meaningful that didn't have that approach.

"Which isn't to say that a writer doesn't want to leave his mark," he adds. "But that's different from the day to day toil of the joy and pain of creating something. Even a banker wants to leave his mark, you know?"

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Gold Star Mothers Fundraiser in honor of Rick Springfield

First I want to thank RSU for allowing us to post this info here.

RS4 thought we would roll out the website where you can find details of this year's Christmas charity project that started December 1, 2007, and goes to midnight EST on December 31, 2007!

In years past, the RS community has done some wonderful things at the holidays that benefit others in a grand and wonderful way. It is also our way to give Rick back a wonderful Christmas gift for all he gives to us throughout the years in a way we truly believe he would prefer most--to benefit others!!

When this year's initial idea was briefly mentioned to him recently, he said "That would be awesome!"

Even if you can't donate right now, please check out the fundraiser website for all the details. There are also some pretty cool prizes in the works that all donors are eligible to win.
You can read all about how to donate, click on links that are related, etc., at the website page here:

We just wanted you to know this has begun, and we hope it will be as successful as the birthday campaign, and maybe even more so, keeping in mind we do realize this is a tough time of year financially for most of us. The link above has contact info should you have any questions. Again, thank you ALL for being part of this wonderful community. It is an honor to be here with you!

Sincerely,Your Team CWY Organizers:

Allycen Farnsworth
Rosie Malthaner
Mufi Hayes
Kim Albright
Susan Fortune