Sunday, March 30, 2008

Final day, The Borgata

March 29th 2008
Atlantic City, NJ
The Borgata

Picture by Susan Fortune
Group Review

Keep in mind we did the review pretty late last night so if we forgot anything feel free to leave a comment.

The final night of the East Coast triple header and we got another varied set list (see below). We started out with the norm and then Rick grabbed a harmonica and announced since it was third night in a row he was tired of the set list already and it was "free form" tonight so he proceeded to do Love Me Do along with Matt on Vocals. That was really cool. It really set the tone for the night.

Rick was quite chatty tonight and he also was jumping and dancing around the stage. Rick and the band seemed to have a few inside jokes going on and Rick had trouble with some words to Kristina because he was laughing so hard after saying something to Rodger & Matt.

Rick seems really excited about the cruise and talked about a Hard to Hold night so maybe it will be a reality. Someone said "take it off" and he said no, that will be on the cruise. And the brown shirt Rick seems to be favoring has made its way to the East Coast.

Then Rick noticed this really quite little boy in the front row and fell in love with him. He started to talk about his sons and how he wished his boys were still that age. He also said how he called one of them because he was passing through NY and his son was there. He wanted to get together with him but his son didn’t have the time for Dad! The audience gave the required group "awe"

For DTTS Rick ventured pretty far into the crowd. He made his way to my friend Sue, who instead of singing the required verse, sang "We really Love you" Rick replied with a "How gave you permission to change the words to my song? That’s copy right infringement" laughing as he made his way to his next victim. The came the little boy from the front row. Rick just loved him. He couldn’t wait to get him on stage. He wanted to take him home with him. He had him sing and then returned him reluctantly.

After getting hooked up for his crowd surfing as he was playing his intro for Love Somebody he went back to the little boy and sat on the edge of the stage and put him under his guitar and it looked almost like he was trying to teach him how to play.

He did his crowd surfing bit and as he was trying to use someone’s cell phone the band was singing call someone, call someone. Rick called someones husband and the husband knew right away that it was Rick. After his call he made it pretty far back almost to row T of the upper section. He got back to the stage (and there were no falls tonight) before Human Touch ended .

The Before & During pictures

For Jessie’s Girl he threw up the Red Rare Iguana guitar, which sadly is no more. It funny because we had just been talking about how he hadn’t smashed a guitar in a quite a while. Rick threw a piece of it to the little boy in the front row and left the stage.
Back for the encore and he gets on stage and pauses and then starts to play Wasted!!!!! Very cool. Yet again a new song or an "oldie but not that old" as Rick said to end the evening.
It’s been a really really long weekend but it was a blast and I really think Rick and the guys enjoyed it as much as we all did.
Rick also made an appearance at a club at The Borgata after the show. He showed up at the club Mixx. I wasn’t there but I have been told that he was in a ropped off area but he had been dancing and the friends that went had a great time. Feel free to leave a comment if you were there.
Set list
Its Always Something
Affair of the Heart
Love Me Do
I’ve Done Everything for You
Red House
Rock Of Life
The Medley
Love Somebody
Human Touch
My Generation
Love Is All Right Tonight

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Day 2 of the Rick Springfield East Coast Triple Header

March 28th 2008
New Brunswick, NJ
State Theatre

Picture by Kelly Latka
Review by Rosie Malthaner

The night started out with what was looking like we were going to get the same set list as the night before, but Rick & Co had a few surprises in store for us. We started out the WKRR and then Will I returned (could this be a permanent return?) but check out the set list below and you will see we got some cool songs. Red House was omitted for the second night in a row and I can't say I missed it.

Rick didn't really talk much until the 4th or 5th song. He said good evening away from the mike and he commented that the place was so small he could do that. He then said he is only out here on tour because of us, the fans. Otherwise he would be home sitting there looking in the mirror, pretending he was a rock star.

Rick was very active, for lack of a better word on stage. lol He was bouncing around, doing kicks and a funky jump up, split kick move. He was also a little clumsy tonight, ok a lot. He fell quite a few times in the audience. He came out for DTTS to the girl sitting right in front of me, who it turned out was her very first show. She had been sitting then got up but he already had his eye on her. Thankfully he moved on with out picking on me. lol. Back to the stage and he brought up two 12 year old twins, boy & girl. They sang and later while Rick was in the audience Matt brought them back up and let the boy play the tambourine and the girl play the bass.

As for wardrobe, we got the old black shirt with white collar, with a new leather jacket that had some kind of rhinestone design on the back. The jeans were the same as the night before. Wonder who finally took him clothes shopping. He talked about the cruise and asked who was going. Before starting Love Somebody Rick mentioned there would be a Hard to Hold night on the cruise and he was sure it would feature his naked butt. Kinda think he was joking. Also as George was hooking him up and they were having their moment, some in the front row waived a dollar bill at him which ended up in the guitar but he said he was worth way more than that. More dollars were waived and he then asked if that was all he was worth.

Once in the crowd as I said he had a few falls but made it pretty far back. Made the cell phone call and didn't get hung up on tonight. After Human Touch he made a bee line back to the stage. Back on stage for the encore with the hot new WKRR tee shirt. The two song encore has seemed to returned. Hope it stays that way for at least one more night! And last night we didn't see the signature hug at the end of the show but tonight that too returned.

Set List (not necessarily in this order)

Will I
Affair of the Heart
Living in Oz
Inside Sylvia
Cross Roads
Rock Of Life
Wild Thing
Ive Done Everything for you
The Medley
My Generation
Love Somebody
Human Touch
Jessies Girl

I'll Make You Happy
Love is All Right Tonight

Friday, March 28, 2008

The Rick Springfield triple header begins

March 27th 2008
Verona, NY
Turning Stone Casino

Photo by Susan Fortune
Review by Rosie Malthaner

Rick & Co returned to the stage tonight after nearly a month long break to record the new album. While we didn't get any new songs, we did get new clothes and a varied set list.

Rick hit the stage wearing his glasses. I think he might have forgotten to take them off because they were gone after the first song. New jacket, with some kind of emblem on it and red stitching and new jeans. Rick surprised us by going into Will I after WKRR. Nice change. Inside Sylvia was awesome too! Rick told the crowd about how he had slammed his finger in the door at the Henson Studio, where they are recording the new album. The home of Kermit the Frog (Rick's words). This particular bout with clumsiness required 7 stitches he proudly told us. He commented that the album was moving fast. He was quite chatty and asked if any one had any good scars they could show him. And then he said never mind, he would see them all on the cruise.
The band was in rare form as well, joking around behind Rick's back. At one point Rick said if they got more Starbucks gift cards they would finish the album quicker. So of course some one threw one up. Rick put it on the amp and when he turned around Rodger snuck out from behind the drums and grabbed it. They all really seemed to be enjoying playing together and to be back out on the road. Next thing you know Rodger is throwing loofah's (they were give aways at the hotel) at Rick, They must have raided the housekeeping cart. He then asked who could spell Loofah. Someone in the crowd got it, a backstage pass was promised but not sure that ever happened.

There were two really cute kids on stage for DTTS. One was about 4 and quite shy. She didn't want to sing even though Rick tried his hardest to convince her. Her older sister did it for her. He had his "gay" moment with George and out into the crowd he went, signing a few things as he went along and getting stuck for a little longer than he probably wanted at the back of the venue. While in the crowd someone asked about GH and he replied "Yeah I know I am supposed to be a Grandfather on that stupid show!" He survived the crowd and made his way back to the stage for Jessie's Girl and then off stage.

Back for the encore and the wait was worth it because we got two songs. There just happened to be a new shirt for sale at the merch table. A grey Who Killed R&R shirt, the the first couple of line of lyrics on the back. It was a really nice shirt and Rick even modeled it for us during the Encore. Its really nice to see some SDAA stuff coming back to the set list.
Hopefully I covered everything, if I did miss something, feel free to leave a comment! Well, its late and we have another show tomorrow!

Set List (Not necessarily the correct order)
Will I
Affair of the Heart
Inside Sylvia
Ive done Everything for You
Love Somebody
My Generation
Human Touch
Jessie's Girl

I'll Make You Happy
Love is All Right Tonight

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

New Tour Date

Here is an unconfirmed tour date - Source is and email sent out by the Entertainment at Mystic Lake Casino.

Rick Springfield
Friday, June 27 : 8:00 p.m.
$35 & $45
Presale: Friday, April 25
(photo - Charlotte Poe, Mystic Lake 2003)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Exeter the setting for new novel

By Scott Nixon
Times-Advocate Staff

A former Exeter resident is paying tribute to her old home town by making it the scene of her recently-released novel.
Kathleen Mendelin (nee Speziale) recently published "Vamplitude", a novel inspired by the music and persona of musician/actor Rick Springfield
As Mendelin, now living in Kitchener, explains, the book deals with "vampires, comets and a struggle with keeping the faith."
"Vamplitude" was inspired by Springfield's CD "Shock/Denial/anger/Acceptance."
Mendelin, who has met Springfield more times than she can count, recently traveled to Nashville to see him in concert and present him with a copy of the book.
Mendelin graduated from South Huron District High School in 1986 and left Exeter for university. A couple of years ago, she started writing a short story that eventually "took on a life of its own" and became a full-length novel, "Vamplitude".
At the time Mendelin started writing her book she had recently recovered from a bad accident that she called "life changing". Springfield's music helped her with her emotional healing. A fan of his music since the 1970s, Mendelin says Springfield "writes with such depth and understands the female mind." She describes him as generous and funny and someone who has "the best heart in the world." Some of his lyrics are included in Mendelin's book.
She said Springfield's fans are like a family and offered her support while she recovered from her accident.
As Springfield is a fan of vampires and science fiction, Mendelin said he was eager to read her book.
As for Exeter, Mendelin says it always felt like her hometown, even though she didn't move here until Grade 4. She said she quickly felt at home in Exeter and was always comfortable here.
"It's the prettiest town I've ever seen." she says. "It's just a beautiful town."
The street she grew up on, Carling Street, and the Exeter Library both make appearances in "Vamplitude", which has a cliffhanger ending. Readers have been encouraging Mendelin to continue the story, something she may do. She has also written an unreleased fictional children's book based in Exeter.
Mendelin says readers of "Vamplitude" have been giving her very positive feedback and she ran out of copies on her trip to Nashville. She's seeing Springfield again in May and plans on taking more copies with her.
The book is available online through Volumes Publishing and at
Mendelin says some of the proceeds from sales of her book will go to a fellow Springfield fan in the U.S. who is battling breast cancer.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Rick Springfield on TV

Sunday March 27th 7am est

is the story of the performer who has sold fifteen million records and after nearly thirty years in show business still performs with the reckless abandon of a twenty-something rock star. Springfield's hit song, Jesse's Girl became the anthem of the 1980s - a time when his feathered hair, tightly-suited body and boyish face became hallmarks of the era. Concert footage, photos and interviews chronicle his early life in Australia and his career - a path that has taken him from teen idol to TV soap star to serious rocker. Includes interviews with former managers Steve Binder and Tom Skeeter; his mother Eileen Springthorpe; musician Sammy Hagar; drummer Jack White; actresses Linda Blair and Jacklyn Zeman; and record producer Keith Olson.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

From General Hospital to No. 1 Hit: Rick Springfield

Page X: Rock Doc

By Mark Voger • STAFF WRITER • March 21, 2008

Chocolate goes with peanut butter, pineapple goes with pizza, but can a fella be a soap opera star and a rock star?
Rick Springfield, for one, made his mark in these two at-polar-opposites arenas.
The 58-year-old native of Sydney, Australia, is scheduled to perform in New Brunswick on March 28.
There was an aspect of right-place-right-time for Springfield during his growing-up years — the lucky stiff was living in England just before The Beatles hit — but there were many "right places" for the singer.
"I grew up all over the place," he told PAGE X.
"My dad was in the Army, so I never spent more than two years in one place. I lived mainly in Melbourne. We kind of traveled around Melbourne.
"My dad was posted in England at one point. That was one of the greatest experiences of my life, hitting the teen years just before The Beatles came out. It was a really exciting time to be there. It's really where I discovered the guitar and music and girls."
Following this musical and social awakening, Springfield returned to Australia, but the damage was done.
"Once I got back to Australia from England, once I discovered music, I had no more time for school," Springfield said.
"I got into a lot of trouble over that. I hung out with a band that I was with that had a lot of guys who were older than me. A couple of them had been in prison. I got into some situations where I could have very easily ended up in prison."
How's that?
"Well," he said, "there were holdups in 'milk bars,' which are kind of like coffee shops, and things like that. But it was all for the love of music. I was a young kid. I didn't know any better.
"Luckily, I got out of that, although they threatened to break my legs if I ever left the band," Springfield added with a laugh.
Springfield's next band wasn't holding up any milk bars.
"And then I found Zoot," the singer said.
"Zoot was a nice, normal, healthy, teenage band. We had a lot of success over in Australia. We started writing and started getting some press and realizing, 'Hey, maybe I could do this for the rest of my life.' "
But first there was a considerable detour for Springfield once he relocated to the United States: his role as Dr. Noah Drake on the long-running daytime drama "General Hospital."
In 1981 — the year Springfield landed the role — he also landed a No. 1 hit with "Jessie's Girl" from his "Working Class Dog" album. Due to the fact that Springfield was having chart success at the same time he became the designated hunk on daytime TV, he has mixed memories of the "General Hospital" experience.
"It was great; it was initially great, and then it had its two-edged sword," he said.
"People who initially liked the record then started finding out I was on a soap opera and said, 'Oh, he's on a soap opera actor? Oh, he can't be any good, then.' So it definitely hurt my credibility of what I loved to do first, which was songwriting.
"I mean, it certainly helped, notoriety-wise. There was no hotter show at the time than 'General Hospital,' and I just happened to stumble on at the right time again. So I look at it fondly, mostly."
Springfield parlayed his acting and singing success into a feature film. "Hard to Hold" (1984) was not autobiographical, though Springfield played a rock star and wrote original songs for the film. He was asked if he had any imput into the plot.
"Not really, though we changed the dialogue a lot," the singer said.
"The original dialogue was even worse than, I think, a lot of what ended up on the screen," he added, laughing again. "We were pretty free with the dialogue and trying to have it make sense.
"I was involved in it, certainly, for the two months we did it. I was writing the songs while we were filming. That was kind of a fun memory. That was an interesting way to write — up in a hotel room in between takes, you know?"
Rick Springfield is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. March 28 at the State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. $28, $38, $48, $68, $125. (732) 246-7469.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Still Rockin'

Rick Springfield brings ’80s hits and his newest tunes to the State Theatre.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
By Anthony Stoeckert

When Rick Springfield takes the stage at the State Theatre in New Brunswick March 28, you can expect to hear the hits that have been radio staples for more than 20 years. No concert of his would be complete without “Jessie’s Girl,” “Love Somebody” and “Don’t Talk to Strangers.”

Those songs still mean a lot to Mr. Springfield (he says they’re like old friends) but his newer tunes are what keep him going.

”I’m always looking for new projects and just hopefully writing the best stuff I can write,” he says. “I’ve never been one to sit back on the old stuff and just tour. For me it’s really about the new songs, though the old songs are still fun to play.”

Anyone who grew up in the 1980s would be hard-pressed to imagine top 10 radio without Mr. Springfield’s catchy, pop-rock sound, but his musical career began much earlier, in the late 1960s. He had some success in his homeland of Australia, then became a pop icon thanks to his role as Dr. Noah Drake on General Hospital and a string of catchy hits, starting with “Jessie’s Girl.”

That signature song helped the album Working Class Dog reach No. 7 on the Billboard charts and spawn a second top 10 hit, “I’ve Done Everything For You.” His next album, Success Hasn’t Spoiled Me Yet, went to No. 2 on the album charts and yielded the top-10 hit “Don’t Talk to Strangers.”
After releasing a few more records, Mr. Springfield stepped away from the public eye (“I disappeared in 1985 when my kids were born,” he says, adding that he did some acting during his touring hiatus) and returned to the concert scene about eight years ago.

”I was still writing but I didn’t have the (desire) to get out on the road again,” he says. “Then my old drummer called up and said, ‘Why don’t we go out on the road?’ So we put a band together and that kind of evolved into this band and started a regular thing.”

Over the last few months, Mr. Springfield has performed on The Today Show, Live with Regis and Kelly and even The Oprah Winfrey Show. But he didn’t know his return to touring would result in so much attention.

”It was kind of a nervous time, I didn’t really know what I’d be doing,” he says. “We started out pretty small, playing clubs and going at it slowly, adding shows here and there.” He re-discovered his joy for performing and now arranges his schedule so that he plays a few concerts, then returns to his Malibu home to spend time with his wife and kids before heading back out.

”It’s a great way to do it because we (he and his band) look forward to the shows and we look forward to seeing each other,” he says. “It’s really, really fun.”

Mr. Springfield is finishing up a new album, which he expects to release in late spring. The first single from the album, “Who Killed Rock N’ Roll,” is available on iTunes and is part of his concert repertoire. His recent albums have been built around themes, a Christmas CD last year and 2005’s The Day After Yesterday, which featured cover versions of some of his favorite songs. One interesting choice for that project was the Beatles’ “For No One,” which doesn’t get a lot of airplay.

”That was always one of my favorite ones and it’s one that nobody every talks about,” he says. “But I think it’s one of Paul McCartney’s best songs, certainly lyrically it was one of his best. After I recorded it, someone sent me an old ‘Rolling Stone’ with John Lennon saying that was what he considered the most undiscovered Beatles song.”

Another special tune is the title track from his Christmas CD, Christmas With You, which was about soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan spending the holidays away from home. He co-wrote the song with his keyboard player, Derek Hilland, adding that they were both “army brats.” Mr. Springfield performed for American troops in Vietnam in the late ‘60s and visited soldiers at Bethesda Veterans Hospital last year, so the song is a special one for him.

”We have an awareness of the armed services and their sacrifices, so it seemed like a real important song to write,” he says.

His upcoming album, he says, will be more in line with his Reagan-era hits. He calls it a return to “power-pop, with tough guitar sounds” and what he says are the best songs (co-written with his bass player Matt Bissonette) he’s written in 20 years.

”You’re always looking for a good partnership,” he says. “I always wrote all the songs by myself because I thought it was a really personal thing. But Matt and I are at similar places in our lives, so we have a lot of the same things to say. It helps speed up the process, I’m a bit of a slow writer when I’m just by myself. I can take three months to write a song... Matt’s more (likely) to say, ‘OK, let’s push it through.’ Good things come out of that.”

His comeback has even included a return to General Hospital. Last year he played two roles, Noah Drake and rocker Eli Love. When Love came to Port Charles (the show’s setting) and was unable to go on stage, Drake took his place lip-synching while Love sang backstage.

”Only on a soap could there be another guy who looks exactly like you,” he says. The dual role also allowed him to speak his native “Australian” since the Love character is from Down Under.

Mr. Springfield takes pride in what he says is a special relationship with his fans. His appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show came about when the show’s Web site listed celebrities viewers wanted to see. “I got the most hits, which is very flattering,” he says. “So they set up the whole fan thing and then we played. And of course she’s very family-oriented, so we talked about families, a lot of family stuff.”

He also surprised a fan by greeting her at the hospital she works at. The woman shrieked in joy at the sight of Mr. Springfield. ”That was a lot of fun,” he says. “She freaked out... They had 30 people in the waiting area when she walked out of the elevator, so it was pretty funny.”

To further connect with those fans, Mr. Springfield is embarking on a cruise in November that will feature himself, John Waite (who scored the ‘80s hit “Missing You”) and fellow General Hospital stars Jackie Zeman and Kimberly McCullough.

”I’ve come and gone from the general public’s awareness, but the fans have always been there,” he says. “When I come back with something, I think it’s always been well-intentioned and the best that I can do. And I never put out stuff for the sake of putting it out and I’ve never toured for the sake of touring. The hardcore fans certainly know there’s a love of what I do there and I think that translates.

”Rick Springfield will perform at the State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, March 28, 8 p.m. Tickets cost $28-$125; (732) 246-7469; . Rick Springfield on the Web (including information on the Rick Springfield Cruise):

Saturday, March 15, 2008

TV listings for Rick Springfield

Classic Pop Up Video #138

VH1 Classic
Wed March 19th 5pm est

in 1996, "Pop-Up Video" introduced the "info-nugget," a graphic factoid bubble that "pops" onto the screen, so viewers can watch their favorite music videos as well as read interesting and unusual facts about the video, including behind-the-scenes production dish, bio bits, trivia, and more. Over the years, "Pop Up Video" has spawned board games, books, TV commercials.#138 -Honey - Mariah Carey I'll Make Love To You - Boyz II Men Father Figure - George Michael Burning Down the House - Talking Heads Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield

VH1 Classic Presents: Now '80s
VH1 Classic channel

Tues March 18th 4pm est
Wed March 19th 9am est
Thurs March 20th 6pm est

(if you missed it last week, you still have a few chances to catch it!)

A brand new TV appearance for Rick. A one hour special featuring videos from the songs on the new "NOW That's What I Call The '80s!" compilation CD. Rick performs Jessie's Girl in an acoustical format.

Dying to Dance
LMN (Lifetime Movie Network)

Fri March 21st 3:26 am est

Directed by Mark Haber. Starring Kimberly McCullough, Mary-Margaret Humes, Rick Springfield, Natalija Nogulich, Les Porter, Mimi Kuzyk.
Anorexia afflicts an ambitious teenage ballerina who's overwhelmed by competitive stress and parental pressure. Romantic discord adds a further complication. 107 minutes-

13 going on 30


Sat March 22nd 8 pm est

Sun March 23rd 4:30 pm est

While Rick does not actually appear in this himself, Jessie's Girl is featured twice and the lead character has a major crush on him and there is a sceen in the beginning of the movie that has a Rick figure in Jenna's "dream" house. Also, if you buy the DVD of this movie, the full video for Jessie's Girl is in the extra's.

New Tour Date

Grapevine, TX
The Glass Cactus

Chandler, AZ
Chandler Center For The Performing arts

Sunday, March 9, 2008

New TV listings for Rick Springfield

A brand new TV appearance for Rick. A one hour special featuring videos from the songs on the new "NOW That's What I Call The '80s!" compilation CD. Rick performs Jessie's Girl in an acoustical format.

VH1 Classic Presents: Now '80s

VH1 Classic channel

Mon March 10th 2am est
Tues March 11th 9am est

Tues March 11th 7pm est
Wed March 12th 3pm est
Thur March 13th 2am est
Fri March 14th 8am est

Tues March 18th 4pm est

Wed March 19th 9am est
Thurs March 20th 6pm est

The Greatest: 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's
Thurs March 13th 8pm est

Jessie's Girl comes in at #20!

NOW That's What I Call the 80's! CD

NEW YORK, March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- "Now That's What I Call Music!" and VH1 Classic are pleased to announce a new partnership in which they will co- promote the release of "NOW That's What I Call The '80s!" compilation CD, in stores on March 11. The release is the first genre-specific compilation from the world's best selling multi-artist album series, "NOW That's What I Call Music!"
In conjunction with the release of the CD, VH1 Classic will premiere a one-hour special "VH1 Classic Presents: Now '80s" on Friday, March 7 at 11:00 am ET/PT with videos from the artists featured on the album including Billy Joel, Wham!, Men At Work, Tears For Fears and more. The show will be hosted by one of the original VJ's, Mark Goodman, with a special guest appearance by '80s heartthrob Rick Springfield, who will reminisce about his musical experiences from the decade. Springfield will also delight viewers with a performance of his '80s hit "Jessie's Girl."
Launched in May 2000, VH1 Classic is a 24-hour network that present videos, concerts and music specials all day long, featuring the best of rock, soul and pop artists from the '60s, '70s, '80s and the early '90s including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Led Zeppelin, Marvin Gaye, The Who, Stevie Wonder, The Police and many more. Learn more at
The "NOW That's What I Call Music!" series debuted in the United States in 1998 after the NOW brand had been an enormous, multi-platinum international success for nearly 20 years. To date, the NOW series has generated sales of over 200 million albums worldwide, and has sold over 67 million copies in the United States since its debut. Every album in the NOW series has reached the Billboard Top 10, and it is the only non-soundtrack, multi-artist collection to reach #1 Billboard status on the Billboard Top 200 Album Sales Chart.
"NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL THE '80s!" TRACK LISTING 1. Michael Jackson Billie Jean 2. Billy Joel Uptown Girl 3. Wham! Wake Me Up Before You Go Go 4. Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Wanna Have Fun 5. Duran Duran Hungry Like The Wolf 6. Simple Minds Don't You Forget About Me 7. The Fixx One Thing Leads To Another 8. Steve Miller Abracadabra 9. Bob Seger Shakedown 10. The Police Every Breath You Take 11. Whitesnake Here I Go Again 12. Survivor Eye Of The Tiger 13. Herbie Hancock Rockit 14. David Bowie Let's Dance 15. Men At Work Who Can It Be Now? 16. Tears For Fears Everybody Wants To Rule The World 17. Rick Springfield Jessie's Girl 18. Bryan Adams Heaven 19. Heart What About Love? 20. Bonnie Tyler Total Eclipse Of The Heart

Friday, March 7, 2008

New Tour Dates

Rockville, MD
Hometown Holiday Street Festival

Crown Point, IN
Lake County Fair

Mitchell, SD
Corn Palace Festival

Noah Drake mention in SOW

Soap Opera Weekly

There is a mention along with a picture in the Weekly News Buzz section about Dr Noah Drake possibly making an appearance on GH.

March 18th 2008 issue on stands now.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Upcoming TV listings for Rick Springfield

The Greatest: 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's
Sun, March 2nd 7pm est

Jessie's Girl comes in at #20!

Bio Classics:
is the story of the performer who has sold fifteen million records and after nearly thirty years in show business still performs with the reckless abandon of a twenty-something rock star. Springfield's hit song, Jesse's Girl became the anthem of the 1980s - a time when his feathered hair, tightly-suited body and boyish face became hallmarks of the era. Concert footage, photos and interviews chronicle his early life in Australia and his career - a path that has taken him from teen idol to TV soap star to serious rocker. Includes interviews with former managers Steve Binder and Tom Skeeter; his mother Eileen Springthorpe; musician Sammy Hagar; drummer Jack White; actresses Linda Blair and Jacklyn Zeman; and record producer Keith Olson.
BIO Channel
Thurs March 6th 2008 8am est
Thurs March 6th 2008 2pm est

VH1 Classic
Now '80s
Sat March 8th 11am est
Sun March 9th 9am est
Mon March 10th 1am est
About: VH1 Classic Presents: Now '80sHalf-hour music special produced by VH1 Classic in conjunction with the release of Now That's What I Call Music: '80s. The show is hosted by original MTV VJ Mark Goodman and will feature Rick Springfield as a guest. Now 80s will deliver '80s hits that will have you humming along to old favorites and laughing at the style that was the decade. Videos will be interspersed with vintage clips and small packages of artists on the CD. Rick Springfield will also do an exclusive acoustic version of his smash '80s hit "Jesse's Girl."