Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Sept 27th 2008
Va Beach, VA
By Ali, Bambi, Caralyn and Dancy
Photo by Caralyn
The Sandler Performing Arts Center was nice and very accommodating to the crowd. The acoustics were great and Rick had lots of room to move about the venue with relative ease and safety.
The show started with a great surprise for the serious Rick Springfield fan. The Squirts opened the show. Matt, George, and Rodger sounded great and earned some new fans. Ali and Caralyn were recruited as “Squirts Girls” and sold Squirts CDs during the show. We sold out during the intermission. Good thing the guys are very talented and made it so easy that Ali even sold our copies. The crowd really loved Matt especially when he brought up a cute little man, Nick, to help with the tambourine.
Rick didn’t make us wait long and sauntered onto the stage wearing jeans, black shoes, and this really cool leather jacket that none of us had seen before. He looked great and sounded better. He started the show with Who Killed Rock and Roll. He was very energized and sang 3 songs before speaking. He talked about how he surprised himself after 3 nights in a row with out sleep. He was playful so was it the lack of sleep or the robitussin. We’ll never know and we don’t care it was just pure fun.
During DTTS he pulled 3 cute boys up onto the stage. Nick, Joey and Vinnie. Rick told the crowd he just returned from a vacation in Italy for a few weeks. He asked the boys if they have ever gone and they hadn’t. So he told them that the Italian women were awesome. They each sang DTTS and did a great job. Rick then noticed a little girl named Laurie who was wearing a cute Rick makes me smile t-shirt. She then made an encore performance since some of you might remember this cute bathing beauty from Busch Gardens.
He played the Bop till You Drop medley and got a huge response to the beginning chords of Jessie’s Girl and then broke into Don’t Walk Away so there were plenty of folks there who hadn’t seen him perform in quite a while. He came out into the audience for Love Somebody, My Generation and some Human Touch. During My Generation he used a cell phone to play guitar and made his phone call. Not only did he tell him I have a condom and I know how to use it, but he mentioned that he knew her bra and panties didn’t match. Everyone was nice and kept their hands to themselves and he rewarded the lack of inappropriate touching with lots of autographs in the audience. He quickly made it back on stage for Jessie’s Girl.
The encore began and he came out wearing his Who Killed Rock and Roll tshirt. We were treated to I’ll Miss That Someday followed by a very a very energetic Kristina. He even did a high kick and was dancing around before he ended the show with his self hug.
We believe this is the set list but we were having way too much fun to remember the details.
Who Killed Rock and Roll
Living in Oz
Affair of the Heart
I’ve Done Everything for You
Rock of Life
What’s Victoria Secret
I’ll Miss That Someday
Sunday, September 28, 2008
The Horseshoe Casino is located in the middle of nowhere, but Friday night it was in “Rickville”. The place needed to heat turned up; it was freezing until Rick arrived on stage in a cool leather jacket with roses printed on the shoulder. He started the night with Who Killed Rock and Roll and by the end of Living in Oz, there already were two rose explosions. Rick was now warmed up to the point that he removed his jacket. Not too many 59 year olds can relish in the fact that when you remove your jacket women cheer when they see those arms! He was wearing a new shirt that had studded crosses on the chest and back. Looked like a shirt that he should wear when singing Jesus Saves, which we didn’t get. He continued with Affair of the Heart, Alyson and I’ve Done Everything For You.
It was time for a new song, and Rick asked the crowd if they knew the name of his new CD. I thought there was a little hesitation from the crowd about the name, apparently the casino guests didn’t know. But we came through and yelled out Venus in Overdrive from which he sang What’s Victoria’s Secret, followed by Rock of Life. He played a lot of noodlings on the guitar and commented “pretty good for a doctor”. At one point he broke the connection to the cord on his guitar. He asked if any women in the audience had tweezers to pull out the broken part, along with another question, which was a little naughty. George N appeared on stage with a needle nose pliers and rescued the guitar.
Rick approached a man in the audience to sing DTTS. He didn’t want to sing so Rick told him that women like men who sing and he found that out when he was 14 years old. He finally sang, and Rick said you’re guaranteed to get “some” tonight, but I know that I’m not getting any! When one of the portable mics didn’t work; he introduced Matty as a grammy winner and told him to turn it on. He also asked the crowd to flip off Matty, to which they complied. He asked a woman to sing and then said maybe we shouldn’t have turned it on. I guess he didn’t like her rendition of DTTS. There was a woman named Donna sitting down and he tried to get her to stand. It took a lot of convincing, but she finally stood and sang DTTS. The next song on the set list was the Bop Till You Drop medley. It is one of my favorite parts of the show since you get to hear a lot of songs, but just once I wish he would sing State of the Heart in it’s entirety.
He did the usual asking if we knew the name of the movie he was in during the 80’s and how many women were under 16 when they saw it. Love Somebody was next followed by a cell phone call. He took someone’s phone and asked who not to call; he got an answering machine and left a message. I couldn’t understand what he said on the message, but I’m sure it was something funny.
While out in the crowd for My Generation he spotted an older lady directly in front of me. She was beside herself in shock that Rick was so close. He pointed at her with the cutest smile. He said, “you’re a General Hospital fan aren’t you”, she shook her head, I thought she was going to faint. During Human Touch he strolled around our area. I was so excited when he took hold of my husband’s hand and stepped between us. I figured he would keep on going, but to my delight he was standing on my chair! I always thought it would be so cool, but when he is there you have to watch out for your head when he is swinging the guitar. I don’t know why, but when he was there, I didn’t even “reach out and touch”. What is wrong with me??? Rick headed back on stage for Jessie’s Girl. When it came to the part of why can’t I find a woman like you, he pointed at several women in the crowd. JG was concluded with a rose shower and guitar toss. The encore included I’ll Miss That Someday. I think he loves singing it because he smiled a lot during the song. He ended the show with Love is Alright Tonight.
Friday, September 26, 2008
The info as posted on the message board at www.rickspringfield.com :
RICK SPRINGFIELD PERFORMANCE ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!
When: Tuesday, September 30th 2008
Want to get Free tickets or more information to the show? Go to: http://www.1iota.com/events,....ce.html
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Location: El Capitan Entertainment Center, 6840 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028 (located directly across the street from the Kodak Theatre/Hollywood & Highland Complex)
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Time: Need to Arrive by 6:45 PM – Early Arrival is recommended!Must be 18 years or older & Bring a valid Photo ID
PARKING: Our audience members may use the Hollywood & Highland Complex paid parking lot across the street from the El Capitan. We will validate your parking ticket for $2(4 hours) parking at the end of the show.
DRESS: We ask that everyone dress like you are going out to a club. Please do not wear any white, beige or light blue clothing, elaborate patterns or logos, as they are not camera-friendly.
PERSONAL ITEMS: No cameras, recorders, cell phones, pagers, books, food… etc. will be allowed in the studio. If you bring these or any similar items, you can check them at the door and pick them up as you exit the studio.
SECURITY: Please be aware that audience members will go through a metal detector upon entering the studio. Please downsize any purses or bags you are bringing with you.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
September 22, 2008
Born in Australia, singer-actor Rick Springfield says one of his favorite destinations is nearby New Zealand.
Even Rick Springfield is surprised that his latest album -- "Venus in Overdrive" -- has charted higher than his 1982 breakthrough record "Working Class Dog."The latter spawned the hit singles "I've Done Everything for You," "Love is Alright Tonite" and, of course, "Jessie's Girl."
As well known for his singing as his tall, angular good looks, Springfield is back on the road to promote "Venus.""My wife loves that I'm on the road -- it keeps our relationship fresh," says Springfield, 59. "If I'm home too long, she'll say, 'Aren't you supposed to be out on the road?' It has worked for us for 24 years, so I'm not looking to change things up for a long time."
Born in Australia and currently a resident (and citizen) of the United States, the Grammy Award-winning singer counts traveling as one of the perks of his job. He got to spend three weeks back in Oz recently and says he can't wait to get back to Hawaii. ("I can imagine living in Maui one day," he says.) But one of his favorite destinations is New Zealand.
for the complete article go to:
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
The full episode of Rick Springfield's appearance on Battlestar Galactia that first aired on 9/17/78 can be found online at NBC.com.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Friday, September 19 2008
ACTOR AND singer Rick Springfield is coming to Trinidad for a live concert performance on October 11 at The Queen’s Park Oval. He joins REO Speedwagon and Vertical Horizon on stage for this mega concert event.There’s something about Rick Springfield that is and always has been very real. His songs about love and loss, greed and envy, elation and heartbreak spoke to that part of human nature that hasn’t changed in 3,000 years. They still do.
On July 29, Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Rick Springfield released his new album Venus In Overdrive which entered the US Billboard charts at #28. The album is Rick’s first full-length new studio work of original material since the 2003 critically acclaimed shock/denial/anger/acceptance. Venus In Overdrive marks a return to Rick’s pop/rock roots. It is simultaneously classic and current — and definitely the music fans have loved since Rick’s distinctive canine companion Lethal Ron first graced the cover of his classic album Working Class Dog.
The first single from Venus In Overdrive is “What’s Victoria’s Secret?”
Says Rick: “It’s one of those titles that was waiting to be written and Matt (Bissonette) just came up with it first. It’s about the sexualization of women and the dichotomy most men feel. As males we want that on one hand, but then it scares the hell out of us and we resist it. Mainly, we need to connect with women as human beings.”
Rick also notes that there are some familiar influences in the song.
“The longing, lust, and insecurities revealed that made “Jessie’s Girl” hit so close to home are there. It’s not ‘Jessie’s Girl,’ but touches some of the same places lyrically and musically.”
In 1981 after years of struggle, the stars perfectly aligned and Rick Springfield found himself sitting on top of the world. In the midst of recording what would become the quintessential pop/rock album Working Class Dog, Rick was cast to the play the young, eligible Dr. Noah Drake on the popular daytime drama “General Hospital.” That same year, MTV debuted and changed the dynamic of the music industry forever. Rick skyrocketed to the top of Billboard’s charts with “Jessie’s Girl” and “I’ve Done Everything For You,”. The following year, he won a Grammy for “Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.”
In 1982, Rick followed the success of Working Class Dog with Success Hasn’t Spoiled Me Yet. The album contained a string of top-40 hits, including “Don’t Talk To Strangers” which charted at #2. He was also nominated for a second Grammy and in 1983 was nominated for a third, in addition to garnering an American Music Award.
His 1983 album Living in Oz went platinum, resulting in the hits “Human Touch” and “Affair of the Heart.” The following year, his single “Love Somebody” from the soundtrack album to the movie “Hard to Hold” (in which Rick made his big screen debut) hit #5 on the Billboard singles chart. Rick Springfield had solidified his place as the preeminent power-pop artist of the decade and today remains the genre’s greatest pioneer.
After years of live performances, grueling tour schedules, and recording back-to-back hit albums with chart-topping singles, Rick decided to take a break to spend time with his family when his first son was born in 1985. During his hiatus, he released the albums Rock of Life and Sahara Snow. He returned to the concert stage in 1998 with the release of his album Karma. Immediately, Rick was performing to sold out crowds as fans clamored to the Internet, hungry for word of Rick Springfield’s triumphant return to their hometowns.
In 2003 Rick propelled his career onward, by releasing the critically acclaimed album, shock/denial/anger/acceptance on his own record label, Gomer Records. Rick hit the ground running in 2005 by releasing The Day After Yesterday, a warm and soulful collection featuring his own interpretations of hit songs that he wishes he had written. That year also saw the release of Written in Rock, Rick Springfield Anthology, on Sony/BMG, a 2-Disc set spanning Rick Springfield’s recording career to date. Rick ended 2005 with his long anticipated return to ABC’s daytime hit show, “General Hospital,” in the role he originated nearly 25 years ago as Dr. Noah Drake. He continues to make appearances on “General Hospital” as Dr. Noah Drake.
In 2006 Rick released a concert DVD, Live in Rockford, which was filmed live as part of the HDNet Concert Series at the historic Coronado Theatre in Rockford, IL and showcases Rick’s extremely high energy performances. Rick released a Christmas CD entitled Christmas With You, in 2007 that featured one extremely moving original track, “Christmas With You”, which was dedicated to all of our fallen troops. Also in 2007, Rick’s classic album Working Class Dog was celebrated with the release of the book A Year In The Life Of A Working Class Dog which chronicles the making of this pop masterpiece and Rick’s rise to superstar status.
To date, Rick Springfield has sold over 19 million records with a whopping 17 top-40 hits. He has performed for millions of devoted fans over the last three decades and continues to play over 100 shows a year. Attracting new fans wherever he goes with his unique brand of audience interaction, unstoppable energy, and unforgettable songs that have become part of the soundtrack to people’s lives.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
How do you know Dr Hunter?
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
but I really mean it. I'm very proud of you" "Wow! It actually sounds like a real Dad talking" Patrick responds. Noah says he knows he didn't do the right things but as a father, Patrick is already doing the right ting. Patrick assures him Noah has done a few things right. Noah responds with "I've made more mistakes than you know" Patrick is sure he will find more about his own self. Noah laughs and says Patrick will be one hell of a Dad!
Monday, September 15, 2008
11.21.08 Midland Theater - Kansas City, MO
Concert Date has been changed to:
11.22.08 Midland Theater - Kansas City, MO
Sunday, September 14, 2008
The Greatest: 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's (20-1)
Fri Sept 19th 10pm est
With Harmful Intent
Fri Sept 19th 3:50AM est
Directed by Richard Friedman. Starring Joan Van Ark, Daniel J Travanti, Rick Springfield, Christopher Noth, Bert Remsen, Michael Patrick Carter.A small town's preteens are preyed upon in this mix of crime story and psychological drama.
Dying to Dance
Wed Sept 24th 3:50am 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-
Friday, September 12, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
http://www.rickspringfield.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=2;t=7253;hl=workingclassdog on www.rickspringfield.com
Saturday, September 6, 2008
The Big 550 Talk Radio St Louis-this one is approximately 13 minutes.
Rick Springfield on 98.7 Simon
Friday, September 5, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Free show -
Kennedy Space Center, FL
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
My 104.3 KBIG-FM in LA:
(this one includes some accoustic performance)
This one is shorter but also worth a listen:
WRVE (The Albany NY area)