Bruce Springsteen fans will be able to see previously unreleased footage from “The Boss'” vault next month in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Backstreets.com posted: “The Asbury Park Music & Film Festival (APMFF) and the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University are proud to announce The Bruce Springsteen Archives. Thom Zimny, long time film director and archivist for Bruce Springsteen, will present an exclusive screening of rare and never before seen footage of Springsteen from the Thrill Hill Vault spanning from his early years to recent tour highlights. Following the screening, a panel discussion and Q&A will take place moderated by Backstreets editor, Chris Phillips.”
The Archive presentation at the Paramount Theatre isn't the only Springsteen-related event set for APMFF:
On April 26th, frequent Springsteen collaborators Gary U.S. Bonds and Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers will perform at the Paramount Theatre.
On April 27th, the Paramount will show the documentary Clarence Clemons: Who Do I Think I Am?
On April 28th, the film Asbury Park: Riot. Redemption. Rock N' Roll will be shown at the Paramount with a special Q&A after the screening. The doc features “Springsteen reuniting with his earliest band members to play a now legendary concert to a sold out Paramount Theatre and to trade guitar licks with the future of music in Asbury, a group of 11-year-old rockers who prove the best days for the town must just lie ahead.”
Although Bruce Springsteen is by far the most beloved and famous living American rock star, he says he always dealt with fame and adoration as a byproduct of being a popular artist: “As a term, I wasn't. . . it's one of the things you pursued, but I was really interested in sort of where the job I was doing intersected with the people I was playing for, people I was writing about, my own story. Those were the things that kind of interest me. There were a lotta, lotta rock stars. I don't mind being that thing — but I don't wanna just be that.”
For the full list of rock events scheduled for The Asbury Park Music & Film Festival, log on to: https://www.apmff.org/tickets