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Wang Lee Hom is married


Wedding vows take place a day after singer announces romance.

MANDOPOP star Wang Lee Hom is married, his agent announced on Nov 28.

Wang, 37, registered his marriage to graduate student Li Jing Lei, 27, in New York. He had introduced her to fans on Weibo just the day before.

Wang told Taiwan Apple Daily that he had known his bride for 12 years, refuting claims that it was a whirlwind romance.

He did not answer when asked if they were having a baby.

Taiwan Apple Daily, quoting old schoolmates of the bride, stated that she is a Japanese-Taiwanese named Michiko Nishimura.

The Boss's Hopes


For his latest studio album, Bruce Springsteen digs into his past for unrecorded songs that he feels deserves 'a home and a hearing'.

BRUCE Springsteen has set Jan 14 for the release of High Hopes, a new studio album with some old familiar tunes.

The 12 tracks of High Hopes will comprise covers of songs by other artistes, studio outtakes, and new recordings of songs that have morphed during their live presentations.

A video of the title track was made available on Springsteen's official website,

Springsteen's 18th studio album overall, the Columbia Records effort High Hopes will be the artiste's first since 2012's Wrecking Ball. In liner notes to the album written by Springsteen, he partly credits Tom Morello, the former Rage Against the Machine guitarist who temporarily filled in for Steven Van Zandt when the latter left for acting duties, for accelerating the album.

"Tom and his guitar became my muse, pushing the rest of this project to another level," Springsteen writes. "Thanks for the inspiration, Tom."

It was Morello, Springsteen writes, who encouraged the band to revisit High Hopes, a gospel-meets-rockabilly number written by Tim McConnell as a member of the Havalinas. An earlier Springsteen recording of High Hopes dates to the mid-1990s and surfaced on the 1996 Blood Brothers EP. Morello suggested the band add it to the group's Australian tour earlier this year, where this version was recorded.

High Hopes is one of three covers on the album. It is joined by a rendition of Just Like Fire Would, a mid-1980s, mid-tempo rock song from Australian punk band the Saints. Springsteen and the E Street Band have been performing the cut on tour.

Also on the album is Springsteen's take on Suicide's Dream Baby Dream, a New York punk band Springsteen has long professed a love for and a version of which Springsteen posted online last month as a thank-you letter to his fans.

A number of the songs on High Hopes have made their way into Springsteen concerts over the years.

Some, such as American Skin (41 Shots), are relatively well-known – the song was inspired by the fatal shooting with 41 bullets of the unarmed Amadou Diallo by the New York Police Department in 1999 – while The Ghost Of Tom Joad was heard as the title track on Springsteen's 1995 solo effort. Both versions here will feature Morello.

"I felt they were among the best of my writing and deserved a proper studio recording," Springsteen says.

Lesser known is The Wall, a song that Springsteen writes as "something I'd played on stage a few times and remains very close to my heart." The song was inspired by a trip to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC, and is dedicated to Walter Cichon, a veteran who was also a member of New Jersey rock band the Motifs.

"Raw, sexy and rebellious, they were the heroes you aspired to be," Springsteen writes. "But these were heroes you could touch, speak to, and go to with your musical inquiries. Cool, but always accessible, they were an inspiration to me, and many young working musicians in 1960's central New Jersey."

The remaining tracks on the album are believed to be studio outtakes. Full credits have not been revealed yet, but a press release notes that late E Street members Clarence Clemons (1942-2011) and Danny Federici (1950-2008) will appear on several. The unreleased songs were culled from the decade or so of Springsteen's recordings with the E Street Band.

"This is music I always felt needed to be released," Springsteen says. "From the gangsters of Harry's Place, the ill-prepared roomies on Frankie Fell In Love (shades of Steve and I bumming together in our Asbury Park apartment), the travellers in the wasteland of Hunter Of Invisible Game, to the soldier and his visiting friend in The Wall, I felt they all deserved a home and a hearing. Hope you enjoy it." – Los Angeles Times/McClatchy-Tribune Information Services


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