February 8, 2013 20:59

Bruce Springsteen discusses autobiography and unreleased country album

The Boss will be honoured tonight in Los Angeles at the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year gala

Bruce Springsteen discusses autobiography and unreleased country album

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Bruce Springsteen has spoken out about his long mooted autobiography, saying that there doesn't seem to be an 'urgency' to return to writing it.

Speaking to Grammy.com ahead of tonight's (February 8) 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year gala, where he will be honoured with a tribute concert featuring performances from Mumford and Sons, Neil Young, Patti Smith, Alabama Shakes, Elton John, Sting and Eddie Vedder and more, he said of the status of his memoir:

I got some stuff I've worked on, but I don't have anything fixed. I worked on it for a while, then the music came along and the tour came along. There doesn't seem to be an urgency to return to it at the moment. It'll present itself and I'll see what happens.


Springsteen also revealed that he has recorded a country album which he hasn't released. He said: "A while back, I recorded a country record and put it aside. I returned to it a couple of months ago and thought, 'What am I going to do next?'".

Tonight's gala is being hosted by The Daily Show comedian Jon Stewart. The all-star show will celebrate Springsteen, who was named as MusiCares Person of the Year for his combination of artistic contributions and charity work.

Previous MusiCares Person of the Year winners include Gloria Estefan, Phil Collins, Elton John, Bono and Barbra Streisand.

Bruce Springsteen is set to play a number of UK and Ireland dates this summer as part of his European tour. He will play London's Wembley Stadium on June 15, Glasgow Hampden Park on June 18 and Coventry Ricoh Arena on June 20.

The Boss will then visit mainland Europe before travelling to Ireland to play Limerick Thomond Park on July 16, Cork Páirc Uí Chaoimh on July 18 and Belfast King's Hall on July 20.

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