November 20, 2013 9:19

Bruce Springsteen to release new album in January?

US star rumoured to be releasing follow up to 2012 album 'Wrecking Ball' in January

Bruce Springsteen to release new album in January?

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Bruce Springsteen will reportedly release a new album in early 2014.

Both Billboard and Rolling Stone report that the US star will release the follow up to 2012's 'Wrecking Ball' next year with Billboard stating that the release could be as soon as January. Earlier this week new track 'High Hopes', featuring Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello on guitar, leaked online.

'High Hopes' isn't a totally new song and that a version of the track - originally released in 1990 by The Havalinas - features on Springsteen's 1996 EP 'Blood Brothers'. However, Springsteen has recently reworked older material for newer releases, such as 'Land of Hope And Dreams' on 'Wrecking Ball'. It is possible that the new version was recorded over the summer during Springsteen's tour dates in Australia, when he revealed that he had visited a studio and "did a couple of things that I wanted to put down".

Meanwhile, it was recently reported that a US university is offering a theology class on Bruce Springsteen. Rutgers University in New Jersey is offering students the chance to take a semester-long class looking at the biblical references in The Boss' lyrics – from his 1973 debut 'Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ' to his 2012 album 'Wrecking Ball'.

As Time magazine pointed out, Rutgers is not the first US university to bring The Boss into the realms of academia. Princeton University has a sociology course on Bruce Springsteen's America, while Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey has hosted symposiums on the rock star’s legacy. Meanwhile, the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York offered a history course on the musician.

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