The follow-up to 2012's 'Wrecking Ball' is already underway
Bruce Springsteen has already started recording the follow-up to last year’s ‘Wrecking Ball’.
The legendary musician and frontman worked with Rage Against The Machine‘s Tom Morello and the rest of the E Street Band in a studio in Sydney earlier this year. Speaking to Rolling Stone, Springsteen commented: “We’ve never had a recording session during a tour in our lives. We did a couple of things that I wanted to put down. So that was very exciting. And being with Tommy was exciting. The band – Steven, Nils, all those guys – continues to be a source of inspiration for me.”
Morello covered for E Street guitar player Steven Van Zandt during the band’s recent Australian tour and also worked on ‘Wrecking Ball’. Springsteen added that he’s ‘very happy’ about his new material: “I have stuff I’m working on that I’m very happy about. I hate to say, because I don’t like to be wrong, but I have a lot of material. I still feel like I’m in the middle of the well,” he revealed.
Bruce Springsteen played his classic 1975 album ‘Born To Run’ in full over the weekend (June 20) as a tribute to the actor James Gandolfini, who passed away at the age of 51. Springsteen turned his show at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena into a tribute to the late actor, who had worked with E Street Band member Steven Van Zandt on The Sopranos.
12 songs into his set, Springsteen announced that he and his band would be playing the classic album in full and were dedicating its performance to Gandolfini. Springsteen also performed his 1978 album ‘Darkness On The Edge Of Town’ in full at his show at Wembley Stadium the previous weekend.