A press release has been circulating, but fans question if it’s true
The press release reveals that Springsteen recorded the album with the founding members of the E Street Band, including Steven Van Zandt, David Sancious and Roy Bittan.
The record is said to feature 12 new songs, in addition to a bonus track titled ’Bigger Than Life’, written in memory of the band’s saxophonist, Clarence Clemons. The supposed statement cites that Clemons passed away in June 2010, but he actually died in June 2011 from a stroke, which adds doubt to the validity of the press release.
The statement continues to reveal that the Ron Aniello-produced album was recorded at Thrill Hill Recording in Colts Neck, New Jersey.
Bruce Springsteen has, however, been confirmed to appear on ‘The Bridge School Concerts 25th Anniversary Edition’ CD/DVD with an acoustic version of ’Born In The USA’. The Bridge School Benefit is an annual not-for-profit charity concert held in California, organised by Neil Young and his wife Pegi. Proceeds go to helping individuals with severe speech and physical impairments.