Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Bruce Springsteen Has a Solo Album of New Songs Ready to Go Since Last Year


bruce-springsteen-october-2016-coverBruce Springsteen is on the cover of Vanity Fair! Graydon Carter has out-Wennered Rolling Stone. How completely lovely.

Great pictures, of course. The whole thing promotes Springsteen’s memoir, called “Born to Run,” coming September 27th. Bruce says in the piece he has an album of new songs ready for release in 2017. It’s been done since last year.

The record is a solo album, not with the E Street Band. “It’s a solo record, more of a singer-songwriter kind of record,” he says. It’s in the vein of Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb. Sounds cool, but we’ll miss the band.

That’s not the biggest revelation in the piece.Springsteen and wife Patti also talk about his clinical depression. He really suffers from it, and is medicated for it.

“If I’m being honest, I’m not completely comfortable with that part of the book, but that’s O.K.,” Scialfa says. “That’s Bruce. He approached the book the way he would approach writing a song, and a lot of times, you solve something that you’re trying to figure out through the process of writing—you bring something home to yourself. So in that regard, I think it’s great for him to write about depression. A lot of his work comes from him trying to overcome that part of himself.”

Wow– this book is going to be very introspective, a little dark, and very Springsteen. Nothing held back.

But it’s interesting that Springsteen bypassed the moribund Rolling Stone for Vanity Fair. Good work!


Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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