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Bruce Springsteen Reveals in “Western Stars” Documentary: “I’ve spent 35 years trying to learn how to let go of the destructive parts of my character”


Bruce Springsteen has already been pretty revealing in his autobiography, “Born to Run,” the book, and in his Broadway play (now nominated for an Emmy Award).

But in the trailer for the documentary he’s made about his excellent new album “Western Stars,” Bruce admits: “I’ve spent 35 years trying to learn to let go of the destructive parts of my character.”

“Western Stars” will debut at TIFF, then Warner Bros. will open it in October. “Western Stars” the album should win the Grammy for Album of the Year if it’s placed in the right category and the mysterious Grammy committee admits it’s the best album of 2019. Which it is. Not Pop, Traditional, Americana or some other nonsense. Best Album.

Here’s the trailer:

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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