Though he”s knee-deep in a European tour, Bruce Springsteen is already hard at work on his follow-up to 2012″s “Wrecking Ball.”
“I have a lot of material. I still feel like I’m in the middle of the well,” The Boss told Rolling Stone.
And while you wouldn”t think there would be many firsts left for him, Springsteen cut tracks while on tour in Australia with guitarist Tom Morello, who was filling in for Steve Van Zandt. “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.”
He wouldn”t give any details about the direction or when a release date could approach, but just added that after the tour ends in September, he”ll be back at it (which also means for all of us hoping for more U.S. dates, the answer is no…).
“A week or two later, after stopping, I’m in the studio working, making a demo. You stop the performing for awhile, because this level of intensity. . . You need a break from it.”
Last week, Springsteen and the E Street Band performed “Born To Run” in full, dedicating it to Van Zandt”s “The Sopranos” co-star James Gandolfini, who died June 19.