On Saturday night (October 1st) Bruce Springsteen joined the Killers on stage at New York’s famed Madison Square Garden for a three-song mini-set. “The Boss” and E Street Band saxophonist Jake Clemons — nephew of “The Big Man,” the late-Clarence Clemons — were on hand to perform Springsteen’s 2021 team-up with the band on “A Dustland Fairytale,” along with his own classics “Badlands” and “Born To Run.”
In 2005’s Wings For Wheels documentary, Springsteen explained that the writing and recording of his third album Born To Run — which took far longer than both his first two albums combined — was the moment where he needed to allow himself the room to discover where his next creative steps would be through patience, persistence, and most of all — trial and error: “I was not interested in a strictly professional setup, because I didn’t want to contain my. . . my talents in that box, because I didn’t know where they we’re going to lead me at the time. At that time, my concern was this; I have these abilities — I don’t know what they are — but, I know that they’re there and I don’t know where they’re going to lead me, but wherever that is I have to go, even if it’s down a bunch of blind alleys till I find the one that I want. . . that I do wanna go down. And also just felt like, give me room to do this particular thing in my own fashion.”
On November 7th, Bruce Springsteen will once again headline the annual “Stand Up For Heroes” benefit taking place this year at Manhattan’s David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Coming on November 11th is Springsteen’s soul covers set, titled Only The Strong Survive.