Although Bruce Springsteen recently raised fans' hopes that the recording of the followup to 2012's Wrecking Ball is progressing -- Steve Van Zandt says that's simply not the case. Back in June, Springsteen and the band -- including guitarist Tom Morrello, who was then subbing for Van Zandt -- popped in to an Australian studio to lay down some material. Shortly after "The Boss" told Rolling Stone, "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 (Lofgren), all those guys -- continues to be a source of inspiration for me. . . I have stuff I'm working on that I'm very happy about. I hate to say, because I don't like to be wrong. But I have a lot of material. I still feel like I'm in the middle of the well."
When we pressed Steve Van Zandt about the status of the upcoming album, he told us: "Oh, he's always doin' that. You can't be too. . . you can't really predict what's gonna happen with things like that, because Bruce is always recording, he's always writing, he always has half an album, or two, in his pocket. So that's not an unusual thing. We'll all find out what he has in mind about five minutes (laughs) before he does it. But, um. . . yeah, that doesn't mean anything, y'know, literally, he's always, always writing and recording."
DID YOU KNOW???
- In March 2012, Bruce Springsteen scored his 10th career Number One album with Wrecking Ball, which sold 196,000 copies in its first week on sale.
- The album's chart placing tied Springsteen with "The King" himself, Elvis Presley, for the third-most Number One albums in the history of the Billboard 200.
CHECK IT OUT: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band on August 15th, 2012 performing "Girls In Their Summer Clothes" live in Boston:
Steve Van Zandt On Australian Bruce Springsteen Sessions