Bruce Springsteen says he ‘can’t imagine retirement’ as he has ‘the luckiest job in the world’


Bruce Springsteen said he ‘can’t imagine’ retiring.

The 73-year-old singer spoke with Howard Stern on Monday on SiriusXM, as he promoted his new album Only the Strong Survive.

He was asked by the shock jock, 68, if he ever had thoughts of retiring, to which he said he didn’t.

The latest: Bruce Springsteen, 73, said he 'can't imagine' retiring. He spoke with Howard Stern on Monday on SiriusXM, as he promoted his new album Only the Strong Survive

The latest: Bruce Springsteen, 73, said he ‘can’t imagine’ retiring. He spoke with Howard Stern on Monday on SiriusXM, as he promoted his new album Only the Strong Survive 

‘I mean, if I got to a place where I was incapacitated or something but up until then I think I’m … I mean, look at Johnny Cash, Pete Seeger,’ said the singer of classics such as Cover Me, Glory Days and Dancing in the Dark.

The blue-collar icon noted how he played alongside the late Seeger (who died in 2014) in 2009 at the inauguration ceremony for former President Barack Obama at a time Seeger was 89.

‘I look at those guys and go, “Yeah, I don’t know if I’ll be doing three-hour shows, but I have so many different kinds of music that I can play and do,”‘ the stalwart musical artist said. ‘The Broadway show I can do for the rest of my life in one form or another if I wanted to. I can’t imagine retirement, no.’ 

Stern said of Springsteen’s Broadway show, titled Springsteen on Broadway: ‘What a show, it was so intimate.’ 

No end in sight: The iconic singer was asked by Stern, 68, if he ever had thoughts of retiring, to which he said he didn't

No end in sight: The iconic singer was asked by Stern, 68, if he ever had thoughts of retiring, to which he said he didn’t 

Staying strong: He told Stern, 'I mean, if I got to a place where I was incapacitated or something but up until then I think I'm … I mean, look at Johnny Cash, Pete Seeger'

Staying strong: He told Stern, ‘I mean, if I got to a place where I was incapacitated or something but up until then I think I’m … I mean, look at Johnny Cash, Pete Seeger’

A legend: The blue-collar icon noted how he played alongside the late Seeger (who died in 2014) in 2009 at the inauguration ceremony for former President Barack Obama at a time Seeger was 89

A legend: The blue-collar icon noted how he played alongside the late Seeger (who died in 2014) in 2009 at the inauguration ceremony for former President Barack Obama at a time Seeger was 89 

Blessed: The Long Branch, New Jersey native said that he felt he was lucky to achieve success in a field he's always been passionate about

Blessed: The Long Branch, New Jersey native said that he felt he was lucky to achieve success in a field he’s always been passionate about 

Stern said he thought it would set a trend in the industry, in terms of artists adapting their shows to Broadway, but ‘it hasn’t happened yet,’ as many performers don’t want to pass up the big money of playing arena shows. 

The Long Branch, New Jersey, native said that he felt he was lucky to achieve success in a field he’s always been passionate about.

‘I bumped into the luckiest job in the world because they paid me a fortune for something I would’ve done for free,’ Springsteen said.

In the chat, Springsteen told Stern that some of the favorite songs he’s penned include Born in the U.S.A., Born to Run, Darkness on the Edge of Town, The Rising and Thunder Road.

He said that he recent listened to Taylor Swift’s latest album Midnights while he was with his daughter, equestrian Jessica Springsteen, as he picked her up from the airport.

Classics: In the chat, Springsteen told Stern that some of the favorite songs he's penned include Born in the U.S.A., Born to Run, Darkness on the Edge of Town, The Rising and Thunder Road

Classics: In the chat, Springsteen told Stern that some of the favorite songs he’s penned include Born in the U.S.A., Born to Run, Darkness on the Edge of Town, The Rising and Thunder Road

Praise: Springsteen said he felt Taylor Swift is 'super-talented' and 'a tremendous writer'

Praise: Springsteen said he felt Taylor Swift is ‘super-talented’ and ‘a tremendous writer’

‘She plays it for me top volume,’ he said, ‘all the way from Newark to Colts Neck, dancing in her seat, and I said, “That’s what I like to see.” It felt good. It was good.’

Springsteen said he felt Swift is ‘super-talented’ and ‘a tremendous writer,’ adding, ‘I know her producer Jack Antonoff very well. Just making great records.’

Springsteen is slated to release his new album, which consists of soul songs, on November 11. He said that he picked out 15 of a potential 55 songs to include on the album.

‘I worked very hard on my singing on this record,’ Springsteen said. ‘I basically chose songs that I love and got my voice out front.’

Springsteen is slated to tour next year with the E Street Band in support of the record, including a 31-date North American leg that will span from February thru April, then set out for Europe for a set of shows spanning April until July, before returning to the U.S. for more shows in August.

Coming soon: Springsteen is slated to release his new album, which consists of soul songs, on November 11

Coming soon: Springsteen is slated to release his new album, which consists of soul songs, on November 11 



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2022-11-01 18:04:00

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