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Steven Van Zandt Says Fans Shouldn’t Expect a New Springsteen Album Soon

It's been widely reported that Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band did some studio recording during the Australian leg of its Wrecking Ball World Tour in March.

But guitarist Steve Van Zandt, who had to miss the 10 shows Down Under because of his commitments to Netflix's "Lilyhammer" show, tells us that fans shouldn't get their hopes up for an imminent new album:

"Oh, he's always doing that. You can't be too, you can't predict what's gonna happen with things like that because Bruce is always recording. He's always writing. He always has an album or two in his pocket, yeah, so that's not an unusual thing. We'll all find out what he has in mind about five minutes before he does it but, yeah, that doesn't mean anything...He's always, always writing and recording."

The "Wrecking Ball" album came out in March of 2012 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

 Springsteen and company return to the road January 28 with three shows in South Africa, followed by another run through Australia.

Van Zandt is currently producing the new Rascals stage musical "Once Upon a Dream" and finishing up music for season two of "Lilyhammer." He expects to be filming season 3 during early 2014 as well.