By: Troy Frisby
Bruce Springsteen was clearly “Born to Run,” as the iconic singer has been working at a breakneck pace to release a new album, his seventh album in just over a decade.
The Boss has already recorded several new songs this year while performing overseas in Australia, Rolling Stone reports.
“I have stuff I’m working on that I’m very happy about,” Springsteen told Rolling Stone, adding, “But I have a lot of material. I still feel like I’m in the middle of the wall.”
At the time, Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello was touring with the band in Australia, replacing Steven Van Zandt while the guitarist was busy filming his TV series Lilyhammer. At this point, it is unclear how much Morello contributed to the new album. Springsteen's last LP, 2012's Wrecking Ball, garnered three Grammy nominations.
Speaking of Australia, Springsteen and his E Street Band were also nominated for the country’s Helpmann Awards, receiving a nomination for Best International Contemporary Concert for their work on the Wrecking Ball 2013 tour. The Helpmann Awards were founded in 2001 in order to recognize the vast achievements of musicians performing live in Australia, in diverse genres such as theater, opera and concert performance.
Springsteen and the E Street Band are currently in the middle of the European leg of their Wrecking Ball Tour, wrapping up in Ireland near the end of July.
For a complete list of tour dates, head over to the Boss’s official site.