Bruce Springsteen, 69, checks out vintage motorcycles as he enjoys some retail therapy in Los Angeles
He’s ridden motorcycles all his life and written songs about them.. Source Mailonline
So rock legend Bruce Springsteen couldn’t resist a bit of window shopping at Heroes Motors on trendy Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood on Wednesday.
The store specializes in restoring and selling classic motorbikes.
The 69-year-old was seen checking out a vintage blue motorcycle with a sidecar while he was there and chatting to one of the assistants.
And Bruce snagged a couple of T-shirts before leaving.
The Born To Run rocker looked relaxed in a grey T-shirt, well-worn jeans and sneakers with a cap over his head.
The Boss has owned a number of bikes over the years including Harley-Davidsons, a Triumph Bonneville, a Moto Guzzi and a Yamaha.
Bruce’s Moto Guzzi was custom made by singer Billy Joel’s motorcycle shop, 20th Century Cycles.
It famously broke down in New Jersey in November 2016 and he was rescued by a group of bikers out on a run.
Meanwhile Western Stars, the Bruce Springsteen documentary that also acts as the directorial debut for the singer, has been acquired by Warner Bros.
The studio will release the film in theaters this fall, following its world premiere at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival.
The documentary, which was co-directed by Thom Zimny, features archival footage and personal narration, as well as Springsteen performing all 13 songs on Western Stars, his first studio album in five years and on which he is backed by a band and a full orchestra in his historic nearly 100-year-old barn.
Springsteen reportedly posed for photos, but didn’t take questions. He let his music do all the talking in the theater, where he jammed on a handful of classics including “Sherry Darling.” See below.
The 69-year-old musician is set to helm the music documentary with the help of Thom Zimny, who has previously directed the iconic star in ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ and ‘Bruce Springsteen: Hunter of Invisible Game’.
Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros. Picture Group, said: ”Bruce lives in the super rarified air of artists who have blazed new and important trails deep into their careers.
”With ‘Western Stars,’ Bruce is pivoting yet again, taking us with him on an emotional and introspective cinematic journey, looking back and looking ahead. As one of his many fans for over 40 years, I couldn’t be happier to be a rider on this train with Bruce and Thom.”
‘Western Stars’ is written and performed by Springsteen, with Thom, Jon Landau, Barbara Carr and George Travis producing the project.
Western Stars, which shares its name with his recently released new album, is set to be unveiled at the Toronto International Film Festival, which takes place in September, though they do not confirm the exact schedule until August 20.
Asked whether the movie would come out within the calendar year, Springsteen confirmed, then added: “Oh, I’m on the air!”, apparently unaware that that had been the case.
He laughed and further discussed the film, explaining that he had worked on it with Thom Zimny, the director of the Netflix special Springsteen on Broadway.
“We made of the Western Stars album,” he continued. “I play the record start to finish along with some other things.
We knew we weren’t going to tour so I was looking for a way to get some of the music live to the audience and we figured that was the best way to do it.”
Western Stars, Springsteen’s 19th studio album, came out in June and has been positively received by critics and fans.Springsteen explained in his Wednesday interview that he had been unsure of what reaction to expect as he thought the record was ”a little off to the left” compared to his previous work.
Twelve Bruce Springsteen songs, including live recordings and an unreleased track “I’ll Stand by You,” will feature on the soundtrack to Blinded by the Light.
Rare live renditions of “The River” and “The Promised Land” . The Springsteen-inspired coming-of-age charmer “Blinded by the Light” will be released in U.S. theaters on Aug. 14.
Springsteen initially penned “I’ll Stand By You” – previously known as “I’ll Stand By You Always” – for inclusion in the 2001 film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, but producers opted not to include the contemporary ballad and the song remained unreleased.
Summer’s not going to be a bummer for fans of Bruce Springsteen and the movies.
The movie hits theaters on Aug. 14; the CD and digital versions of the companion album will arrive on Aug. 9, with a two-LP version released on Aug. 30.