The rocker, interviewed by Jim Rotolo, reveals: “I listen to Del Shannon, I read Richard Ford and I pray for New York, Italy and Spain”
“Everyone is just trying to stay busy. Patti and I are having fun together, it’s fantastic. We are on a farm, so we have our horses, we can spend some time with them. I also worked a little on music. I try to keep my day as full as possible and not go completely crazy. ”
The interview continues and the songwriter tells what he listens and reads:
“I have a playlist of the fathers of rock, where Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley are located. This morning I was listening to Del Shannon. I have a playlist with him and Dion (DiMucci), two of the great rock music singers, I listen to them a bit. I’m also re-reading Richard Ford’s “Lay of the Land” and “Independence Day. Beautiful books.”
Then the final greetings and a special thought for his fans, even the Italian ones:
“The thoughts and prayers go to all the fans and friends of New York, who are going through a really difficult time, and to all the fans in Italy and Spain, whom we love so much”
In a video supporting the launch of New Jersey’s Pandemic Relief Fund, Bruce Springsteen offered hope for those suffering from COVID-19 and pointed his fellow New Jerseyans towards a new way they can lend a hand.
“These are uncertain times,” Springsteen said. “What is for certain is the pain, the fear, and the real needs of many of our neighbors, our friends, and certainly all of those who are on the front lines of this pandemic.” Later on, he confirmed he and his family have been doing their part to stop the spread of the virus: “We are practicing social distancing; we are staying at home.”
he video includes a bunch of other Jersey celebrities, including its other ubiquitous arena rocker, Jon Bon Jovi. There’s also Danny DeVito, who confirms he’s been staying inside and listening to a lot of Springsteen and Bon Jovi.
Springsteen’s Western Stars enjoys runaway success
In a newly unveiled list of the biggest Americana albums of 2019, Bruce “The Boss” Springsteen’s critically-acclaimed 19th studio album, Western Stars, seizes the top spot in style. The cinematic album influenced by Southern California pop music of the 1970s including artists such as Burt Bacharach and Glen Campbell, has enjoyed runaway success in the UK since its summer 2019 release.
Securing The Boss an 11th Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart back in June, plus a solid 30-week residency on the weekly Official Americana Chart, and now the accolade of the top-selling Americana album of the year by some distance – Western Stars outsells the rest of the Americana Top 10 list combined.