Bruce Springsteen fans must be dying with excitement. The Boss is collaborating with John Mellencamp.
The two stars share a similar working-man, in-the-Heartland kind of musical vibe. Combining the two makes massive sense. It’ll be New Jersey blue collar with chords of Indiana populist. What fun for the senses.
Bruce Springsteen told the hosts of Sirius XM’s E Street Radio that he recently spent time with Mellencamp at Mellencamp’s home in Indiana. He provided a few details about the meet up with hosts Jim Rotolo and Dave Marsh.
“I worked on three songs on John’s album, and I spent some time in Indiana with him,” Bruce Springsteen told the hosts. “I love John a lot. He’s a great songwriter and I have become very close and had a lot of fun with him. I sang a little bit on his record.”
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During the interview, Springsteen mentioned his 2022 E Street Band tour in passing. Maybe John Mellencamp will come along for the musical ride? We can only hope.
The two musical superstars appeared to have met in April. According to social media reports, the citizens of Bloomington, Indiana, saw them dining at several restaurants.
In December, 2019, when no one knew that within three months, a pandemic would shut down music all over the world, Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp performed together on two songs. The occasion was a benefit for the Rainforest Fund “We’ll Be Together Again” benefit. The show was at the Beacon Theater in New York.
On the first song, Bruce Springsteen joined Mellencamp for Mellencamp’s classic Pink Houses. Then later in the program, the Boss and Mellencamp sang Springsteen’s Glory Days. Both sangs are standards from the 1980s. You can’t do a tribute to the 80s without mentioning either song.
Here’s a taste of Springsteen and Mellencamp performing together on Pink Houses.
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And here are the superstars singing Glory Days. Now, imagine how good they can be on three new songs.
Rolling Stone also confirmed that Springsteen will collaborate with The Killers on an upcoming project.
Springsteen is reviving his Tony-Award winning Broadway production. Tickets for Springsteen on Broadway went on sale Thursday. The show starts June 26 and runs through early September.
Springsteen on Broadway was staged 236 times over a 15-month period in 2017-18. For the 2021 revival, it’s moving to a larger venue. Springsteen said Thursday on the Sirius/XM show that the script stays mostly the same.
“I am going to start freshening up the script and going through it again and see if I am going to make some small changes or not,” he said. “It’s pretty much going to be the same show that it was because I think it’s what people expect and that is what I have.”