Bruce Springsteen is gearing up for the release of a new album as well as a major new tour, and he also has plans to continue releasing music for a significant amount of time once these projects are completed.
“I just can’t picture myself doing that,” she said. “Do you know?” the rocker, who is 73 years old, made the statement Monday on The Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM. “I mean, if I got to the point where I couldn’t move or something, but until then I think I’m… I mean, take Johnny Cash and Pete Seeger as examples.”
Both Cash and Seeger continued to perform well into their senior years, and Springsteen recalled performing on the same stage as Seeger when they were both 89 years old during Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009.
“I look at those guys and go, ‘Yeah, I don’t know whether I’ll [always] be doing three-hour performances, but I have so many different kinds of music that I can play and do,'” he explained. “I have so many different kinds of music that I can play and do.” “The Broadway play is something that, if I so desired, I could continue to perform in some capacity for the rest of my life. I can’t imagine retiring, no.”
During their two-hour conversation, the singer of “Thunder Road” shared with Stern that he felt himself fortunate to have become a successful artist in the first place, given that he loved music so much that he would have done it even if he hadn’t been paid for it.
He remarked, “I stumbled into the luckiest work in the world because they gave me a lot for something I would’ve done for free.” “I found the luckiest job in the world because I stumbled into the luckiest job in the world.”
In other parts of the interview, Bruce Springsteen listed some of the best songs he’s ever written, including “Darkness on the Edge of Town,” “Born in the United States of America,” “Born to Run,” “The Rising,” and “Thunder Road,” and he also shared his opinion on Taylor Swift’s newest album, Midnights.
The singer related that he had just recently picked up his daughter Jessica from the airport, and she had informed him that Taylor Swift’s new album was “bangin’.” During the drive back to the house, they both listened to the record together.