09 December, 2012
Reporter: Molly Meldrum
Producer: Dale Paget
Molly Meldrum travels to Bruce Springsteen’s 200-hectare New Jersey farm for this relaxed chat, as the two old mates playfully trade barbs.
To Molly, Bruce is ‘Old MacDonald’, sat on his farm surrounded by pet goats when he could be living the rock star lifestyle. And Bruce won’t let Molly forget the mammoth interview he’d given him years earlier – “This man right here once dragged me through the longest four hours of my life! Whenever I think of you I think of pain…”
Joking aside, Springsteen takes time to reflect on his incredible four-decade career as ‘The Boss’, talking about his current position as rock’s elder statesman. He even delivers some timely advice to today’s aspiring rock stars:
“It’s good to learn to play live. One suggestion to young musicians is to develop a flame throwing live show because that’s an important connection. There isn’t a night you go out on a stage of any size and you don’t realise that I am a guy who plays a guitar for a living. I am a lucky guy,” he says.
Bruce Springsteen 2013 tour dates
Thursday 14 March, Brisbane, Entertainment Centre
Monday 18 March, Sydney, Allphones Arena
Sunday 24 March, Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena
Saturday 30 March, Macedon Ranges, Hanging Rock Reserve
Tickets go On Sale Friday 14 December. Ticket information at Fronter Touring.
For more information, head to Bruce Springsteen's website.
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