Bruce Springsteen, 'High Hopes' (January 14th)
Erstwhile Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello joined Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band for a few shows last March as a temporary fill-in for Steven Van Zandt, and their chemistry led to Morello featuring heavily on Bruce's new album High Hopes. Following the LP's release Morello will rejoin the band for a five-week tour of South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand beginning on January 26th. There are no immediate plans for Springsteen to hit the road in the U.S., but the man himself planted some seeds in a recent interview with Rolling Stone. "We're looking around now to see what we might do," said Springsteen. "I don't want to say 'yes' because I don't want to disappoint people, but I certainly don't want to rule it out either," he said. "We're looking closely since there's places we missed on the last tour. We didn't get to Texas, where I love to play. We didn't get to Florida either. It might be fun to get back to some of those places."