As you may have noticed by now, Bruce Springsteen adorns the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone. In his revealing interview, Springsteen discusses the challenge of balancing music and family, as well as his latest album, Magic. But it’s one thing to read the man’s words; it’s another to hear him talk. We’ve been teasing you with promises of exclusive audio from his interview with Rolling Stone‘s Joe Levy for the past week, and finally, we’re delivering. But before you click on the clips below, flip through this gallery of vintage Springsteen photographs that track his early days with his first band, the Castiles, his long-haired Seventies phase, and the times he met up with U2 in Europe.
Springsteen talks about adding some rarely played classics to his setlist, and how Magic echoes his earlier albums.
Bruce discusses a few of his new favorite bands, which include Rise Against and Against Me!.
Springsteen talks about what will resonate most about George W. Bush’s legacy: how he was able to pack the Supreme Court with conservative judges.