Bruce Springsteen, one of the hardest working men in rock ‘n’ roll, went back to the drawing board recently to work on new material following his 2012 album, Wrecking Ball. While on tour in Europe, Springsteen gave Rolling Stone an in-depth interview on his current tour, his ever-growing E Street Band and his next album.
“I have stuff I’m working on that I’m very happy about,” Springsteen said backstage before his concert in Milan, Italy on June 3. “I hate to say, because I don’t like to be wrong, but I have a lot of material. I still feel like I’m in the middle of the well.”
Springsteen also said that he and the band, with the help of Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello, have already cut some tracks during this tour in Australia. During this time, Morello was subbing for guitarist Steven Van Zandt, who was filming for Lillyhammer.
“We’ve never had a recording session during a tour in our lives. We did a couple of things that I wanted to put down. So that was very exciting. And being with Tommy was exciting.”
He didn’t give away much more information, but after a show in Brazil in September, he plans on heading to the studio to record demos and ultimately record his next album.