Bruce Springsteen readies new album for January release

Bruce is actually quite happy right now
Bruce is actually quite happy right now

Bruce Springsteen is finishing his next album and hopes to release it around the time of President-elect Barack Obama's 2009 January inauguration.

Before helping out Obama on the campaign trail, Springsteen had spent the autumn season prepping the new record, the follow-up to last year's Magic.

Springsteen is known to have had a wealth of material left over from the Magic sessions with producer Brendan O'Brien, but it's unclear whether any of those songs will make the cut.

Workin' On A Dream

One song, however, that is strongly rumoured as a contender is Workin' On A Dream, which Springsteen, along with wife Patti Scialfa, debuted during a six-song set during a Barack Obama campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio last Sunday (2 November). Check out the video here.

The winter months should be busy for Springsteen, as he and his E Street Band will also rock the Super Bowl halftime show on 1 February. No doubt, The Boss will be in a jubilant mood, for reasons other than just football.

Joe Bosso

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