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New Springsteen Interview: Western Stars Movie, NJ Barn Residency Cello Shows, Facebook Live Rehearsals

posted Mar 31, 2020, 7:51 AM by Brandon Thompson
Right now, music has essentially been shut down for live performances amid the COVID-19 outbreak. That hasn't stopped The Boss from thinking about what he's going to do next. For a long time, the E Street Band was thought to have been Bruce's next project but it sounds like things may be shifting. 

Rolling Stone magazine just put out a rare interview with Bruce to discuss Western Stars movie, what he's been doing and what could be next for the New Jersey rock icon. Springsteen wanted to thank the fans for all the support for the Western Stars movie and the album. Bruce states, "...there is something just magical about the instrumentation of that album and something magical about that damn barn." When asked if he would like to perform at the barn (located on his NJ property) again, Springsteen stated: "We got some things in the works. I'm practicing the cello currently, it's a mystic instrument with such a presence that fills a room, you know?" The Boss hinted that he himself wants to play a series of shows that showcase his cello abilities while also giving the fans an opportunity to see the barn, "We're talking to Patti about doing a residency outback in the barn this fall. It'll be great to open our barn up to those who want to really see an intimate show." 

Springsteen also announced that to build up anticipation he will be holding Facebook live rehearsals of his upcoming cello solo performance. "We got some surprises," says Springsteen, "I'm going to try to include some old songs, new songs and even some rare songs that I've barely played." Rolling Stone has an exclusive video of a rehearsal of Springsteen on the cello playing a renditions of: The Honeymooners, Incident On 57th Street, and Sleepy Joe's Cafe. All of which you can watch here now. 

Dates for the cello barn performances in New Jersey have not been set yet. Rumors are swirling that an announcement could come as soon as May with shows starting the week of October 4. 

Backstreets.com: Springsteen News Archive Sep-Oct 2019
Happy April everyone. Stay safe and wash your damn hands/stay inside!