Bruce Sprinsgteen is really promoting his new memoir Born To Run and its companion album Chapter And Verse. This morning, he did a meet-and-greet with fans at the Barnes & Noble in NYC’s Union Square, and tonight, he held a Q&A session at Apple’s Soho store.
When asked about current music that he likes, he brought up a few modern rock acts: “Green Day, they make great records and they’re always thoughtful and intense and they have a band that plays great together. My old friends from U2 are still doing just fine. They consistently sound great and are creative. I have an iPod full of things that can’t come to mind right now.” And when asked about any other genres, he name-checked Kendrick and Kanye: “I like Kendrick Lamar a lot. He’s intense. He’s a great rapper, very intense. I like Kanye West, I think Kanye West makes great records. I love his records. Those are just very, very creative, amazing records.”
Later in the interview, he also shared a few words about his upcoming album: “It’s been done for a while. It’s pretty good, I hope it’s good. It’s kind of a solo record. Maybe we’ll get it out this year sometime if we’re lucky.” Watch the whole thing below.