Bruce Springsteen talks about new movie, new book and plays “The River” on “The Late Show”


Last night (October 25), legendary musician and frontman Bruce Springsteen made an appearance on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert talk about books, movies and music.

The 72-year-old New Jersey-born man told Colbert about the release of his new book with President Barack Obama, Renegades: Born in the United States, which is released today and is available here.

The new book grew out of the podcast that Obama and Springsteen launched together earlier this year. And earlier this week, the two friends told CBS News about being American, which you can watch below.

“It’s American history, you know? Springsteen told CBS earlier this week that he felt like an outsider. “When I was young, I felt speechless. You know I felt invisible, and I think we’re in trouble and a lot of people really feel speechless.

With Colbert last night, Springsteen also discussed his upcoming concert film, The legendary concerts without nuclear weapons of 1979, which presents ten never-before-seen performances by Springsteen and his E Street Band at shows at Madison Square Garden.

Edited by longtime Springsteen collaborator Thom Zimny ​​from the original 1979 16mm film, the new concert film will be released in physical formats on November 19, and worldwide for digital download on November 16 and on digital rental November 23. Fans can pre-order the film here.

“The No Nukes Concert was a benefit concert for no Nukes,” Springsteen told Colbert with his signature wry smile in the clip below. The singer added that he actually turned 30 on stage while performing at the concert, which also included stars like James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne and others.

To round out the artist’s trio, Springsteen performed on the late night show, offering a rendition of his song, “The River,” which Springsteen made his debut at the 1979 No Nukes concerts and that appears in the new movie.

Watch the performance below.


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