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Next Week in Music | July 3-9 • New Books

There’s just one new book. It comes out on July 4. And it's about Bruce Springsteen.

There’s just one music biography being released next week. It comes out on July 4. And it’s about Bruce Springsteen. Somehow all that feels right.


Bruce Springsteen
Born to Dream: 50 Years Of The Boss
By Alison James

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “For over 50 years, Bruce Springsteen has been on top of the rock ’n’ roll stage with 20 studio albums, from his debut Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. to 2020’s Letter to You. His life has been dedicated to music-making and committed social commentary song-writing. This book examines every part of his musical career, discussing his influences and how his background shaped his songwriting. His albums have reflected deeply-felt passions and concerns, from the position of the American working man in The River and Nebraska, to deep personal relationships in Tunnel of Love; from the bleak vistas in Darkness on the Edge of Town to the anger of Born in the U.S.A. The book features rare memorabilia and images from Springsteen’s career and includes features on The E Street Band, who have been with him for the bulk of his recording and performing career. Guitarists Steven Van Zandt, Nils Lofgren and Patti Scialfa, keyboardists Danny Federici and Roy Bittan, bassist Garry Tallent, drummer Max Weinberg and saxophonist Clarence Clemons.”