Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp‘s first collaboration, “Wasted Days” is out now, with a new video shot on Springsteen’s New Jersey farm.
Back on September 16th, Springsteen and Mellencamp were spotted together in Bay Head, New Jersey. The two legends posed for a picture with a fan on a boardwalk and were seen enjoying lunch together at the local Duyne Grass Cafe.
In April, “The Boss” was spotted out to dinner with Mellencamp in his hometown of Bloomington, Indiana after laying down guitar and vocals on Mellencamp’s still-untitled 25th album. No title or hard release date has been announced for Mellencamp’s next set, which is due out in 2022.
With well over 45 years in business, we asked John Mellencamp how he sees himself and the state of his career in the present day: “Fortunate — but unlucky. Unlucky enough to be a rock star. Y’know, you turn on the radio and you hear ‘Pink Houses’ for the 9,000th time, and you assume that’s all that John Mellencamp does. Led Zeppelin was a lot more than ‘Stairway To Heaven,’ but, y’know, that’s what you hear. Y’know, it’s not just me — y’know, the Rolling Stones are always more than ‘Honky Tonk Women.’ Bob Seger was always more than, y’know, ‘Night Moves,’ but sorry — that’s all you hear all the time. Of course you and I know that rock is over. We’ve had our 40 years. And so now, it’s just total freedom to me. I don’t have to listen to anybody (laughs), I don’t do — y’know, do exactly what I wanna do.”