Bruce Springsteen is appearing on a new album from John Mellencamp.
Mellencamp confirmed the news during the second part of Clive Davis’ virtual Pre-Grammy Gala that took place on May 15. Per Billboard, Mellencamp said in an exchange with Davis, “Bruce is singing on the new record and is playing guitar. I finished the record a week ago today.”
Buzz about Mellencamp and Springsteen working together has been circulating for about a month now. Back in April, Springsteen was seen around Bloomington, Indiana, where Mellencamp lives.
A tweet from a local woman also gained decent attention that stated, “A friend just texted me that her son who works in a restaurant in Bloomington texted her and said Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp just walked in, and all I can think is ain’t that America” She would follow that up with,”And the Boss is a generous tipper.”
When this collaboration will be released is not currently known. The last update regarding Mellencamp’s new album came via his website which stated, “Mellencamp will soon return to the studio to finish recording his 25th album. Prior to the onset of the Global Pandemic, he has already cut ten tracks and plans to record another 17 for the project.”