Springsteen Talks Renegades, No Nukes on Colbert
Bruce Springsteen made a guest appearance on CBS television’s “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” to discuss Renegades: Born in the USA, the book Bruce co-authored with former president Barack Obama which is out today, as well as the forthcoming November release of the The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts film and documentary of the legendary No Nukes Muse concerts at Madison Square Garden.
“It was the president’s idea. He called me. I thought he had the wrong number, because he’s a Columbia graduate, teacher of constitutional law, University of Chicago Law School, first African-American president of the United States,” Springsteen said of writing the book. “”I am a guitar player, I am a Freehold High school graduate.”
When Colbert showed the album cover for No Nukes, Springsteen had a quibble.
“Every band member is on it except for Roy Bittan. Roy Bittan is not on this album cover by mistake. And I am very deeply (BLEEP) about it, which is why I bring it up this evening,” he said. “So Roy, you are not here (on the cover), But you are here in my heart,” he said, putting his hand over his chest.
Springsteen also brought out his guitar for show and tell, revealing he bought it for $185 in Belmar and has had it since he was 22.
No Nukes e released on Nov. 16 (digitally) and on Nov. 19 (physical formats).