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Tom Morello: “Bruce Springsteen is the only friend of mine I subscribe to a fanzine about”

Tom Morello: “Bruce Springsteen is the only friend of mine I subscribe to a fanzine about”

Tom Morello, speaking in the new issue of Uncut, reveals the full extent of his admiration for his latest collaborator, Bruce Springsteen.

The former Rage Against The Machine guitarist regularly performs with The Boss and his E Street Band, and features heavily on Springsteen’s new High Hopes album, out this month.

“Playing with the E Street Band is not a dream come true [so much] as it’s nothing I ever dared to dream,” says Morello. “I am not a casual Springsteen fan. He is the only friend of mine I subscribe to a fanzine about. I have every conceivable bootleg.

“To be onstage playing ‘Born To Run’ every night, it’s hard to wrap my head around.”

In the interview, Morello also discusses Rage Against The Machine covering “The Ghost Of Tom Joad” in 2000, how he got to know Springsteen, and how he suggested to The Boss that he cover “High Hopes”.

The new issue of Uncut, dated February 2014, is out on Friday (January 3).

Visit our dedicated features section, with plenty of our best long pieces archived there. You can find it here.

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