The forthcoming record is "more of a solo project," Springsteen tells E Street Radio.
Bruce Springsteen won't be retiring anytime soon. As if a box set, Saturday Night Live appearance and full tour weren't enough to do, the musician announced Wednesday morning (Dec. 9) that he has plans to release a new solo album.
"The project I've been working on is more of a solo project," he told E Street Radio. "It wasn't a project I was going to probably take the band out on. So I said, 'Gee, that's going to push the band playing again until a ways in the future.' It'll be nice to get some playing in so you don't wind up being two or three years between E Street tours. This will give us a chance to get out there and stretch our muscles a little bit."
Springsteen admitted at first he had no plans to tour after releasing the box set, but "missed playing with the guys" and "playing, period."