11 February, 2016 - NME.com
Bruce Springsteen has announced that he will release his autobiography, titled Born To Run, later this year.
Pitchfork reports that the book - named after the singer's most famous track - will be published by Simon & Schuster on September 27.
A press statement regarding the memoir reads: "In Born To Run, Springsteen describes growing up in Freehold, New Jersey amid the 'poetry, danger, and darkness' that fuelled his imagination. He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. With disarming candor, he also tells for the first time the story of the personal struggles that inspired his best work, and shows us why the song 'Born To Run' reveals more than we previously realised."
"Writing about yourself is a funny business," Springsteen writes in the book. "But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I’ve tried to do this."
Springsteen has spent the last six years working on the book, according to reports.
Meanwhile, Springsteen was recently seen inviting an elderly member of the crowd on stage at the Toronto leg of the star's current tour.
The 'Born in The USA' musician is currently undergoing a world tour with his E Street Band and spotted the 89-year-old grandmother Evelyn enjoying the gig at the city's Air Canada Centre venue. The Boss invited her on stage to dance during the band's encore performance of 'Dancing in the Dark'.