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Bruce Springsteen names Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West among his favorite current artists

"Those are just very, very creative, amazing records"

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Bruce Springsteen isn’t just a fit 67-year-old; he’s also a hip one.

On Wednesday evening, the New Jersey rock legend participated in a live Q&A hosted by Apple executive Eddy Cue. While the main purpose was to promote his new memoir, Born to Run, Springsteen also answered questions about his favorite cheeseburger, his mind-boggling physique, and his favorite contemporary artists.

Green Day, they make great records and they’re always thoughtful and intense and they have a band that plays great together. Also, my old friends from U2 are still doing just fine. They consistently sound great and are creative. I have an iPod full of things that can’t come to mind right now.”

Ok, so that may seem like a prototypical dad answer, Springsteen did name-check two very relevant artists when asked if he listens to a genre aside from rock ‘n’ roll. “I like Kendrick Lamar a lot. He’s intense. He’s a great rapper, very intense. I like Kanye West, I think Kanye West makes great records. I love his records. Those are just very, very creative, amazing records.”

During his previous world tour, Bruce covered Lorde’s “Royals”. Maybe next go-around, he can cover “Fade”?

Watch Springsteen’s full Q&A below; scroll to the 31:30 mark to hear him talk about contemporary music.

 

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