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Bruce Springsteen reveals he wrote “Hungry Heart” for The Ramones — watch

on December 18, 2015, 9:20am

Bruce Springsteen kept relatively quiet most of the year. That was until these last few weeks. Not only has the Boss put out a Top Rated reissue for The River, but he’s lined up a 2016 tour behind the special release. What’s more, he’s scheduled two high-profile TV spots for December, one of which came last night on The Tonight Show.

If you’ll recall, the last time Springsteen and Jimmy Fallon shared the same stage in 2014, they donned ripped denim and red bandanas à la Born in the USA and sung “Governor Christie Traffic Jam” to the tune of “Born to Run”. This time around, the two remained on the couch as they hyped Springsteen’s The River box set as well as his upcoming performance on Saturday Night Live this weekend.

During their conversation, Springsteen gave credit to The River for helping win over female fans. He also revealed that he originally wrote “Hungry Heart” with The Ramones in mind, inspiring an impromptu performance from The Roots. Watch a pair of clips below.

This late-2015 momentum will continue next year; the Boss is currently working on a new solo album.


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