New Springsteen album due in January: report

Thu Nov 6, 2008 8:25am EST
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NEW YORK (Billboard) - Bruce Springsteen's next album is expected for release around the time of Barack Obama's presidential inauguration in January, according to the fan Web site ( ).

The follow-up to 2007's "Magic" will likely contain the song "Workin' on a Dream," which Springsteen debuted last weekend at an Obama rally in Cleveland.

No other information is known about the project, and his representative was unavailable for comment. Springsteen is known to have had a wealth of material left over from "Magic" sessions with producer Brendan O'Brien, but it's unknown whether any of those songs will make the cut.

The rocker campaigned tirelessly for Obama during the homestretch of the election, playing fundraisers and rallies across the country. Thursday night, he will perform at New York's Town Hall as part of the Stand Up for Heroes benefit, alongside his wife Patti Scialfa and comedians Whoopi Goldberg and Ricky Gervais.


<p>American singer Bruce Springsteen performs at a campaign rally for U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama in Cleveland, Ohio November 2, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Reed</p>