- 07 Apr 20
The Boss will guest-DJ on E Street Radio this Wednesday while he shares his quarantine playlist and "thoughts about the times we live in".
In a promo spot airing on E Street Radio today, Bruce Springsteen announced the broadcast will take place on April 8 at 10:00 a.m. ET. “I am here to wish you well and to play you some songs that kind of work with the times that we’re living through,” Springsteen said.
The clip teased songs from Roy Orbison, Sam Cooke, Don Henley, Lucinda Williams, Bob Dylan, Patti Scialfa, Wyclef Jean and more. It ended with a snippet of Springsteen’s rendition of “We Shall Overcome”, which he described as “a song that’s been sung whenever people are going through hard times, for a long time.”
A tweet from E Street Radio host Jim Rotolo was originally misinterpreted to imply Springsteen himself would be performing a livestream concert. However, Rotolo later clarified, “Bruce is not performing. He’ll be playing songs he’s listening to while at home.”
The From His Home to Yours special comes just a few weeks after Springsteen took part in a campaign video for the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund. Appearing alongside fellow Garden State natives like Jon Stewart, Jon Bon Jovi, Danny DeVito, and Whoopi Goldberg, the rocker advocated for donations to the fund. “These are uncertain times,” Springsteen said in the clip. “What is for certain is the pain, the fear, and the real needs of many of our neighbors, our friends, and certainly all of those who are on the front lines of this pandemic.”
Springsteen had planned on releasing an album and touring with the E Street Band in 2020, but those plans seem to have been at the very least delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.