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Springsteen Archives Speaks with Tom Morello About His New Book on Oct. 22

The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University will release a conversation with Tom Morello discussing his new book, “Whatever It Takes,” with music journalist Bob Santelli on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. on Soundstage.

Soundstage, a monthly online series presented by the Springsteen Archives explores new works, trends, and contemporary issues in American music. The series can be accessed via the Bruce Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music website or via the Springsteen Archives’ Facebook page. Previous artists appearing on Soundstage include Nils Lofgren, David Sancious, and Garry Tallent with the Delevantes.

“Soundstage showcases new music, ideas, and trends in American popular culture, starting with projects from members of the E Street Band,” said Santelli. “In this period of COVID-19, it’s reassuring that artists are finding ways to tap into their creativity and share it with us.”

Morello said, “Creating this book brought back a lot of memories and reminded me why I made the commitment to rock & roll all those years ago. It’s also an honor to have ‘Whatever It Takes’ become part of the collection at the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music. I’m sure it’ll be in great company.”

“Tom Morello is one of the original thinkers in rock & roll,” said Santelli. “His new book takes us on a photo journey of his career, from his early days, through Rage Against The Machine, his time spent with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, and his mission to make rock & roll are part of America’s political process. It’s a ‘must’ for Morello fans.”

The limited edition cover photo was taken by noted New Jersey photographer Danny Clinch. Inside are more than 300 photos that describe Morello’s life. Publication is limited to 2,000 numbered copies signed by Morello. The book dedication reads: “This book is dedicated to all the family, friends, fans, foes and F.B.I. agents who have helped or hindered along the way.”

About BSACAM: The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University serves as the official archival repository for Bruce Springsteen’s written works, photographs, periodicals, and artifacts. The Center preserves and promotes the legacy of Bruce Springsteen and his role in American music, while honoring and celebrating icons of American music like Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson, Hank Williams, Frank Sinatra, and others, and telling the stories of musicians whose work has been influenced by Springsteen, including Gaslight Anthem and The Killers. The Archives comprise nearly 35,000 items from 47 countries, ranging from books and concert memorabilia to articles and promotional materials. The collection serves the research and informational needs of music fan, scholars, authors, and others with a serious interest in the life and career of Bruce Springsteen. By appointment only. Contact Eileen Chapman at the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at 732-571-3512, or echapman@monmouth.edu.