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Springsteen Archives Speaks with Tom Morello About His New Book

October 17, 2020

The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University will release a conversation with Tom Morello in which he discusses his new book, Whatever It Takes, with music journalist Bob Santelli on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 10AM on Soundstage.

Soundstage, a monthly on-line 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, it’s re-assuring that artists are finding ways to tap into their creativity and share it with us.”

“Creating this book brought back a lot of memories and reminded me why I made the commitment to rock & roll all those years ago,” said Morello. “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.”