Bruce, for us, for the greatest fans in rock and roll, do your hair up pretty, and meet us tonight, and night after night, with the band that wasn't just born to run; but was built to last. Remember, it was your original consigliere, Mr. Van Zandt, and not Sting, who said, "Rock and roll, it's a band thing."
Every year I hear about the death of the new musical. Wholly original shows -- or, hell, just shows with new scores (it's hard to be truly "original" these days) -- get bad reviews and people act like there will never be a new musical again. It's not altogether consistent or logical when this hand-wringing occurs.
"Nobody's coming up with something that's never happened before, not even somebody like Jimi Hendrix. It's all music, it's all influenced by whatever is around you at the time, there's a feeling in the air, these kind of things happen by osmosis, it's a generational thing; that's also very important."