Bruce Springsteen talked a bit with Rolling Stone about working on a new album during his current tour. Springsteen and the E Street Band, along with Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, who is subbing for Stevie Van Zandt, have been touring Europe and Australia this summer.
He mentioned that they had spent some time in a studio on an off day in Sydney, where they worked on some new material. "We've never had a recording session during a tour in our lives. We did a couple of things that I wanted to put down. So that was very exciting. And being with Tommy was exciting. The band – Steven, Nils, all those guys – continues to be a source of inspiration for me," said Springsteen.
Springsteen has been a particularly prolific writer lately, putting out six albums in the last ten years. He has said that the band will stop touring after playing Rock in Rio on September: "A week or two later, after stopping, I'm in the studio working, making a demo. You stop the performing for awhile, because this level of intensity...You need a break from it."
You can read more about it at Rolling Stone.