Uber-fan Jon Stewart interviewed Bruce Springsteen on The Daily Show last night. His first question: can you sign this?
His second: it says here you’re from New Jersey.
Stewart thanked Springsteen for giving his life direction, and quoted from “Jungleland” and “Meeting Across the River.”
“We’ve had an enormous moral, spiritual and economic collapse,” Springsteen said, discussing the state of the nation and the longevity of the E Street Band. “People go to storytellers when times are like that. And our band was built, from the beginning, for hard times. That was the music we wrote, and that’s the way we played.” He also performed a lovely, stripped-down version of “Working On A Dream.”
Watch the interview and performance below.