Bruce Springsteen: I'm too old to listen to Taylor Swift

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 October 2017
Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen

Rock icon Bruce Springsteen has revealed he considers himself to be "too old" to listen to Taylor Swift

Bruce Springsteen considers himself to be "too old" to listen to Taylor Swift.

The 68-year-old icon once attended a Taylor concert alongside his 25-year-old daughter Jessica and although he can appreciate her talents as a fellow songwriter, he admits Taylor's music isn't really suited to his taste.

Bruce explained: "When my daughter was in college, she took me with all of her girlfriends, and it was a fantastic show.

"Her audience experiences her songwriting very, very personally, and I think she's speaking to a large part of them very personally.

"As far as craft, [her songs are] really, really well-built and well-made; they're very, very sturdy, and the records are too.

"I admire the modern record-making craft and modern songwriting. It's not necessarily something I'm driving around listening to in my car 24-7 - I'm too old, I tend to listen to older music."

Bruce has two other children - Evan, 27, and Sam, 23 - with his wife Patti Scialfa.

And the music legend admitted they have also helped to introduce him to different sounds over the years.

He told Variety: "Through my children I've experienced a lot of different kinds of music.

"My son Evan was a big political/punk fan, he was into Rage Against the Machine and Tom Morello - Tom can really write - and he really tuned into the Dropkick Murphys and Against Me.

"My daughter was into Top 40, Taylor Swift and anything that was going on there, so I heard a lot of that through her.

"And my younger son is the classic-rock guy, Bob Marley and Bob Dylan and Creedence - but he got a lot of his music from videogames, from 'Call of Duty' and Vietnam videos, and that's where he got turned onto a lot of '60s stuff."

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