Bruce Springsteen Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences


Bruce Springsteen
and folk singer Pete Seeger are among the newly elected members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

According to Contact Music, the two musicians will join jazz keyboardist Herbie Hancock, actors Sally Field and Robert De Niro, and a bevy of prominent math and science scholars in the philanthropic organization’s freshmen class.

The Boss and Seeger have quite the musical history together.

Pete Seeger was the inspiration for Springsteen’s 2006 tribute album We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions.  Springsteen also appeared on the 93-year-old’s latest album, 2012’s A More Perfect Union and the guys played together at Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration in 2009. 

Seeger and Springsteen will be inducted into the Academy in a ceremony on October 13.

Meanwhile, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s 2013 Wrecking Ball tour is currently in full swing in Europe, which dates taking them all the way through the end of July. The band will also play at the Rock in Rio festival on September 21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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