Springsteen and Joel open up to Fallon and Stern

Posted by · 9:31 pm · November 19th, 2010

By the way, I wanted to mention, in case there are any music lovers who missed them, this week was a strong week in music interviews solely on the basis of Jimmy Fallon’s one-hour sit-down with Bruce Springsteen and Howard Stern’s even longer chat with Billy Joel (the shock-jock’s long-time friend but first-time guest).  Both interviews, oddly enough, happened on Tuesday.

Joel’s appearance was perhaps the best interview Stern has ever given, while Springsteen’s made for a unique lengthy session (and The Boss’s only TV appearance to promote the epic re-release of “Darkness on the Edge of Town,” which is accompanied by Thom Zimny’s fantastic documentary “The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town.”)  Stern also had Jay-Z on the show this week, which was another great one-on-one.

Seek these out if you get a chance.  Great material.  I’m going ahead and posting an embed of Springsteen’s spot after the jump.

[Photo: HowardStern.com]

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  • 1 11-20-2010 at 12:14 am

    Everett said...

    Jimmy’s Neil Young impersonation was absurdly accurate. It took my about 5 minutes to realize that I wasn’t watching the real Neil.

  • 2 11-20-2010 at 3:49 am

    Graysmith said...

    It seems odd that Springsteen didn’t make the appearance on Conan though, given the Max Weinberg connection. Although oddly enough, Weinberg wasn’t with Springsteen on Late Night either.

  • 3 11-22-2010 at 12:11 am

    the other mike said...

    Howard Stern is hands down the best interviewer we got.