For its upcoming issue, the New Yorker has a massive 15,000-word profile on Bruce Springsteen, detailing his entire life as a musician. Starting with his early days as a guitarist in the Castiles, it traces Springsteen’s rise with interviews from the Boss himself as well as the cast of characters that have been with him for his four decades of triumph.
Yet it wasn’t always so rousing, contrary to Springsteen’s heart-pumping music. Writer David Remnick caught up with longtime friend and Springsteen biographer David Marsh, who revealed that the singer has been seeing a therapist since 1982. “He was feeling suicidal,” says Marsh, chalking that up to Springsteen’s newfound fame and the accompanying musical/media/celebrity whirlwind. It’s interesting to note that his stark Nebraska came out that same year, right before he launched into the stratosphere with Born In The U.S.A. in 1984. Even the seemingly-invincible Boss has wavered, but that just makes him even more relatable. [Rolling Stone]