By Matthew Brooks
Bruce Springsteen joined Jimmy Kimmel to promote the movie “Western Stars.”
The Boss opened up about his family, his kids, and his origins.
He told Kimmel that playing the guitar has been in his family since the 1800s.
“So, I’m not the first guitar player in the Springsteens,” he told Kimmel.
Springsteen knows this because his New Jersey hometown has exhibit called “Springsteen: His Hometown.”
The exhibit traces Springsteen’s family back the Civil War.
Who’s The Boss?
Springsteen fans number in the millions.
His kids are not among them.
“Kids don’t want to go anywhere and see 50,000 people cheering for their parents. They would like to see 50,000 people boo their parents,” Springsteen told Kimmel
“Our kids have been relatively uninterested in the job that I’ve done their entire lives,” he added.
Having said that, Springsteen says he never wanted his kids to grow up in a world of fame and fans.
In the mid-nineties, he moved his family back to his home state of New Jersey.
“We had a 80-member Italian-Irish family, and that was the way that I grew up, so I wanted my kids to have that sense of a bigger world than the entertainment world. I wanted them to see people that did a lot of other things, be around people who would shape them, and they would have a lot of options,” Springsteen said.
“Western Stars,” co-directed by Springsteen, features home movie footage of the Springsteen family.
You can see the whole interview below.