Bruce Springsteen Denied Entrance to EGOT Club, but There's Good E Street Band News

The Boss came up short in his quest for an Emmy
Bruce Springsteen. 2019 Toronto International Film Festival - "Western Stars" Premiere
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Bruce Springsteen has accomplished just about everything in his rock and roll career, but the coveted EGOT remains just out of reach.

Springsteen on Broadway lost out to Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool for the Emmy for outstanding variety special (pre-recorded). The Netflix production did score a win for director Thom Zimny, however.

Springsteen has won 20 Grammys since releasing his debut album in 1973. He also has an Oscar for “Streets of Philadelphia” and a Tony for Springsteen on Broadway. But he’s still looking for the Emmy that would put him in exclusive EGOT company. He also came up short in 2001 for his HBO concert film Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: Live In New York City, and again in 2009 for his Super Bowl halftime performance.

The Boss now turns his attention back to the E Street Band. After releasing his change-of-pace, critically-acclaimed solo album Western Stars earlier this year, he confirmed that he is getting the gang back together.

Speaking at the Toronto International Film Festival where the concert film version of Western Stars premiered, Bruce said he has songs written for a “good rock band record.” That sentiment is music to the ears of longtime guitarist Nils Lofgren, who also plays on the forthcoming Neil Young and Crazy Horse record.

“Every once in a while my lovely wife will say, ‘the world sure needs a @springsteen #estreetband right about now’ couldn’t agree more,” he said on Twitter. “I’m ready.”

Springsteen has said the E Street band would be going into the studio this fall, with a tour to follow in 2020.