Watch: Bruce Springsteen Rocks SXSW Keynote Speech

Mar 27, 2012

In a nearly hour-long address from the stage of the Austin Convention Center at South By Southwest on March 15th, Bruce Springsteen spoke about his life as a musician and the artists who influenced his career.

As Ann Powers wrote, "Springsteen identified himself as a Motown-loving, Sex Pistols-fearing fan of country's Silver Fox — Charlie Rich. He vehemently argued for the belief in popular music as dynamic and flexible, kept alive through constant redefinition by new players and fans."

Click below to view the entire speech/performance on the NPR Music site. The whole talk is great, especially minute 22:45 where Springsteen covers the "Animals We Gotta Get Out of This Place."

And in case you haven't had your Animals dose recently, for your audio pleasure:

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