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Kanye West fan Bruce Springsteen

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Kanye West fan Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen is a Kanye West fan.

The 66-year-old rocker admires the 39-year-old 'Fade' rapper for his creativity and has listed him among some of his favourite artists.

Speaking at Apple's SoHo store in New York City on Wednesday (28.09.16), he said: "I like Kanye West.

"He makes great records. They are creative, amazing records."

As for fellow rock bands, the 'I'm on Fire' hitmaker says fellow American punk rockers Green Day and his pals U2 are killing it by always being "consistently great".

He added: "Green Day make great records. They are always thoughtful and intense. They play great together. My old friends U2 are playing just fine. They are consistently great."

Bruce - whose last album was 2014's 'High Hopes' - also revealed he has had a new album finished for some time.

However, he didn't say when his fans can expect it.

He said: "It's been done for a while and it's pretty good, It's kind of a solo record."

Meanwhile, the 'Hungry Heart' singer, who is currently promoting his new memoir 'Born to Run', says he wanted to release the book so that people would learn what other artists and musicians inspire him.

He said: "I wanted to let people know what were the influences on my music. I wrote songs to figure out who I was."

The tome also sees Bruce - who has three children with wife Patti Scialfa - open up about his battle with clinical depression, and he admitted that writing songs has always been like therapy for him.

He said: "As a child, it didn't register. When I was a kid, it was a deep mystery. I think my music is the first thing that centered me. It was medicinal. ... It rooted you."

'Born to Run' the memoir is out now.