ROCK MUSIC legend Bruce Springsteen has revealed he plans to move to Ireland if Donald Trump wins a second term as US President.
The 71-year-old revealed his plans during an interview with Ryan Tubridy on RTE’s The Late Late Show in which he lamented the four “terrible” years America had endured un President Trump.
Speaking ahead of the US presidential election on November 3, the Born in the USA singer appeared confident of Joe Biden’s chances of claiming victory.
“We have got another two weeks before he gets thrown out, which I am confident that he will,” he said.
“Hopefully, it will be the beginning of America getting back on his feet again, it has been a terrible four years.”
He continued: “I am predicting right now on this show, President Trump will lose, Joe Biden will be the next President, and if not, make some room there for me in Ireland.”
Springsteen was interviewed, via video link, from his personal studio in New Jersey, where he recorded his latest album, Letter To You.
The veteran musician spoke of how the songs on the new LP were inspired by his experience of going to Irish wakes as a child as well as growing up as part of a big family on the east coast of the US.
The Thunder Road singer also admitted he had been taking stock of his life following the sad passing of a close friend and the only other surviving member of his first band The Castiles.
He said: “I started to meditate on that a little bit, basically, most of the songs on Letter to You, that was the gestation of that piece of music.
“It’s just the consequences of time passing by.
"When I was very young - I’m from Irish and Italian, a big family - there were a lot of big wakes and you got used to going to these wakes and the body would be there and everybody would sort of be drinking and conversing with the body in the centre of the room.
“I got very used to people passing away when I was very young, six, seven years old.”
He added: “Then there’s this long break in your life where unless there’s an accident or something tragic occurs, your contact with death is very little, then you reach an age where suddenly it becomes a big part of your life again.
“It’s a little bit of a meditation on that moment in my own life.”
Springsteen was full of praise for his Irish fanbase.
""Our Irish fans has become one of our greatest around the world, we got a beautiful relationship with our Irish fans."
He described his admiration for Shane MacGowan and belief that the former Pogues’ frontman’s work will live on forever.
Springsteen said: “I truly believe that a hundred years from now most of us will be forgotten, but I do believe that Shane’s music is going to be remembered and sung.
“It’s just deep in the nature of it. He’s a master for me and I have a deep, deep appreciation of his work and the work he did with The Pogues.”