The New Yorker profiles Bruce at 62, from his New Jersey youth through the Wrecking Ball Tour, in this week’s issue of the magazine. Read the stunning and intimate portrait now at newyorker.com.

The author, David Remnick, and Kelefa Sanneh also take to The New Yorker’s podcast series to discuss how Springsteen reconciles his songs about working-class struggles with his own success, and why Springsteen’s nostalgic brand of rock and roll has aged so well. Download the podcast now at newyorker.com