Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp were once again spotted together — this time on September 16th in Bay Head, New Jersey. The two working class rock legends posed for a picture with a fan on a boardwalk and were seen enjoying lunch together at the local Duyne Grass Cafe.
According to industry sources, Mellencamp has been filming with Springsteen in New Jersey either for their collaborations on Mellencamp's upcoming album — or something else. Last April, “The Boss” was spotted out to dinner with Mellencamp in his hometown of Bloomington, Indiana after laying down guitar and vocals on Mellencamp's still-untitled 25th album.
Back in 2018, John Mellencamp appeared on SiriusXM's The Howard Stern Show and spoke about the supposed competition between him and Springsteen over the years: “It was always incorrect. We're two different artists, and he's a better songwriter than me — I, y'know, I give (laughs) — y'know, so. . . I think Bruce Springsteen could've been the greatest pop songwriter (laughs) of our generation if he had wanted to be. But, he didn't want to be. Everybody talks about his lyrical content; his melodies sometimes, my. . . are jaw-dropping. It's like 'How can a guy make such beautiful melodies out of three chords?'”