Bruce Springsteen has a lot going on in his world these days. His new book "Born to Run" is in stores. He also just released a CD called "Chapter and Verse" with five unreleased songs to accompany the book. And of course he is on his concert tour which continues into 2017.

He recently sat down to do an interview with Rolling Stone to talk about the book, his life, music, politics, etc.

When asked about Black Lives Matter and Colin Kaepernick's National Anthem protest, Springsteen said:

These are issues that have been ignored or hidden, and due to modern technology and the availability of cellphone cameras and constant video feed, these things are coming to the surface. Black Lives Matter is a natural outgrowth and response to the injustices that have been occurring for a very long time in the United States.

As for Kaepernick:

Athletics is a difficult place to make political statements. There was the Olympics in the Sixties, and obviously Muhammad Ali. But sports is such an escapist field. I think when politics or personal expression is injected, it rankles people more than in other fields. But we're in a time where there isn't any place where these issues can be excluded. I admire Kaepernick, but it's a very difficult field to be outspoken in.

Read the full interview here

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