Tom O'Toole


Is a new Bruce Springsteen box set coming this Holiday season?

TAMPA, FL – FEBRUARY 01: Musician Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform at the Bridgestone halftime show during Super Bowl XLIII between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

According to fan posts on the unofficial Springsteen message board via, a new collection is definitely in the works. Posters noted that longtime solo Springsteen drummer Gary Mallaber stated on Facebook that Springsteen’s camp had informed him that the tracks he had drummed on during the Western Stars sessions would not be used on the album — but rather a box set coming towards the end of the year.

Several reputable sources on the board confirmed that this is not simply a case of an expanded version of the just-released Western Stars album with bonus tracks, but rather the multi-disc “Boss” box set that has been a poorly kept secret over the past few years.