Bruce Springsteen is opening up about getting into some trouble with the law for not paying his taxes.
The 67-year-old musician explained that back in the 1970s, he didn’t know anyone who was paying their taxes!
“First of all, I never met anyone in New Jersey who paid any taxes! We never paid any taxes,” Bruce said during a Tribeca Talk.
He added, “Then when we got with [manager] Mike Appel. He was handling all our business and his thing was, ‘We’re not paying any f**king taxes.’ So, years went by and…all of this time went by. Nobody’s paying taxes — me, the band, no one I know.”
Bruce explained that the IRS caught up to him when they noticed him on the cover of Time magazine in 1975.
“They came after us and I had to work for a couple years for somebody else every night. Then we had to pay lawyers. In 1980, I think I had about $20,000 to my name,” Bruce added.