The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees were announced last month and the E Street Band is also being recognized for "musical excellence" and now front man Bruce Springsteen is sharing his thoughts.

Bruce Springsteen says that he is, "Thrilled" that his backing group is being acknowledged by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Brice got in as a solo act back in 1999, but this is the first time the RNRHOF has done anything for the E Street Band.

He says that the E Street Band is "non-traditional" and explains the way the band was put together as non-traditional. He said that he has been the creative force behind his albums with the writing and such, but he cared too much about the work to just have anonymous players behind him, so he scouted around his neighborhood to find people who played music and E Street was literally where keyboard player David Sancious grew up in Belmar, New Jersey.

Bruce says that the strength of their relationship comes from the fact that they're a little community in and of themselves.

Bruce's latest effort, High Hopes just hit stores this week.