Bruce Springsteen and folk legend PETE SEEGER are to be inducted into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences as part of the class of 2013.

The two musicians join Herbie Hancock, Robert De Niro and Sally Field among 198 new members, who will be saluted at the Academy's headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts in October (13).

Springsteen and Seeger go back a long way together - The Boss released a tribute album to the folk icon legend in 2006 and appeared on Seeger's latest album, A More Perfect Union. They also shared the stage at U.S. President Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration.