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Rick Springfield can rock a sci-fi novel too
Rick Springfield can rock a sci-fi novel too

Wearing a dark jacket over snug-fitting jeans, Rick Springfield strutted before the crowd gathered recently to watch him receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The singer, best known for his early-'80s hit "Jessie's Girl," bobbed his head gamely as the song blared from a set of nearby speakers. Then he spotted a young girl holding a worn copy of one of his first albums. In a reflexive rock star reaction, Springfield pointed to her as if to say, "You're the one!" Bygone glories rehashed with a touch of self-awareness — these are the rituals for many an aging rocker nearing the end of his career. At 64, though, Springfield is something of...