Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West and Mariah Carey are among the music stars featured with their children in Harrper's Bazaar's September 2018 "First Families of Music" issue, which arrives on newsstands on Aug. 21. The issue features Springsteen and his daughter Jessica; West and his oldest children North and Saint; Carey with her twins Moroccan and Monroe; Christina Aguilera with her children Max and Summer; Lionel Richie and his older daughter Nicole Richie; Billy Idol and his daughter Bonnie Blue Broad; Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler and his daughter Liv Tyler; and Erykah Badu with her daughters Puma and Mars.
In addition, Michael Jackson's daughter Paris Jackson is in the issue. Theodora and Alexandra Richards, the youngest daughters of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, are also featured in the magazine.
The portfolio was overseen by creative director Carine Roitfeld and photographed by Mario Sorrenti.
Here are some quotes provided by Harper's Bazaar for media use:
Bruce Springsteen’s best advice he’s given his daughter: “Keep your focus on what you really care about.”
Jessica Springsteen on family: “Family is everything to me. Whenever I have time off, the first thing I do is go home to see everyone. It’s what makes me the happiest.”
Bruce and Jessica Springsteen on if they consider themselves introverts or extroverts:
Jessica: “Definitely an introvert. One time when I was watching my dad’s show with some friends by the side of the stage, he blindsided me and pulled me up onstage to dance with him during “Dancing in the Dark.” I’m still traumatized.”
West on his hopes for his children: “I hope my children never lose their confidence to society.”
Aguilera on motherhood: “I love being mama bear and providing support, strength, and a safe haven to my babies and loved ones, knowing that, above all else, it’s the most important job I have.”
Lionel Richie’s wishes for his children: “I wish for my kids to discover who they are and explore their passions to the fullest.” Nicole Richie’s similarity to her dad: “My dad and I will do anything for a laugh. If that means we’re the butt of the joke, so be it. In a nutshell, we’re desperate show ponies.”
Theodora Richards on the Richards family: “We are a traveling band of gypsies, this bunch. With everyone’s crazy lives, it makes for great stories around the fireplace. Music, dancing, and laughter fill our home, and we make it so we’re never apart for too long.”
Alexandra Richards on family: “Family to me is not just blood. It’s a unity of powerful love and compassion for one another; it’s about respecting and trusting one another.”