Eddie Howe has named his favorite American musician, coach and candy ahead of Newcastle’s USA preseason tour this summer – though he needed a redo on the first topic after mistakenly naming Canadian Bryan Adams!

Newcastle will head to Philadelphia, Atlanta and Harrison, New Jersey, to take on Aston Villa, Chelsea and Brighton respectively in the Premier League Summer Series.

And during an exclusive Zoom chat with, Howe revealed the parts of American culture he’s most fond of during a round of quick-fire questions.

Things got off to a slow start for the 45-year-old manager, as struggled to decide on his favorite American film. 

‘I can’t even think of an American movie! Help me out here,’ he smiled.

Eddie Howe gave DailyMail.Com a quickfire Q&A on his favorite parts of American culture

Eddie Howe gave DailyMail.Com a quickfire Q&A on his favorite parts of American culture

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Bruce Springsteen

When this reporter suggested Frank Darabont’s 1994 classic ‘The Shawshank Redemption,’ Howe went with it.

‘You’ve just given me – Shawshank is one of my favorite films, I’ll go with that,’ he said.

The next question also proved a bit of a challenge for Howe, whose Newcastle are in third place with just four games left this season.

Asked to name his favorite American musician, he named Bryan Adams – before realizing the ‘Summer of ’69’ singer was from another country entirely.  

‘Bryan Adams – is he American or is he Canadian?,’ he laughed, before amending his answer. ‘I’m trying to think who’s American.’

Howe eventually landed on New Jersey’s own Bruce Springsteen, and it was smooth sailing from there on.

Asked to choose between baseball, basketball and football, he chose baseball.

Which major city did he prefer: New York or Los Angeles?

‘It’s so tough, he said. ‘I’m going LA.’

In terms of sweets, one American staple came to mind as his favorite.

‘M&M’s, are they American? Alright, I’ll take that.’

Howe was also asked to name his favorite American word or phrase, and his answer mirrored Newcastle’s form this season as they close in on Europe