1. Steven Van Zandt: 'My Relationship with Bruce Was The Same... That Silvio Had With Tony Soprano'

    May 15, 2017 2:14 PM EDT Nearly 20 years have elapsed since Steven Van Zandt  released his last solo album, but, hey, the guy has been busy. In addition to playing guitar in Bruce Springsteen 's globe-trotting E Street Band, Van Zandt has presided over his Sirius XM radio channel, Underground Garage, for the…

  2. Steven Van Zandt Urges Grads to Stay True to Their New Jersey Roots

    May 15, 2017 1:45 AM EDT Musician and actor Steven Van Zandt is urging Rutgers University graduates to stay true to their Garden State roots. Van Zandt, wearing his signature head scarf, gave the address at the New Jersey school's commencement ceremony Sunday. He's known for being a longtime member of Bruce…

  3. Steven Van Zandt to Speak at Rutgers University Commencement

    February 08, 2017 10:55 PM EST Musician and actor Steven Van Zandt has been named the speaker for this year's graduation ceremony at Rutgers University. He follows in the footsteps of former President Barack Obama, who delivered the keynote address in 2016. Van Zandt is best known for playing with Bruce Springsteen …

  4. Steven Van Zandt Says 'Hamilton' Cast Should Apologize for Setting a 'Terrible Precedent'

    November 20, 2016 1:00 PM EST Steven Van Zandt of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, took to Twitter all day Saturday (Nov. 19) calling on the cast of Hamilton to apologize to Vice President-elect Mike Pence for their speech following Friday's performance. "A guy comes to a Broadway show for a relaxing…

  5. Bruce Springsteen Concert Nixed Because NC Law is 'Evil Virus,' Steven Van Zandt Says

    April 09, 2016 12:07 PM EDT Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band canceled their North Carolina concert because of the state's new law blocking anti-discrimination rules for the LGBT community, said guitarist Steven Van Zandt, calling it the kind of legislation that's like an "evil virus" spreading…

  6. Southside Johnny, the Veteran Jersey Boy from the Same Shore as Springsteen and Bon Jovi

    October 30, 2015 4:32 PM EDT The fairgrounds in West Springfield, Mass., past the gaudy bright lights of stands selling fried-dough funnel cakes and cream puffs so big they come with instructions on how to eat them (twist gently), Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes are doing a sound check in the sun on a recent…

  7. SXSW 2015: Iggy Azalea Surprises, Leon Bridges Astounds & 26 More Standout Moments From Day 2

    March 19, 2015 11:20 AM EDT With the music portion in full swing at SXSW, we're bringing you daily recaps of the action from Austin. Here are 28 unforgettable moments from music's second big day at the fest. SXSW 2015: Check Out Our Full Coverage Here   12:20PM -- The War On Drugs wrap up their soundcheck…

  8. Ian McLagan Remembered at Austin Music Awards

    March 19, 2015 4:40 AM EDT There were lots of winners at the 33rd annual Austin Music Awards on Wednesday night. But it was a loss that resonated most deeply during the ceremony. Ian McLagan , the former Small Faces and Faces keyboardist and an adopted Texan who died on Dec. 3 at the age of 69, was celebrated with an…

  9. Steven Van Zandt On Bruce Springsteen's 'Lillyhammer' Stint: 'He's Really Acting'

    December 17, 2014 10:47 PM EST It's always a bit uncomfortable having to tell your boss what to do. So imagine how Steven Van Zandt felt when he directed his longtime friend and E Street Band mate Bruce Springsteen when The Boss made his acting debut -- appearing in the third season finale of the Netflix dramedy…

  10. Bruce Springsteen to Make Acting Debut on Netflix's 'Lilyhammer'

    September 05, 2014 7:19 PM EDT Bruce Springsteen will make his acting debut on the next season of Netflix's original series Lilyhammer . The show, which is headed into its third season, stars Springsteen's E Street Band guitarist and mandolin player Steven Van Zandt as a former mobster relocated to Norway by the…

  11. Steven Van Zandt Talks New Springsteen Music, Tour, Acting Roles

    November 22, 2013 8:00 PM EST Like other Bruce Springsteen fans around the world -- albeit one with a little more inside information -- Steven Van Zandt is hearing all the scuttlebutt about a new album in early 2014 to follow next week's release of the single "High Hopes." But, he claims, there's no…

  12. The Rascals Q&A: On Returning to Broadway and the Genius of Steven Van Zandt

    October 09, 2013 2:30 PM EDT An announcement is expected soon that the Rascals will return to Broadway with their "Once Upon a Dream" show for a three-week run beginning Dec. 16. Before they do shows at the Marriott Marquis Theater, however, the four original members will be finishing up their first North…

  13. Steven Van Zandt Loses 'Brother' James Gandolfini

    June 19, 2013 11:10 PM EDT The E Street guitarist remembers his "Sopranos" boss, who died in Italy on Wednesday at age 51 Steven Van Zandt is mourning the loss of his friend and "Sopranos" co-star James Gandolfini, who died Wednesday while vacationing in Italy. "I have lost a brother and…

  14. David Chase 'Didn't Pay Retail' for Beatles, Stones Music in 'Not Fade Away'

    December 20, 2012 11:05 AM EST 'Sopranos' creator talks about the music in his first film, about a young band in the late '60s David Chase smiles when he notes that "we didn't pay retail" for the 60s rock classics -- including songs by the Beatles and Rolling Stones -- that appear in his first…

  15. 12-12-12: 12 Things You Didn't See At the Sandy Concert

    December 13, 2012 2:40 AM EST Though there was tons to see onstage during the nearly 6-hour 12-12-12 Concert, which benefited the Robin Hood Relief Fund, there was plenty going on backstage amid a frenzy of set changes, rock legends and celebrity guests. Here are 12 highlights from the biggest concert of the year. CONCERT…

  16. Bruce Springsteen Presents 'Big Man' Honors to Steven Van Zandt

    October 17, 2012 8:20 AM EDT The night busted open in New York City as Bruce Springsteen and other Rock and Roll Hall of Famers helped Steven Van Zandt celebrate his Big Man of the Year award. Darlene Love, Elvis Costello and Dion were among the stellar performers Tuesday night at a rollicking benefit for Little Kids…

  17. Rolling Stones Doc 'Charlie Is My Darling' Restored, Captures Band at Early Peak

    September 18, 2012 2:35 PM EDT Archival Footage From 1965 Tour Shows Band's Primal Energy, Hysterical Fans, Camaraderie In September of 1965, the Rolling Stones did a quick two-city tour of Ireland on the heels of the success of their latest single, "Satisfaction." Inspired by the Beatles "Hard Days…

  18. Springsteen Breaks London Curfew, Gets Silenced After McCartney Jam

    July 15, 2012 1:25 PM EDT Concert organizers pulled the plug on rock stars Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney after the pair defied the sound curfew at London's Hyde Park, silencing their microphones at the tail end of the show. Springsteen had already exceeded the 10:30 p.m. curfew by half an hour Saturday…

  19. 'American Idol' Recap: Joshua, Hollie Steal '60s/Britpop Night

    May 03, 2012 11:05 AM EDT Five remain on the 11th season of "American Idol," and the competition has rarely been this fierce. Weeks ago, it seemed as though the show had its clear favorites. The Dave Matthews -loving Phillip Phillips was touted as a future star almost every week, as was alt-rocker Colton…

  20. Rock Hall: Axl Rose Will Miss Faces Reunion, Chili Peppers + More

    April 12, 2012 1:00 AM EDT Green Day Still Confirmed to Induct Guns N' Roses on April 14 G uns N' Roses will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this weekend, despite Axl Rose's bombshell decision on Wednesday to boycott the event due to various grievances, large and small. A spokesperson…

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