Most people know Steve Van Zandt as Bruce Springsteen’s longtime friend and guitar player. But the man born Steven Lento and known as both “Little Steven” and “Miami Steve” is as close to a Renaissance man as you can find in rock, with his time in the E Street Band just one of his many projects. In order to best keep track of them all, we give you 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Steve Van Zandt.
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This summer it was suggested that Bruce Springsteen may have to be without Steven Van Zandt for dates in 2013 due to the guitarist's previous acting commitments. Today, Springsteen announced that Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine will take over for Van Zandt when Springsteen tours Australia in March.
A new movie about the impact of the British Invasion on teenagers in suburban New Jersey, 'Not Fade Away,' is set to hit theaters soon. The film is the first feature-length film written and directed by David Chase, the creator of 'The Sopranos.' The trailer, cut to the Rolling Stones' 'Parachute Woman,' is embedded below.
E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt isn't solely interested in preserving rock's past, he is also deeply committed to creating future generations of musicians. last night (Oct. 16), the man known as "Little Steven" received the Big Man of the Year award from Little Kids Rock. He was presented the award by his longtime friend and musical partner, Bruce Springsteen.
The list of presenters at this year's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony is arguably as prestigious as the class they're inducting. John Mellencamp, Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill from ZZ Top, and Steven Van Zandt of the E Street Band will all be introducing