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.
Yep, it's Steven Van Zandt, who has also been known as "Miami Steve" or "Little Steven" throughout his career, much of which has been spent working with Bruce Springsteen.
Van Zandt met Springsteen in the mid-'60s but didn't become a member of the E Street Band until the tour supporting 'Born to Run' in 1975...
Perhaps they should have called this the Curve Ball tour. Tom Morello, filling in for Steven Van Zandt during the E Street Band's ongoing concerts through Australia, says Bruce Springsteen tinkers with the setlist until the absolute last moment.
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.