Steven Van Zandt
Steven Van Zandt used it to bring the Rascals back together and now Kickstarter will be valuable in saving the Mermaid Parade.
We spoke to him about a few other things on his agenda including his recent hiatus from E Street Band, the Rascals’ reunion shows and, for the fun of it, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
Steven Van Zandt has rocked many a stage as a member of Bruce Springsteen’s mighty E Street Band, and now he’s about to hit the classroom. Yesterday (April 24) at New York University, the guitarist announced that his Rock And Roll Forever Foundation has teamed up with the GRAMMY Museum for a unique curriculum designed to bring rock and roll (and its roots) into high school and middle school classrooms.
Steven Van Zandt discusses the Rascals reunion, which makes its way to Broadway in April.
For a limited time in April, The Rascals will reunite to perform at the Richard Rodgers Theater on Broadway, the New York Times reports.
The soundtrack to David Chase’s Not Fade Away features the fictional band portrayed in the film, The Twylight Zones, covering some early rock classics including Bo Diddley’s “Bo Diddley,” Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues” and the standard “Time Is On My Side.” One lesser known song on the soundtrack is “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre,” written by the film’s Music Supervisor, Steven Van Zandt.
In theaters now is Not Fade Away, David Chase’s first post-Sopranos project. And just as Chase was meticulous on every point on his groundbreaking HBO series – from plot to locations to music – he gave the same attention to detail to every aspect of his latest project.
The David Chase/Steven Van Zandt relationship was a pretty simpatico one through all six seasons of ‘The Sopranos.’ Until the last scene of the final episode; Van Zandt and Chase famously disagreed on the choice to end the series with Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’.”
This weekend, Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Darlene Love hosts her annual Christmas Concert, upgrading from New Jersey’s Bergen Performing Arts Center to the larger New Jersey Performing Arts Center this year. Her special guests will be Cissy Houston and former Supremes singer Mary Wilson. Steven Van Zandt, originally on the bill, unfortunately had to pull off of the bill.
The Rascals may have reinvented the reunion with their “Once Upon A Dream” show, which opened its six-night stand at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York last night (December 13).
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