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Springsteen Archives Speaks with Stevie Van Zandt During ‘What’s Up on E Street?’

July 29, 2020

E Street Band guitarist Stevie Van Zandt will be the featured guest on the next episode of “What’s Up on E Street?,” a new online series presented by the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University.

The new series highlights the individual members of the band and how they are dealing with the global COVID-19 pandemic. Topics covered include how they are spending their days, and how the pandemic is impacting their creativity.

The episode goes live on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 10 a.m., and can be accessed on the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music website or via the Springsteen Archives’ Facebook page. Previous interviews with other E Street Band members Nils Lofgren, Roy Bittan, Max Weinberg, and Garry Tallent can also be accessed on those sites.

“As you’ll hear in my conversation with Steve Van Zandt, he has been anything but inactive during the COVID pandemic,” said music historian Bob Santelli, creator of the series. “Although frustrated with the state of things, Steve continues to find ways to express himself musically and remain committed to the power of rock ‘n’ roll.”

In addition to playing guitar in the E Street Band, Steve Van Zandt leads his own band, the Disciples of Soul; runs Renegade Nation, a music and entertainment company; oversees the Rock & Roll Forever Foundation, an organization dedicated to bringing rock ‘n’ roll history to the American classroom; is the creative force behind the Sirius Radio program, “Little Steven’s Underground Garage”; and heads Wicked Cool, an independent record company.