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Springsteen Archives Talks with Max Weinberg During ‘What’s Up on E Street?’

July 14, 2020

E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg will be the featured guest on the third 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, July 21 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.

“Despite the manner by which COVID has attacked our lives, I get great satisfaction from hearing how Max uses the time he now has at home,” said music historian Bob Santelli, who created the series. “You’ll be surprised by my conversation with Max. Among other things, it was like taking a crash course in American history.”

“Maintaining hope seems to be the only method of dealing with the virus day to day,” said Weinberg. “Hope that sooner rather than later science will develop the answer as it historically does. In the meantime, I think the Hard Rock Cafe motto seems especially apropos: ‘Love All – Serve All.’  I would add wear your mask, stay socially distanced, don’t screw around with other people’s lives, and VOTE!”

Drummer Max Weinberg has kept the beat for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band since 1974. Nicknamed “Mighty Max,” Weinberg is routinely called one of rock’s most proficient and steadiest drummers, providing the punch and power behind Springsteen’s lengthy catalogue of music, onstage and in the recording studio. An author (“The Big Beat: Conversations with Rock’s Great Drummers”), university lecturer, public speaker, and television personality (“Late Night with Conan O’Brien;” “Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien”), Weinberg is rock and roll’s renaissance man.