E Street Band guitarist and co-star of The Sopranos, Steve Van Zandt, publishes his long-awaited memoirs today (September 28th), titled Unrequited Infatuations. Tonight, he’ll appear at the Books And Greetings bookstore in Northvale, New Jersey, and tomorrow night (September 29th), Van Zandt will be interviewed by Jay Cocks at Manhattan’s 92nd Street Y, with the interview available for streaming.
Bruce Springsteen will interview Van Zandt on October 17th at a still-undisclosed location in Asbury Park, New Jersey, in promotion of the book, which will also feature a panel discussion, moderated by Jon Stewart, including Springsteen’s manager Jon Landau, collaborator Nona Hendryx, and Sopranos co-star Steve Buscemi, with “additional guests to be announced soon.”
Van Zandt will also be on hand to promote the memoir on October 3rd in Montclair, New Jersey at Succeed2gether’s fifth annual Montclair Literary Festival.
DID YOU KNOW?
- Steve Van Zandt co-produced two Bruce Springsteen albums — 1980’s The River and 1984’s Born In The U.S.A.
- He was credited with “production assistance” on 1978’s Darkness On The Edge Of Town.
- Van Zandt left the E Street Band for a solo career after Springsteen’s initial 1982 sessions for Born In The U.S.A.
- Steve Van Zandt‘s Unrequited Infatuations, covers his time as a musician on the Jersey Shore, his tenure with Bruce Springsteen’s assorted bands, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes and his work on such solo projects as the Disciples Of Soul, the anti-apartheid Sun City protect, his acting role on The Sopranos, and beyond.
- Van Zandt said in a statement: “I’ve seen enough things that could be useful that justified writing them down and sharing them. As far as my life story? Well, I hope this book explains it to me!”
CHECK IT OUT: Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul on April 24th, 1983 performing “Forever” live on the Dutch show TopPop: