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Here's the interview segment with SVZ from 60 Minutes:

"Stevie Van Zandt: The Underboss" on 60 Minutes

Reporting from backstage of a Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band concert in Rome, Jon Wertheim profiles longtime guitarist and musical director for Springsteen and the E Street Band, actor on two of the most influential TV shows of all time, and much more.


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I especially liked this part:

The Boss turned up during a 60 Minutes profile on Little Steven, calling him “the consigliere of the E Street Band,” a reference to a crime underboss similar to Van Zandt’s role of Silvio Dante in The Sopranos.

“If I have questions pertaining a direction for the band, or issues with the band, or something like the set list, I’m not sure what we’re gonna play that night, or what we should start with, or if he has second doubts about something, he always comes to me,” Springsteen explained. “He’s been essential to me since he walked into the studio during the Born to Run sessions and fixed the horns and my guitar parts.”

Springsteen, who has known Van Zandt since the guitarist was 16, added, “We’ve been doing it together for a long time. And that’s a wonderful thing. How many people have their best friend at their side 50 some years later?”

Van Zandt feels the same way about his boss and friend. “People always say, ‘Aren’t you worried about, being replaced?’” he said. “I’m like, ‘No. I can’t be replaced. How many best friends do you have for 50 years?'”

I've met a lot of people and made some really great fan shere at the SPL.

But my buddy and best friend met in 1st grade.  We each had two sisters but not brothers.  We've been best friends since then. We have Bruce and Stevie beat by a couple of decades.


The SPL Rocks!

Pulled up to my house today
Came and took my little girl away!
Giants Stadium 8/28/03


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