Steven Van Zandt is a musician, songwriter, arranger, record producer, actor, human rights activist, and radio DJ. He is a founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and a well known musician in his own right.
Along with recording and performing with his band Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, Van Zandt is also a critically acclaimed producer for artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Artists United Against Apartheid, Darlene Love, Gary U.S. Bonds, Ronnie Spector, The Chesterfield Kings, The Cocktail Slippers, and The Breakers.
His other music production credits include Musical Director and Band Organizer for the Monday Night Football theme on ESPN featuring Hank Williams Jr. and the All-Star Band, 2007. He also acted as Film Music Supervisor and Soundtrack Executive Producer for Christmas with the Kranks, released by Sony Pictures, 2003.
Van Zandt’s songs have been recorded by artists such as Jackson Browne, Pearl Jam, Jimmy Cliff, Southside Johnny, Gary U.S. Bonds, Nancy Sinatra, Brian Setzer, Darlene Love, and Black Uhuru.
Adding acting to his repertoire, Van Zandt became an original cast member on HBO's hit television series The Sopranos in 1999, playing the role of Silvio Dante from the show’s inception through the final season.
His television production credits include Executive Producer of ESPN’s New Year’s Eve with Little Steven’s Underground Garage (2005), and Executive Producer of the Cheap Trick or Treat Halloween Ball (2006).
In 2002 Van Zandt created the nationally syndicated radio show Little Steven's Underground Garage, which now reaches over 1.2 million listeners in North America, with affiliates across Western Europe (still working on France!), and broadcasting to over 50 countries around the world via Voice of America and American Forces Network. Van Zandt also created and programs two formats on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, the Underground Garage (Sirius 25, XM 59) and the Outlaw Country channel (Sirius 63, XM 12).
2006 marked the beginning of Wicked Cool Records, the imprint Van Zandt started to further support traditional Rock and Roll, now called Garage Rock. Wicked Cool is home to twenty bands including The Chesterfield Kings, The Woggles, The Breakers, The Urges, The Len Price 3, and the Cocktail Slippers. Among the label’s releases are the critically acclaimed compilations featuring the best music from the contemporary Garage Rock scene, and the infamous Christmas A Go Go collection.
The top ten Coolest Songs In The World This Year as voted on by The Underground Garage listeners.
1. “Birth Of An Accidental Hipster”… The Monkees
2. “Little Elvis”… The Weeklings
3. “Dandy”… Ian Hunter
4. “Electrocutioner”… Soraia
5. “Somebody’s Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight”… Steve Conte
6. “Stay Gold”… Butch Walker
7. “Magical”… The Anderson Council
8. “Thundering Voices”… Rival Sons
9. “Heartbeat Smile”… Alejandro Escovedo
10. “Charlene”… Garry Tallent
If you need some Rock and Roll Christmas tunes for today The Underground Garage has the perfect gift for you. We've posted over 7 hours of Holiday songs, hosted by Peter Zaremba and Palmyra Delran on the Underground Garage App in the "Specials" section. Merry Christmas! http://undergroundgarage.com/radio-show-2/underground-garage-app.html
Happy Holidays from The Underground Garage and Wicked Cool Records!
Stevie Van Zandt's favorite albums of the year.
“In Orbit” - Kurt Baker Combo
“The Band Drinks For Free” - The Fleshtones
“Stay Gold” - Butch Walker
“Loud Hailer” - Jeff Beck
“Blue & Lonesome” - Rolling Stones
“Nothing Is Anywhere” - D Generation
“Good Times” - The Monkees
“Post Pop Depression” - Iggy Pop
“Bang, Zoom, Crazy....Hello” - Cheap Trick
Stevie Van Zandt 's top movies and play of 2016
"A Bronx Tale" at the Longacre Theatre
"Sound Breaking: Stories From The Cutting Edge of Recorded Music"
"Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years" Directed by Ron Howard
"TAMI Show/Big TNT Show" (Collectors Edition)
"Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys" (50th Anniversary)
"Bob Dylan - No Direction Home (10th Anniversary Edition)
"The Rolling Stones - Havana Moon"
Stevie Van Zandt's top box sets of the year.
"The Rolling Stones in Mono"
"Big Star Complete Third"
"The Ramones - 40th Anniversary Box Set"
"Pure McCartney - Paul McCartney"
"Allen Ginsberg - The Last Word On First Blues"
"The Kinks - The Mono Vinyl Collection"