Bruce Springsteen will interview Steve Van Zandt on October 17th at a still-undisclosed location in Asbury Park, New Jersey, in promotion of Van Zandt’s memoir Unrequited Infatuations, set for publication on September 28th. NJarts.com reported, “The event will also include a panel discussion, moderated by Jon Stewart, that will feature Springsteen’s manager Jon Landau, Nona Hendryx, and Steve Buscemi, with ‘additional guests to be announced soon.'”
He’ll appear on September 28th at the Books And Greetings bookstore in Northvale, New Jersey, and the next night (September 29th), Van Zandt will be interviewed by Jay Cocks at Manhattan’s 92nd Street Y, with the interview available for streaming. He’ll also be on hand to promote the memoir on October 3rd in Montclair, New Jersey at Succeed2gether’s fifth annual Montclair Literary Festival.
Steve Van Zandt has stated numerous times that despite being “The Boss'” deputy in the E Street Band, he’s actually biggest Bruce fan on Earth — and proud to lend his voice to his worldwide legion of followers: “I’m always gonna be, y’know, the consigliere — I can’t help it, OK? Y’know, and when called upon, y’know, I always have an opinion, OK? And my opinion is always going to be bringing things towards what I feel the fans want. That’s just me. Y’know, I’m a fan first, I guess — a band guy second, really.”
Van Zandt told us that he’s always considered himself successful in music because he’s spent his career making exactly the kind of music he loves: “In this business, the truth is you’re either big or you don’t exist, pretty much. There’s very little in the middle. So, I basically found another way to make a living, which is what I always wanted to do, and put out records and whoever buys ’em, buys ’em. It doesn’t matter how many people buy ’em, y’know?”