On the occasion of the upcoming Stand With Teacher benefit concert, we had the pleasure to interview Steven Van Zandt, the legendary guitarist of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.
During the interview we talked about the Stand With Teachers event – streaming from 8pm ET on Monday, December 21st on teachrock.org – and the important role of teachers during this difficult year.
We also chatted with Steven about his solo career, his activism efforts, American politics, Eddie Vedder and the future tour in support of Letter To You, the new studio album by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, which should have started with four dates at the San Siro Stadium in Milan…
Small my table, sits just three.
Born in Reggio Emilia in 1980. He created pearljamonline.it in 2001 and wrote the first edition of “Pearl Jam Evolution” in 2009 along with his wife Daria. He is collaborating with Barracuda Style and HvsR, he has collaborated with Rolling Stone, Rockol and Il Fatto Quotidiano.
Since 2022, he is behind 2 podcasts: “Pearl Jam dalla A alla Z” and “Fuori Orario: Not Another Podcast”. He continues relentlessly to try to find “beautiful melodies that say terrible things”.
Favorite song: Present Tense
Favorite album: No Code
Favorite bands/artists other than PJ: Tom Waits, Ramones, Bruce Springsteen, IDLES, Fontaines D.C., Mark Lanegan, Cat Power, Dead Kennedys