Steven Van Zandt
Nile Rodgers is a well-liked guy. As the leader of Chic, he’s responsible for some of the biggest hit singles ever, including “Le Freak” and “Good Times.” And as a producer, he’s helmed records by Madonna, David Bowie, David Lee Roth and Mick Jagger. So, it’s no surprise that he has a lot of famous friends, many of whom sent him video or voicemail messages to celebrate his 60th birthday.
After going way past three hours on many of their shows on their current tour for Wrecking Ball, Springsteen & The E Street Band’s show yesterday (July 31) at Olympic Stadium in Helsinki, Finland, clocked in at four hours and five minutes. And that didn’t even include the five song solo acoustic set Springsteen did earlier in the day.
Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of the bombing and shooting spree in Norway. At a memorial concert honoring victims of the tragedy, Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt took the stage, surprising 60,000 attendees with a touching cover.
The E Street Band’s Steven Van Zandt was fuming after London authorities pulled the plug on their show just as Springsteen was jamming with Paul McCartney, but he’s now apologized for his police-bashing tweets.
Guitarist and Springsteen sidekick Steven Van Zandt is facing possible scheduling conflicts in order to film the second season of his Norwegian television show, “Lilyhammer.”