The Sopranos

Steven Van Zandt, David Chase and James Gandolfini/Photo Credit: Bryan Bedder, Getty Images

Steven Van Zandt On James Gandolfini: “I Have Lost A Brother And A Best Friend”

On Wednesday (June 19) the world was shocked by the news of actor James Gandolfini’s passing at 51 from a heart attack.   David Chase, creator of HBO’s The Sopranos — which starred Gandolfini in his defining […]

06/19/2013

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Inside Steven Van Zandt’s “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre”

The soundtrack to David Chase’s Not Fade Away features the fictional band portrayed in the film, The Twylight Zones, covering some early rock classics including Bo Diddley’s “Bo Diddley,” Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues” and the standard […]

12/31/2012

Steven Van Zandt with David Chase/photo credit: Andy Kropa, Getty Images

Steven Van Zandt On ‘The Sopranos,’ ‘Not Fade Away’ and ‘Pretty Ballerina’

The David Chase/Steven Van Zandt relationship was a pretty simpatico one through all six seasons of ‘The Sopranos.’ Until the last scene of the final episode; Van Zandt and Chase famously disagreed on the choice to end the series with Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’.”

12/27/2012

photo credit: Maria Ives

‘Not Fade Away’ Music Supervisor Steven Van Zandt Talks Film, Recruits Long-Lost Beatles Drummer

“Yeah, we got the old band back together,” Van Zandt tells us. “Me and David Chase and James Gandolfini.”

12/10/2012

Five Things About…The Music of “The Sopranos”

One of the most fascinating aspects of Tony Soprano’s character is his taste for thoroughly mainstream classic rock. We expect literary heroes (and Tony Soprano is one) to have distinctive or quirky taste, but there’s […]

04/12/2011

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