NEW YORK (AP) — There's plenty of rock on Steven Van Zandt's first album of original material in 20 years. There's also soul and funk and some mean horn solos. What there isn't plenty of is...
No politics for Steven Van Zandt
ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Oh what a night: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons were inducted Sunday into the New Jersey Hall of Fame, but it was Bruce Springsteen who stole what could have been Meryl Streep's show.
The Boss made a surprise appearance at Asbury Park's Convention Hall to introduce his longtime friend and guitarist Steven Van Zandt into the hall. Springsteen himself was admitted a decade earlier.
Springsteen Surprise at NJ Hall of Fame Show
ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the induction ceremony for the New Jersey Hall of Fame (all times local):
Steven Van Zandt's Boss has inducted him into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.
Bruce Springsteen, a member of the hall's inaugural class 10 years ago, made a surprise appearance Sunday night to introduce his longtime guitarist and the "Sopranos" TV star.
Meryl Streep to skip New Jersey Hall of Fame induction
ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Award-winning actress Meryl Streep won't be there when she's inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame next week.
The Summit native has a last-minute production conflict as part of her role in the HBO series "Big Little Lies" and won't attend the May 6 ceremony in Asbury Park.
Meryl Streep, Debbie Harry named to New Jersey Hall of Fame
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, former New York Yankees pitcher Al Leiter (LY'-tur) and E Street Band member Steven Van Zandt are among the 20 newest members of the New Jersey Hall of Fame.
The class of 2017 also includes singers Debbie Harry and Frankie Valli and "Cake Boss" reality TV star Buddy Valastro for the performing arts. Authors Harlan Coben and Anna Quindlen represent arts and letters.
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RED BANK, N.J. (AP) — Bruce Springsteen has surprised concert-goers in New Jersey with a performance during the encore of a Steven Van Zandt show.
Count Basie Theatre executive Jon Vena said Monday the crowd "erupted" when Van Zandt introduced Springsteen during the Saturday show as "a friend who's out of work."
Springsteen emerged on stage during the encore and played four songs, including "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" and a cover of Marvin Gaye's "Can I Get a Witness."
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Musician and actor Steven Van Zandt called on the largest-ever graduating class in Rutgers University to stay true to their Garden State roots on Sunday, urging them to embrace authenticity and reminding them that "life should never be boring."
Springsteen takes part in surprise show at film festival
ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Bruce Springsteen took part in a two-hour jam session during a surprise appearance at a film festival in his home state of New Jersey.
Longtime E Street Band member Steven Van Zandt and veteran Jersey shore rocker Southside Johnny were among those who played with Springsteen at the Asbury Park Music and Film Festival on Friday. Also taking part were some former E Street Band members and the Lakehouse Jr. Pros, a band featuring child musicians.
Correction: Rutgers Commencement-Van Zandt story
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — In a story Feb. 8 about Steven Van Zandt speaking at Rutgers University's commencement, The Associated Press reported erroneously where the event will take place. It will be held in Piscataway, not Newark.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Steven Van Zandt to speak at Rutgers University commencement
Musician and actor Steven Van Zandt has been named as the speaker for this year's graduation ceremony at Rutgers University
Rutgers’ 2017 commencement speakers: Springsteen band member, trailblazing Librarian of Congress
Carla D. Hayden, the first black Librarian of Congress and first woman to serve in that position, will be the keynote speaker at Rutgers-Camden’s commencement ceremony in May, the university announced Wednesday.
Steven Van Zandt, a musician with Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and actor who played Silvio Dante in The Sopranos, will speak at Rutgers-New Brunswick.
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