Steven Van Zandt

Little Steven Van Zandt, the guitarist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, has a new solo album and plays Silvio Dante on HBO's The Sopranos.

Q. Your Sopranos character runs the Bada Bing, a strip bar. When you were working on your character, did your wife buy the research excuse for your trips to Scores?

A. Yes, she's very understanding. She qualifies for sainthood.

Q. How many of those Mafia guys on The Sopranos aren't really acting?

A. Are any? The scary moment was before the first show aired, as to what the critical response would be. And I'm not referring...

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