“Little Steven” Van Zandt, celebrated actor, producer, songwriter, and beloved guitarist of Bruce Sprinsteen’s E Street Band, sits down with Dan Rather in this exclusive first look at an all-new episode of The Big Interview, airingTuesday, December 5 at 9pE.
During the in-depth discussion, the multi-talented entertainer reflects on some of the proudest moments of his legacy, which includes an acclaimed solo career, a role on the iconic mob drama The Sopranos, and hosting duties on the hit syndicated satellite radio show Little Steven’s Underground Garage. “I’m very proud of my music production,” he reveals. “I wish there was more of it. But I think I’m still getting better… the last two records I’ve done are my two best,” he says, referring to his role as producer and songwriter on ‘60s pop superstar Darlene Love’s first solo album, as well as his own newly-released eighth solo record Soulfire. “I think you tend to keep getting better until you’re not getting better, you know.”
Despite having enjoyed an unprecedented career spanning almost 50 years, giving him the opportunity to work with some of the most legendary artists in music, creating some of the most memorable songs of all time, and securing him a place in the prestigious Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Van Zandt believes that the best is yet to come, concluding, “I’m still arranging, and producing, and even my singing and to some extent even the guitar playing—it’s still gettin’ better. I’m not sure I quite peaked yet.”