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The Ramones Connection: Steven Van Zandt Explains The Secret Ingredient Behind His Garage-Rock Radio Show

Kirk Silsbee, LA CityBeat, 28 August 2003

WHEN BRUCE Springsteen slipped into his Baptist-preacher mode and acknowledged E Street Band members at the Forum in Inglewood last year, he concluded his round-robin introductions with Steven Van Zandt. Bruce nodded to the guitarist's role on The Sopranos as Sylvio Dante, the shiny-suited owner of Jersey titty bar, Bada Bing – by shouting "I see the light!" Stepping to the mic, Van Zandt coyly rejoined, "I see the party lights."

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