E STREET BAND: Little Steven Co-Produces Stones-Inspired Film
E Street Band guitarist Little Steven Van Zandt is one of the executive producers of Not Fade Away, an upcoming movie about three friends from the New Jersey suburbs who decide to form a band after seeing The Rolling Stones on TV in 1964. The film is written, produced and directed by David Chase, who created TV's The Sopranos, on which Van Zandt played the character Silvio Dante for the show's entire six season run. James Gandolfini, who starred as Tony Soprano, has a major role in Not Fade Away.
Following three festival showings in October, the picture is due to open for a limited run on December 21st.