Steve Van Zandt Preps New Memoir 'Unrequited Infatuations'

Steve Van Zandt Preps New Memoir 'Unrequited Infatuations'


Steve Van Zandt is set to publish his memoir, Unrequited Infatuations, on September 28th.

The book will find the musician chronicling his life and multifaceted career, starting with his youth in New Jersey in the Sixties, when he ditched religion in favor of rock & roll after falling in love with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Van Zandt will chronicle his friendship and musical relationship with Bruce Springsteen and his years with the E Street Band, before leaving to embark on a solo career in the Eighties.

Van Zandt will also discuss his work as an activist, particularly surrounding South African apartheid and the 1985 album he spearheaded, Sun City, which featured an array of artists, including Ringo Starr, Peter Gabriel, Gil Scott-Heron, Miles Davis, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Bono, Keith Richards, Miles Davis, and Herbie Hancock. The musician will also delve into his forays into acting, specifically The Sopranos, as well as more recent endeavors like his radio show Underground Garage, record label, Wicked Cool, and ultimate reunion with the E Street Band.

“I’ve seen enough things that could be useful that justified writing them down and sharing them,” Van Zandt said in a statement. “As far as my life story? Well I hope this book explains it to me!”

The book’s publisher, Mary Ann Naples, added: “Stevie Van Zandt’s story is a singular arc in American culture. From his vantage point as a witness to the renaissance era of rock & roll to consequential activism and a third act in groundbreaking television, Hachette Books is proud to bring Van Zandt’s odyssey to readers.”

Unrequited Infatuations is available to preorder and will be published in hardcover, e-book, and as an audiobook.

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