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NY1 Anchor Budd Mishkin Interviews Steve Van Zandt

Budd Mishkin (left) and Steve Van Zandt

Photo by Bobby Bank

Steve Van Zandt—a multi-Platinum artist, songwriter, arranger, record producer, performer, actor, human rights activist, entrepreneur and radio DJ—recently discussed his career with NY1 news channel anchor Budd Mishkin for Mishkin’s ‘One On 1 with Budd Mishkin’ profile program.

Van Zandt is a founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band as well as an original cast member who appears in all seven seasons of HBO’s hit television series The Sopranos, playing the role of Silvio Dante. Van Zandt is currently chairman of Renegade Nation, which creates and markets rock ‘n’ roll content through original radio programming, TV, Internet and live performances. He is also the founder and chairman of the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation, which is developing a history of rock ‘n’ roll curriculum for all grade levels in all schools that is scheduled to pilot in 2011.

Steve Van Zandt

Photo by Bobby Bank

Van Zandt’s latest project is Fuzztopia, an international music social network, commerce and music development Website that is scheduled to launch in the second quarter of 2010.

—Bobby Bank