And as a result he has become more famous than ever and a serious actor. The HBO Sopranos site brings us up to date:
- In July 2000 he concluded a 15-month world tour with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band which broke all box office records internationally. His fifth solo album, the critically acclaimed Born Again Savage, was released in 1999 on his own label, Renegade Nation.
Last year Van Zandt contributed the song "Affection" to the second "Sopranos" soundtrack CD, Peppers & Eggs, from his unreleased album, "Nobody Loves and Leaves Alive," performed by his 90's garage band, The Lost Boys.
In spring 2001, Van Zandt joined forces with Jon Weiss of Cavestomp! to present a series of live garage rock concerts at a downtown New York Club, the Village Underground. By the end of the year the series had showcased some 50 new bands along with such legends as Barry & The Remains, The Troggs, The Pretty Things, and Dave Davies of the Kinks. In addition, he was the catalyst for establishing the first garage rock section ever to be a part of a major music retail change - all 40 stores of The Wiz in the New York tri-state area. His passion and support of the genre also initiated a national search for new, unsigned talent sponsored by The Wiz, featuring 20 unsigned bands.