Home Uncategorized Springsteen-Sopranos Reunion Last Night: Talk of the Apollo

Last night, the E Street Band and The Sopranos had their own reunion. The occasion was a screening of “Lilyhammer,” the Netflix original series starring Steve van Zandt–Little Steven, to you–at the Crosby Street Hotel. Both gangs came out to celebrate van Zandt including Mr. Bruce Springsteen, as well as Tony Sirico (“Paulie Walnuts”) and Steve Schirippa (“Bobby Bacala”) from the heralded and much missed HBO show. Tony Bennett. Chloe Sevigny and Harvey Weinstein were also in the house.

And what was everyone talking about besides “Lilyhammer”? Why the Springsteen show just announced for the Apollo Theatre on March 9th. It’s the kickoff for the “Wrecking Ball” tour. Springsteen now joins Sting, Paul McCartney, Carly Simon and Stevie Wonder, and just a few others who’ve used the Apollo to test launch their new shows via Sirius XM Radio. Hopefully Bruce will include a little nod to soul history at his Apollo show, which should even be more fun. SiriusXM’s Scott Greenstein knows how to put these things together–he just ushered VanHalen through their nifty comeback show at Cafe Wha? in Greenwich Village.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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