Stevie Van Zandt: Disciple

Stevie Van Zandt: Disciple isn’t a fictional story, but a 2024 documentary delving into the multifaceted life of the rock and roll icon.

The film, directed by Bill Teck, explores Van Zandt’s journey from the Asbury Park club scene to international stages. It sheds light on his various roles: guitarist alongside Bruce Springsteen, solo artist with Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, music producer, and even actor – most notably as Silvio Dante in the iconic “The Sopranos.”

Through exclusive interviews, the documentary features a star-studded cast of collaborators and admirers. Bruce Springsteen himself offers insights into their lifelong friendship. Legends like Paul McCartney, Eddie Vedder, and Bono vouch for Van Zandt’s unwavering passion for music. Even Darlene Love and Maureen Van Zandt (Stevie’s wife) contribute their unique perspectives.

“Disciple” isn’t just a biography; it’s a celebration of Van Zandt’s unwavering dedication to various causes. The film highlights his activism, particularly his fight against apartheid in South Africa with Artists United Against Apartheid. It portrays him as a true “disciple” of rock and roll, fiercely advocating for artists’ rights and the preservation of musical heritage through his radio show, the Underground Garage.