Steven Van Zandt Addresses Show Length And The Potential For A New Springsteen Album In 2013

    Never one to be shy about his opinions, which was recently demonstrated in his Twitter rant when the plugged was pulled on the band’s show in London, E-Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt pulled no punches in a recent interview with Rolling Stone. Van Zandt addressed a number of topics, including the band’s marathon sets and the potential for another Springsteen album in 2013

    “We’ve done two-and-a-half hour shows and afterwards we’d say, ‘I can’t think of what songs we left out tonight,’” he said about the set lengths.  “Sometimes there’s no qualitative difference between two-and-a-half and three-and-a-half hour shows. It’s just a matter of how long you do it. It’s not like the show must be three hours and 30 minutes to work. That’s just not the case.”

    He also addressed the rumors of a Springsteen album by saying:

    “I don’t, but I wouldn’t be surprised.  He’s always got an album in his pocket. He’s one of those guys that’s really, really irritating that way. It’s really aggravating for us songwriters. He’s always got, you know, 15, 20 great songs in his pocket. [Laughs] And the world, the system, the industry cannot possibly accommodate his speed at which he works. He’s always an album or two ahead of what can be released. “