Stevie Van Zandt: Disciple HBO trailer and release date
Stevie Van Zandt: Disciple (HBO / screenshot)

HBO debuted the official trailer for Stevie Van Zandt: Disciple, the feature documentary on the actor, activist and Rock ‘N’ Roll icon Steven Van Zandt.

Attesting to Stevie Van Zandt’s place in the cultural and rock ‘n’ roll sanctuary, the film features exclusive interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, David Chase, Vincent Pastore, Eddie Vedder, Bill Wyman, Bono, Darlene Love, Joan Jett, Peter Gabriel, Ruben Blades, Richie Sambora, Southside Johnny (John Lyon), Gary U.S. Bonds, and many more.


Directed by Bill Teck, Stevie Van Zandt: Disciple world premieres at the 2024 Tribeca Festival, and then will launch Saturday, June 22nd (8:00 p.m.–10:25 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO and also be available streaming on Max.


Stevie Van Zandt, known as New Jersey’s most famous consigliere to Bruce Springsteen and Tony Soprano, takes center stage in this feature documentary, a wealth of never-before-seen footage. The film traces Van Zandt’s career as a producer, musician, songwriter, activist, actor, and more, from the clubs of Asbury Park, N.J. to arenas and stadiums, to the Bada Bing Club and the Underground Garage.

A portrait of a true renaissance man and passionate activist, Stevie Van Zandt: Disciple, chronicles the artist throughout his remarkable career while illuminating the influential and enduring legacy he continues to have as a fervent champion of rock ‘n’ roll and social justice.

The documentary takes us back to the emergence of the Jersey Shore sound in the mid-1970s when Van Zandt, Springsteen, and Southside Johnny rocked The Stone Pony club in Asbury Park, N.J. with their particular brand of rock music infused with the sounds of soul and backing horns. Filled with insight from luminaries within the music, film, and political circles that Van Zandt toggles between, this revealing film explores the many facets of Van Zandt, including his vital collaborations on many Springsteen albums, his departure from the E Street Band at the height of their fame and his work as front man of Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul.

The movie illuminates the galvanizing role Van Zandt played in uniting 50 of the biggest names in music in 1985, across rock, hip hop, reggae, Latin, and soul genres, to create the history-altering “Sun City” track in protest of Apartheid South Africa. It also highlights his acclaimed on-screen role as the legendary Silvio Dante in the Emmy®-winning HBO Original series “The Sopranos.” Touring once again with Bruce and the E Street Band, Van Zandt has also found incredible success and influence as the host and curator of the satellite radio station Underground Garage and other channels, director of a television drama series, Broadway producer, and education evangelist. Van Zandt continues to make a resounding impact, remaining at the forefront of artistic excellence and popular culture for over five decades.


Watch the official trailer for Stevie Van Zandt.

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