Little Steven Van Zandt is best known as a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. And while that would be enough to satisfy most musicians, it doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of the man's remarkable career. As a songwriter and producer for South Side Johnny and arranger for Springsteen, Van Zandt was a major player in the Asbury Park scene even before joining its most famous export. He released five ambitious solo albums during the 1980s, and organized Artists Against Apartheid to help fight injustice in South Africa. Van Zandt would emerge as something of a guardian angel of true-blue rock & roll later in his career, championing forgotten garage bands and upcoming indie acts alike via his Underground Garage radio show and his Wicked Cool record label. A modern day renaissance man if there ever was one, Van Zandt also had a supporting role as Silvio Dante on THE SOPRANOS.