Van Zandt Launches Record Label
December 8, 2006 at 5:50 AM (PT)
You might think STEVEN VAN ZANDT -- guitarist with BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN's E STREET BAND, host of the nationally syndicated "UNDERGROUND GARAGE" radio program, head of his own channel on SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO and Consigliere SILVIO DANTE on "THE SOPRANOS" -- would be busy enough.
Yet this week, VAN ZANDT added another line to his rapidly expanding resume: head of his own record label. In a deal with BEST BUY stores, he rolled out the first six records on his WICKED COOL RECORDS.
One of the label's staples is a plan to release four compilation albums per year under the title "The Coolest Songs in the World." Not surprisingly, the concept is a fixture on VAN ZANDT's radio program. "The label did evolve out of the radio show," VAN ZANDT explained. "There are a lot of bands these days. A lot of the bands came to us and said they needed a little help."