It’s Bruce and Stevie live from Asbury Lanes.
The Bruce Springsteen and Little Steven Van Zandt summit on Oct. 17, 2021, at Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park will be available for streaming for a limited time via linktr.ee/teachrock.
A $25 purchase will allow viewing May 12 to 15, and includes an entry into the “Party Like a Rock Star Vacation Giveaway” raffle at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla.
The stream and the raffle, called “Between the Lines,” is a benefit for TeachRock, Van Zandt’s national initiative to bring music curriculum into middle and high schools across the country.
The Asbury Lanes interview was more expansive and largely unguarded compared to the virtual Springsteen and Van Zandt interview, called “Stevie and Bruce Live,” conducted a month prior at Springsteen’s Colts Neck home.
Van Zandt was in the midst of a press run for the best-selling memoir “Unrequited Infatuations” at the time. In Asbury Lanes, the two sat on the venue’s stage in front of an audience of 250.
“I’d go up into his room and he was already starting to write songs, which, you know, it hadn’t occurred to me that you could write your own songs,” said Van Zandt, a Middletown native. “You were really far advanced at that point.”
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“We were so completely immersed in popular music. It was wonderful to have a friend that you can do that with,” said Springsteen, a native of Freehold. “I wish that friendship on everyone, to have it last for our entire lives.”
The conversation, which includes insight on various personal and E Street-related topics, lasted for about an hour. It followed a panel discussion on “Unrequited Infatuations” featuring Jon Stewart, Richie Sambora, Springsteen manager Jon Landau, R&B legend Nona Hendryx and actor Steve Buscemi.
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The “Rock Star” giveaway includes an electric guitar, two nights at the Guitar Hotel in Florida, dinner, and the “Day Bora Bora Cabana Experience” for up to 10 guests, with a $1,000 food and beverage credit.
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TeachRock, part of Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation, is endorsed by the National Council for Social Studies, the National Association for Music Education, and the National Council for Geographic Education.
Partners include Scholastic Inc., PBS, Reelin’ in the Years, ABC News, Rock’s Backpages, New York University’s Steinhardt School, and the Grammy Museum.
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Chris Jordan, a Jersey Shore native, covers entertainment and features for the USA Today Network New Jersey. Contact him at @chrisfhjordan; firstname.lastname@example.org