Here comes the summer: Steven Van Zandt on his return as a frontman

James Hanley

"Oh Jesus, that was unbelievable, wasn’t it? It was just so fucking idiotic, you couldn’t believe it. It was embarrassing for everybody.”

Stevie Van Zandt is reliving the infamous moment at Hard Rock Calling 2012 when Paul McCartney joined Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band on stage at Hyde Park, only for the power to be cut by promoters Live Nation.

“We were like three minutes past curfew and they were so worried about the people living around the ...

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