Bruce Springsteen's guitarist Steven Van Zandt has given former BEATLE PETE
BEST the chance to be cool again - by inviting him to play at his inaugural
UNDERGROUND GARAGE FESTIVAL.
The rocker-turned-radio presenter is staging the day festival to pay
tribute to the coolest "garage" rock bands on the planet.
And, as well as acts like THE STOKES, THE ELECTRIC PRUNES, New York Dolls
and a reformed IGGY + The Stooges, Van Zandt has invited original FAB FOUR
drummer Best to bring his new group to the stage.
He says, "Before RINGO (STARR) was in the Beatles, Pete Best was in the
Beatles and the archetype garage band was the Beatles in Hamburg before they
"Pete Best kind of stopped evolving right there, so he's like in '63,
which is the coolest thing... He's got that sound still."
In keeping with the garage vibe, Van Zandt has teamed up with American
fast food chain DUNKIN' DONUTS in a bid to keep ticket prices cheap - tickets
for the 14 August (04) event will be just $20 (GBP11.10).