Steven Van Zandt called Bruce Springsteen ‘The Boss’ wayyy before it was a thing

You learn something new everyday – especially on Dirty, Sexy, Funny with Jenny McCarthy. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt recently revealed that he was the first person to refer to Bruce Springsteen as “The Boss” before the name caught fire. (AKA, Steven Van Zandt is winning at life on a Tuesday.)

“I started calling him ‘The Boss’ because I was a boss in my world. When a boss starts calling somebody else ‘The Boss,’ people start to take it seriously,” Van Zandt said. “I felt like he had something special that I really could compliment.”

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