Lopez, Vini

Vincent "Vini" "Mad Dog" Lopez (born January 22, 1949, Neptune, NJ) is an American drummer. Between 1969 and 1974 Lopez backed Bruce Springsteen in several bands, including The E Street Band, Child, Steel Mill, and The Bruce Springsteen Band. He also played on Springsteen’s first two albums, Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. and The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle. After leaving the E Street Band, Lopez went onto playing drums with numerous Jersey Shore bands, including The Lord Gunner Group. Since 2004 he has led his own band, Steel Mill Retro, which has performed and recorded original Springsteen songs from the Steel Mill era. As of August 2008 Lopez lives in Jackson Township, New Jersey with his daughter, Liz, who is an accountant. His wife, Laurel, died in 2004. When not playing in various bands, Lopez has worked as a golf caddy. In April 2014, Lopez was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The E Street Band.

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With Bruce Springsteen live for an Audience, including Public rehearsals!


Performed 16 times, excluding those as a member of the bands below.

Performed 40 times as a member of Child.

Performed 51 times as a member of Steel Mill.

Performed 2 times as a member of The Friendly Enemies.

Performed 2 times as a member of Dr. Zoom & The Sonic Boom.

Performed 4 times as a member of The Red Hot Mammas.

Performed 21 times as a member of The Sundance Blues Band.

Performed 78 times as a member of The Bruce Springsteen Band.

Performed 238 times as a member of The E Street Band.


Not as a member The E Street Band: As a member of The E Street Band:

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