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.
Source: Wikipedia

See also The E Street Band, Child, Steel Mill, The Friendly Enemies, Sundance Blues Band, Dr Zoom & The Sonic Boom, The Bruce Springsteen Band

Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. (1973)
"Blinded By The Light" (drums, backing vocals)
"Growin' Up" (drums)
"Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?" (drums)
"Lost In The Flood" (drums)
"For You" (drums)
"Spirit In The Night" (drums, clapping, backing vocals)
"It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City" (drums)

The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle (1973)
"The E Street Shuffle" (drums)
"4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)" (drums)
"Kitty's Back" (drums)
"Wild Billy's Circus Story" (drums)
"Incident On 57th Street" (drums)
"Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" (drums)
"New York City Serenade" (conga, triangle, tambourine, clapping, backing vocals)

Tracks (1998)
"Santa Ana" (drums, backing vocals)
"Seaside Bar Song" (drums, backing vocals)
"Zero And Blind Terry" (drums, backing vocals)
"Thundercrack" (drums, backing vocals)

18 Tracks (1999)
"The Fever" (drums, backing vocals)

Chapter And Verse (2016)
"He's Guilty (The Judge Song)" (drums, backing vocals)

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Vini Lopez with Steel Mill at Monmouth College in Long Branch, October 17, 1970.

Appearances with Springsteen (excluding performances as a member of Child, Steel Mill, The Bruce Springsteen Band, and The E Street Band):
  1. 1969-02-22 - THE UPSTAGE, ASBURY PARK, NJ
  2. 1969-02-28 - THE UPSTAGE, ASBURY PARK, NJ
  3. 1971-02-00 - CHALLENGER EASTERN SURFBOARDS, WANAMASSA, NJ (rehearsal)
  4. 1971-03-18 - DEAL PARK RECREATION CENTER, DEAL, NJ
  5. 1971-03-27 - SUNSHINE IN, ASBURY PARK, NJ (early) (Friendly Enemies)
  6. 1971-03-27 - SUNSHINE IN, ASBURY PARK, NJ (late) (Friendly Enemies)
  7. 1971-04-30 - STUDENT PRINCE, ASBURY PARK, NJ (The Sundance Blues Band)
  8. 1971-05-01 - STUDENT PRINCE, ASBURY PARK, NJ (The Sundance Blues Band)
  9. 1971-05-07 - STUDENT PRINCE, ASBURY PARK, NJ (The Sundance Blues Band)
  10. 1971-05-08 - STUDENT PRINCE, ASBURY PARK, NJ (The Sundance Blues Band)
  11. 1971-05-14 - SUNSHINE IN, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Dr. Zoom & The Sonic Boom)
  12. 1971-05-15 - NEWARK STATE COLLEGE, UNION, NJ (Dr. Zoom & The Sonic Boom)
  13. 1971-05-15 - STUDENT PRINCE, ASBURY PARK, NJ (The Sundance Blues Band)
  14. 1971-05-21 - STUDENT PRINCE, ASBURY PARK, NJ (The Sundance Blues Band)
  15. 1971-05-21 - THE UPSTAGE, ASBURY PARK, NJ (early)
  16. 1971-05-21 - THE UPSTAGE, ASBURY PARK, NJ (late)
  17. 1971-05-22 - STUDENT PRINCE, ASBURY PARK, NJ (The Sundance Blues Band)
  18. 1971-05-22 - THE UPSTAGE, ASBURY PARK, NJ (early)
  19. 1971-05-22 - THE UPSTAGE, ASBURY PARK, NJ (late)
  20. 1971-05-28 - STUDENT PRINCE, ASBURY PARK, NJ (The Sundance Blues Band)
  21. 1971-05-29 - STUDENT PRINCE, ASBURY PARK, NJ (The Sundance Blues Band)
  22. 1971-06-00 - CHALLENGER EASTERN SURFBOARDS, HIGHLANDS, NJ (rehearsal)
  23. 1971-06-18 - THE UPSTAGE, ASBURY PARK, NJ (early) (The Sundance Blues Band)
  24. 1971-06-18 - THE UPSTAGE, ASBURY PARK, NJ (late) (The Sundance Blues Band)
  25. 1971-06-19 - STUDENT PRINCE, ASBURY PARK, NJ (The Sundance Blues Band)
  26. 1971-06-20 - STUDENT PRINCE, ASBURY PARK, NJ (The Sundance Blues Band)
  27. 1971-06-27 - STUDENT PRINCE, ASBURY PARK, NJ (The Sundance Blues Band)
  28. 1971-07-00 - GARFIELD PARK, LONG BRANCH, NJ
  29. 1971-07-02 - STUDENT PRINCE, ASBURY PARK, NJ (The Sundance Blues Band)
  30. 1971-07-03 - STUDENT PRINCE, ASBURY PARK, NJ (The Sundance Blues Band)
  31. 1971-07-03 - THE UPSTAGE, ASBURY PARK, NJ (The Sundance Blues Band)
  32. 1971-07-04 - STUDENT PRINCE, ASBURY PARK, NJ (The Sundance Blues Band)
  33. 1972-01-21 - THE CAPTAIN’S GARTER, NEPTUNE, NJ (The Sundance Blues Band)
  34. 1972-01-22 - THE CAPTAIN’S GARTER, NEPTUNE, NJ (The Sundance Blues Band)
  35. 1972-01-23 - THE CAPTAIN’S GARTER, NEPTUNE, NJ (The Sundance Blues Band)
  36. 1974-09-08 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (The Blackberry Booze Band)
  37. 1979-10-05 - THE FAST LANE, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Beaver Brown)
  38. 1989-01-18 - WALDORF-ASTORIA HOTEL, NEW YORK CITY, NY (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame)
  39. 1996-11-25 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK, NJ
  40. 1996-11-26 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK, NJ
  41. 2003-07-21 - GIANTS STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
  42. 2009-10-20 - WACHOVIA SPECTRUM, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  43. 2011-04-02 - WONDER BAR, ASBURY PARK, NJ (The Music of Asbury Park's West Side)
  44. 2012-09-19 - METLIFE STADIUM, EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
  45. 2014-04-10 - BARCLAYS CENTER, BROOKLYN, NY (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame)
  46. 2016-09-09 - CITIZENS BANK PARK, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  47. 2017-04-21 - PARAMOUNT THEATRE, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Upstage Jam)
  48. Castiles, Steel Mill, BS Band - Studio Sessions
  49. Greetings From Asbury Park - Studio Sessions
  50. The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle - Studio Sessions
  51. Tracks - Studio Sessions



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