Of all the songs in Bruce Springsteen's extensive catalog, the one that could have expected to be permanently retired following the death of Clarence Clemons was 'Jungleland.' Its defining characteristic -- a two-minute, 20-second saxophone solo -- was Clemons' career highlight, capturing all the characters' emotions as it headed into the finale.
As Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band prepare to go back out on the road behind their new album, 'Wrecking Ball,' guitarist Nils Lofgren has been doing a lion's share of the press. In a recent interview with Washington D.C.'s WBIG radio, Lofgren spoke about how the concerts will be different following the death of saxophonist Clarence Clemons in June 2011.
'Wrecking Ball' is Bruce Springsteen's 17th album and is being touted as his most political statement to date. Seems a bit odd that he'd launch it in Paris, France instead of the good old U.S. of A -- but then again, the French do know a thing or two about revolutions.
Fans of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are remembering one of the greats as today (Jan. 11) would have been the 70th birthday of late saxophonist Clarence Clemons, who passed away last June after suffering a stroke.
In Nils Lofgen's eyes, E Street will forever be missing a cherished neighbor. The guitar legend is still mourning the loss of E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons, who died following a stroke six months ago.