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RIP, Clarence Clemons

Saxophonist Clarence Clemons of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band has died from complications of a stroke he suffered last weekend. Clemons played on such classic hits as “Born to Run” and “Thunder Road” and is widely credited with helping to shape Springsteen’s sound. He passed away at a hospital in Palm Beach, Florida, where he had stayed [...]

Rest in Peace, Clarence Clemons

Editor’s Note: E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons has died of complications from a stroke, CNN reported tonight. To honor the Big Man’s life and legacy, here are some video clips Erica Palan assembled back in January to celebrate Clarence’s 69th birthday. He’ll certainly be missed around here. Meeting Bruce Springsteen During an interview in 2009, Clemons [...]

The Late Movies: Dancing in the Dark

“Dancing in the Dark” was a huge hit for Bruce Springsteen in 1984. Its music video, directed by Brian DePalma, featured a young Courteney Cox — in a live performances of the song, the video showed Springsteen inviting Cox onstage for a quick dance. This pattern repeated in virtually all future performances of the song, [...]

The Late Movies: Happy Birthday, Clarence Clemons!

If Bruce Springsteen is the face of the E Street Band, Clarence Clemons is its not-so-secret weapon. A hugely talented saxophonist, Clemons met Springsteen in 1971 and together they formed one of the greatest, most popular bands in the history of rock and roll. Additionally, Clemons is an actor and an author. Today, Clemons, known [...]

60 Springsteen Facts for Bruce’s 60th Birthday

I’ve said before that I love Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band the same way a dog loves its master: unconditionally, and with the sort of enthusiasm that makes gratuitous slobbering forgivable, and today, Mr. Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen – The Boss, the patron saint of the working man, the protector of all that [...]