Nils Lofgren widmet Soloalbum seinem verstorbenen Freund Clarence Clemons

Nils Lofgren veröffentlicht am 6. Dezember 2011 sein neues Soloalbum „Old School“ (wir berichteten hier und hier). Nun gab der Künstler dem amerikanischen „Rolling Stone Magazin“ ein Interview und erklärte, dass er das Album seinem verstorbenen Musikkollegen und Freund Clarence Clemons widmen möchte.
Ausserdem bestätigte Nils Lofgren, dass er gemeinsam mit Produzent Steve Jordan an Patti Scialfas neuem Album arbeitet.

Auszug aus dem Interview:

Nils Lofgren Dedicates New Album to Clarence Clemons

What are tour plans for Old School?
I do need to tour for this. Although I’d love to take out a five-piece band with four crew and a bus, I’m not gonna sell the ranch to tour for two months and do great shows, ‚cause I play these little clubs that can’t support that kind of overhead.

Did Clarence’s passing directly influence the writing on Old School, or was it largely done by the time he passed away?
A little bit of both. The writing was almost complete when that happened. But for instance, there’s a song called „Miss You Ray“ about Ray Charles‘ passing, and it’s a metaphor for saying goodbye to family and friends.

Have you had a chance to give the music to anybody in the E Street Band yet?
I have not had any chance to mail it to Bruce or anyone else. About a month ago, Patti [Scialfa], who makes great records – Steve Jordan’s kind of the producer and drummer – we did some session work, started a new record of hers.

Das Album „Old School“ ist ab dem 6. Dezember 2011 auf oder im Stonepony Shop erhältlich.

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