Dez 11 2010

Clarence Clemons meldet sich zu Wort

Clarence Clemons wird am Sonntag beim Footballspiel der Miami Dolphins gegen die New York Jets im „New Meadowlands Stadium“ die amerikanische Nationalhymne auf seinem Saxophon blasen.
Ausserdem führte der „Big Man“ ein Interview mit „Associated Press“ und lies verlauten, dass sich die Mitglieder der E Street Band längst nicht in den Ruhestand verabschiedet haben.
„Jeder sieht fantastisch aus und es ist immer wieder schön, einander zu sehen“ sagte Clemons und fügte an, dass das Mini-Konzert am vergangenen Dienstag (wir berichteten) im historischen „Carousel House“ in Asbury Park, NJ fantastisch war. Ferner wurde er auf eine mögliche E Street Band Tour angesprochen. Clarence Clemons antwortete, dass „sich die Musiker bald wiedersehen werden“.

Wir dürfen gespannt sein …

Ein kurzer Auszug „Associated Press“:

Clarence Clemons says future includes Springsteen
NEW YORK — The Big Man has seen the future — and it features Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.
Saxophonist Clarence Clemons recorded a webcast this week with his longtime bandmates in Asbury Park, N.J. — just part of his current whirlwind of activities.
Clemons told The Associated Press in a phone interview. „They all applauded me. I’m starting to feel better; I’m moving around a lot better.“ A few days earlier, on Tuesday, he’d spent hours with the E Street Band, recording the performance at the historic Asbury Park Carousel House … weiterlesen

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Dez 7 2010

Update: 7. Dezember ’10: Bruce Springsteen Live in Asbury Park, NJ

Bruce Springsteen wird mit seiner E Street Band am Dienstag Nachmittag (7. Dezember 2010 – gegen 15.00 Uhr Ortszeit) in Asbury Park, NJ auftreten, um einige Fans mit Songs des neuen Albums „The Promise“ zu erfreuen. Das Mini-Konzert im „Carousel House“ wird mitgefilmt und wird in naher Zukunft auf der Homepage des Künstler zu sehen sein.

Bühnenaufbau – 7. Dezember 2010

Die amerikanische Fanseite verschickte am Freitag (3. Dezember 2010) folgende Nachricht an seine Mitglieder:

It’s all cold down along the beach…
The wind’s whippin‘ down the boardwalk…

And if you don’t mind braving that kind of weather, we want to give you a chance to be there when Bruce Springsteen does a video shoot on the Jersey Shore next week!

Extra! Extra!
On Tuesday, December 7, Bruce will be convening the E Street Band on the Jersey Shore to play tracks from The Promise for a special future webcast. And unlike the Darkness ’09 film, they don’t want to play to nobody… so we’ve got the chance to send a small number of fans to be extras for the filming.

Bear in mind, this won’t be a concert, exactly — it’s a shoot, with all the stops and starts that usually entails. And it’s likely gonna be a cold, windy December afternoon, not in the cozy confines of previous Shore venues like the Paramount Theatre or Convention Hall. But it’ll also be a unique opportunity to see Bruce and the Band in action and up close, working up performance debuts of songs from The Promise, and to be part of the small crowd in an intimate space when they capture it on film.
We’ll be selecting a handful of fans by random drawing to be part of the audience, each able to bring one guest. To enter the drawing, all you need to do is send us an email (see details below). Please only enter IF:

  • You’re able to get yourself and your guest to the Jersey Shore on Tuesday, December 7, in the mid-afternoon.
  • You’re sure you can be there — we want to get as many fans in as possible and may not be able to adjust for no-shows.
  • You can make it on short notice — all winners may not be notified until late Monday evening.
  • You can stand the weather!

If that’s you and you’d like to enter for a chance to be there, please send an email to with the following information.

For the subject line, type the name of the musician (a longtime Jackson Browne associate) who played violin on The Promise’s version of „Racing in the Street.“

In the body of the email, include your name and address (as it appears on your picture ID), as well as your cell phone (or other contact number) and preferred email address, for any and all notifications about Tuesday.

Entries must be received by Sunday, December 5, at 2 p.m. ET to be eligible for the drawing. One entry per email address, please. Those selected to attend (plus one guest) will be contacted by email as soon as possible (but again, it could be up to Monday night) with full details. We’ll post a notice on the News page to let you know when all notifications have gone out.

Good luck, we’ll hope to see you there!

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Jan 15 2010

Clarence Clemons im Krankenhaus!

„Big Man“ Clarence Clemons wurde am Mittwoch in einem New Yorker Hospital am Rücken operiert. Der E Street Band Saxophonist fühlt sich blendend und freut sich, in Kürze auf die Bühne zurückzukehren. Via „Twitter“ schickte er seinen Fans eine Grussbotschaft. wünscht dem „grossen Mann“ alles Gute !!!

Associated Press schreibt:

NEW YORK – E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons says he’s „in great spirits“ after undergoing back surgery.
Bruce Springsteen’s longtime sidekick issued a statement to The Associated Press on Friday saying he’s „looking forward to a brighter future and playing more music!“ The Big Man’s already doing a little Tweeting … weiterlesen

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Nov 13 2009

Clarence Clemons zu Gast in „The Daily Show“

E Street Band Member Clarence „Big Man“ Clemons war gestern Abend in Jon Stewarts „The Daily Show“ zu Gast. Unter anderem hat er seine Memoiren promotet und über seine Zusammenarbeit mit Bruce Springsteen gesprochen.


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Das Buch „Big Man – Real Life & Tall Tales“:

Clarence Clemons Buch “Big Man – Real Life & Tall Tales” ist auch in Deutschland erhältlich und kann auf und im Fanshop bestellt werden.

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Okt 17 2009

Clarence Clemons Memoiren – „Big Man – Real Life & Tall Tales“

E Street Band Saxophonist Clarence Clemons hat seine Memoiren niedergeschrieben. Sein Werk „Big Man – Real Life & Tall Tales“ erschien im Verlagshaus „Hachette Book Group / Grand Central Publishing“ und ist seit dem 12. Oktober 2009 auch in Deutschland erhältlich.


For the first time ever comes the inside story of Clarence „Big Man“ Clemons–his life before, during and beyond the E-Street Band, including unbelievable, never-before-told adventures with Bruce Springsteen, the band, and an incredible cast of other famous characters recounted by himself and his best friend, television writer/ producer Don Reo.

Here are just a few things you’ll get from reading it:

  • The truth behind the final hours of making Born To Run
  • The real story of how the E-Street Band got its name
  • What happened when Clarence and Ringo Starr were sitting in a hotel room and Clarence got the call that Bruce was breaking up the band
  • How Bruce and Clarence met that dark, stormy night at the Student Prince
  • The E-Street band’s show at Sing-Sing prison where all of their equipment blows out right as they take the stage
  • The secret that Robert De Niro told Clarence and Bruce they had to keep for 25 years

But that’s merely a glimpse. This is not your average rock book. It is something creative, something unique, something new. It is the story of E-Street. It is the story of stories. It is the story of the Big Man.
Don Reo is the writer/producer of many award-winning television series. He lives in Santa Barbara California with his wife Judith D. Allison.


„Legends have a way of growing every time they’re told. This time, the tales of rock and roll history are brought to life by a legend himself, Clarence Clemons. Big Man relives Clemons’s story in a unique personal narrative that’s bound in both history and folklore. This is an essential read for any music lover.“ -President Bill Clinton

„Big Man takes you on an outrageous journey with one of the most charismatic, gracious, kind and talented men of our time. This peek into the world of Clarence is full of fun and laughter, which is exactly what this guy is all about. He’s a genuine soul worth his weight in gold. That’s why he’s been an inspiration to me for years and years, and his incredible music brings great joy to my heart. His role in the E Street Band helped place him and the band in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame…right where he belongs.“ -Pat Riley, NBA Hall Of Fame coach

„Big Man is one of the greatest books about a big black man ever written. If you want to get really close to a big black man without getting punched in the face, this book’s for you!“ -Chris Rock

„The feeling I get watching Clarence walk to center stage to play his sax must be similar to the feeling a Yankee fan had watching Babe Ruth walk to home plate: you’re sure a big man is about to do something that’s gonna make you cheer louder than you ever have before. This great book makes that feeling even stronger. Now excuse me while I drive my sleek machine over the Jersey state line.“ -Artie Lange, New York Times bestselling Author

„Big Man is too funny, soulful, outrageous and wise to have been written by two people. I suspect Don Reo is an invented character. A mystical book, an oddly beautiful book, a wonderful book.“ -Kinky Friedman


Hardcoverbuch (gebundene Ausgabe) mit 366 Seiten
Release: 12. Oktober 2009
Publisher: Hachette / Grand Central Publishing
Sprache: Englisch
ISBN-10: 0446546267
SBN-13: 978-0446546263

Das Buch kann ab sofort auf und im Fanshop bestellt werden.

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