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.

Pressetext:

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.

Pressestimmen:

“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

Details:

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 Amazon.de und im Stonepony.de Fanshop bestellt werden.

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Sep 18 2009

Die Zukunft der E Street Band

Die E Street Band wird nach der “Working on a Dream Tour” eine Pause einlegen. Little Steven bestätigte in einem Interview mit “Billboard.com”, dass die Band für “ein, eineinhalb oder auch zwei Jahre” keine Konzerte spielen wird.

Wie sieht die Zukunft aus?
Clarence Clemons veröffentlicht am 21. Oktober seine Memoiren “Big Man: Real Life & Tall Tales”. Roy Bittan möchte sein Solo Album “Out of the Box” fertigstellen. Ausserdem plant Bruce Springsteen für 2010 ein neues Solo-Projekt.

Das billboard.com Interview:

Springsteen, E-Street Band Taking Time Apart After Tour
After a three-year jag that’s seen two solo albums and ping-ponging around the globe, the members of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band are is expecting some time off when their current North American run ends Nov. 22 in Buffalo.
“We are gonna take, I don’t know how long — a year, year and a half, two years,” guitarist Steven Van Zandt said during a conference call with reporters on Wednesday. “Up to now we’ve been working a lot, and it’s great.” … weiterlesen

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Jun 18 2009

Interview mit Clarence Clemons

“Arthritis Today” führte ein aufschlussreiches Interview mit “Big Man” Clarence Clemons. Der Saxophonist spricht  über seine Knie- und Hüftimplantate und berichtet, wie er sich mit einer speziellen Diät und Gymnastik fit hält:

“There’s no time for pain, especially when I am on stage and the adrenaline is flowing,” says the charismatic, 6-foot-3-inch tall, 240-pound Singer Island, Fla., resident known as Big Man in the biz.
“Being on stage is like no other experience in the world. It certainly takes my mind off the aches and pains,” says Clarence with a laugh. – QUELLE

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