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Springsteen Cover Band Pulls Out of Inauguration Party

B Street Band says decision 'based on respect for Bruce'

(Newser) - Never mind the E Street Band, Donald Trump inauguration events are so controversial that even the B Street Band has backed out. The veteran Bruce Springsteen cover band has decided to pull out of New Jersey's Garden State Presidential Inaugural Gala on Thursday night, the AP reports. Springsteen has... More »

Clemons, Bruce Bridged Rock's Racial Divide

E Street Band opposites overcame a segregated genre

(Newser) - When America lost Clarence Clemons, it "lost an ideal." In the pairing of "Southern Baptist black" with "Jersey Shore white," Bruce Springsteen and Clemons gave life to "a cultural example of how the divides of race can come together over music," writes Timothy... More »

'Big Man' Clarence Clemons Dead at 69

Saxophone player suffered a serious stroke last Sunday

(Newser) - Clarence Clemons, the saxophonist who found fame as a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, has died. He was 69 years old. Clemons suffered a stroke last Sunday, and the New York Times reports that the cause of death was complications from that stroke. The paper calls Clemons... More »

Springsteen Gives Update on Clemons

Beloved comrade showing signs of improvement after stroke: Bruce

(Newser) - E Street Band sax player Clarence Clemons is showing signs of progress after suffering a massive stroke , Bruce Springsteen says, encouraging fans to pray for his "beloved comrade." Clemons, 69, "will need much care and support to achieve his potential once again" and reach greater heights as... More »

E Street Saxman Clarence Clemons Suffers Stroke

Falls ill in Florida home, condition not yet known

(Newser) - Saxophonist Clarence Clemons of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band is "seriously ill" after suffering a stroke in his Florida home, reports 411.com . Clemons, 69, has had a series of recent health problems primarily related to his back and knees, but performed just last month with Lady Gaga... More »

Conan Dumps Disloyal Bandleader Max Weinberg

E Street Band drummer won't be moving to TBS with Coco

(Newser) - Conan O'Brien is moving to TBS this fall, but Max Weinberg isn't, reports Movieline . The bandleader and drummer for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, who has been with Coco since his late-night debut in 1993, recently approached Jay Leno about replacing the outgoing Kevin Eubanks —but that betrayal isn't... More »

Boss to Michigan: Hello, Ohio!

Slip-up 'every frontman's nightmare,' says chagrined Springsteen

(Newser) - Want to get away, Boss? Bruce Springsteen bellowed "Hello, Ohio!" to his fans at the Auburn Hills Palace. That's in Michigan. The 60-year-old rock legend referred to the neighboring state several times Friday night until E Street Band guitarist Steve Van Zandt whispered in his ear. More »

Beat Goes On for Bruce, Wife

Duo perform in Denver, shrug off scandal

(Newser) - Bruce Springsteen’s wife proved she’s tougher than the rest Friday night, playing alongside him at a concert in Denver and ignoring reports the Boss has been stepping out with a married woman, the New York Post reports. While Patti Scialfa sang back up for the E-Street Band, the... More »

E Street Rocker Danny Federici Is Dead at 58

Keyboardist played on decades of Springsteen hits

(Newser) - Longtime Bruce Springsteen keyboardist Danny Federici died yesterday at the age of 58 in New York after a three-year battle with melanoma. As a member of the Boss’ E Street Band, he performed on hit records for decades and helped bring Springsteen into the spotlight after jamming in New Jersey... More »

Springsteen Makes 'Magic' Again

First album in five years due October 2

(Newser) - Bruce Springsteen will release "Magic"—his first album with his iconic E Street Band in half a decade—on October 2. The 11-track album is produced by Brendan O'Brien, who also produced the Grammy-winning "The Rising," the last Springsteen/E Street collaboration. More »

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