Tributes have flowed following the death of legendary rock saxophonist and E Street Band member, Clarence Clemons.
Bon Jovi performed "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" as a tribute to Clemons during a concert in Denmark Sunday night. The site NME.com reports that U2 frontman Bono honored the "Big Man" Saturday during U2's concert at Anaheim's Angel Stadium.
"I want you to think about Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band," Bono told the crowd. "I want you to think of Clarence Clemons. This man has carried music, and music carried him until this day."
The band Coldplay posted a video via lead singer Chris Martin on their website of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band "Jungleland" live in London's Hyde Park in 2009, which featured a solo by Clemons. The words "RIP our favourite saxophone player, Clarence 'Big Man' Clemons" appear above the link to the video.
On Twitter, condolences came from stars in various genres of music.
Questlove – drummer for Jimmy Fallon's famed house band and award-wining hip-hop group "The Roots" – tweeted, "RIP Clarence Clemons. A True Legend. Will be absolutely missed."
Guns & Roses guitarist Slash tweeted, "Clarence Clemons was one of the finest musicians/people in this business. He will be sorely missed. RIP" while Jackson 5 member Jackie Jackson also tweeted, "Clarence Clemons you will be greatly missed – RIP."
Singer Bryan Adams said via Twitter, "RIP Clarence Clemons, one of the greatest rock sax players" and Public Enemy frontman Chuck D tweeted simply, "R.I.P. Big Clarence."
To all of Clarence's family and friends.....I apologize for the rude comments posted on this page. Know that you have my sympathy and prayers. Thanks for sharing Clarence with all of us.
Clarence proved to the world that music is universal and friendship is not about color or beliefs. Rest in peace big man, your heart felt sounds will truly be missed.
Saw BS and the ESBand back in '72 or '73...can't remember which, too many doobies ago!. Was on spring break and went to "The City" with a college friend who was from Red Bank, NJ. He took me to the Stone Pony..BS and the ES Band were the gig that night. BS even rolled in their own equip...lights went down, stage lit up and the rest of the night was magical. Will never forget it...may the angels play sax for you Big Man. Thanks for making a young kids night a night he'll never, ever forget.
Good bye Big Man, you will be missed.
What a sweet tribute to a great man and a wonderful way to end a wonderful night. Thanks! http://bit.ly/lq1r76
Hey fools, I don't care how old you are, how rich you are, how ugly you are, everybody smells without a bath. Don't say it's just the old people.
Clarence, you were great! When I think of how much Bruce is going to miss you, after 40 years of you two sharing the stage together, and your close friendship, it makes me very sad.
He was one of the greatest musicians I have ever had the pleasure of seeing live.........RIP brother
The author should also note that Phish, during their show in Portsmouth, Virginia last night, covered Thunder Road in the big man's honor.
The band Phish payed their respects by playing a beautiful Thunder Road in Portsmouth, VA on Sunday. RIP Big Man!
they should write themselves a note on their hand to remind them to take a bath. everyone over 30 needs to do that.
This statement goes out to all of you who have made ugly comments this article.
Please grow up! All of your nasty and disrespectful comments are not needed or wanted. Borrow some respect from someone.
These immature comments are coming from instigators who have not mentally/emotionally progressed beyond the 7th grade, have low self-esteem and are very likely bored with their own existence. Too bad this website doesn't filter them out.
Where did that yarn wig come from, WalMart?
Two members of the E Street Band now have passed. Not because of too much boozing or smoking or heroin, etc... They are great role models for anyone musician out there trying to make it.. E Street will never be the same. First Danny, no Clarence. I hope they never play Tenth Avenue Freeze Out Again in concert, that song is Clarence.. God Bless you Clarence and the E Street Band..
What's up with all the disrespect for the deceased today I just finished reading about poor Ryan Dunn, I mean you guys are like so heartless come on where's the love these were two guys that brought some joy to us in this sometimes crappy world.Come on show a little decency at least to their grieving families.
Agreed Sheena. And one more thing...*POOT*
Dont post ignorant comments. death is no laughing matter and your comments are rude and uncalled for. Grow up or shut up.
Life's a piece of sh¡t
When you look at it
Life's a laugh and death's a joke, it's true.
You'll see it's all a show
Keep 'em laughing as you go
Just remember that the last laugh is on you.
@ jo because I missed what you said on the liza blog until now.
Please forgive them as they know not their transgressions. "lizabeth" represents a nobody with very low self-esteem and these postings are just their sad attempt for attention. I have compassion for the downttrodden and hope that someone can rescue "lizabeth" from his very, very pathetic life before it's too late. Peace out!
ClayBoy loves to blow things. Actually he did like to blow things.
You must be logged in to post a comment.
Our daily cheat-sheet for breaking celebrity news, Hollywood buzz and your pop-culture obsessions.
Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.
Join 7,758 other followers