BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN CRIED AT CLARENCE CLEMONS SOLO
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bruce Springsteen wanted to have Clarence Clemons on the new "Wrecking Ball" album, but the finished product brought him to tears. Springsteen tells Rolling Stone Clemons had passed on a recording session to get a health checkup, then had a stroke. After Clemons' death, their producer took a live rendition of "Land of Hopes and Dreams" and isolated Clemons' part. They used that for the album. Springsteen says, "When the solo section hit, Clarence's sax filled the room. I cried." He says losing Clemons was "like losing the rain."