Springsteen Cried Over Clemons’ Sax Solo

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March 14, 2012 | 8:26am EST

Bruce Springsteen broke down in tears when he heard late musician Clarence Clemons’ haunting saxophone solo on his new album.
The longtime E Street Band star passed away last year and was unable to contribute to The Boss’ new record Wrecking Ball due to his health problems.

After Clemons’ death, Springsteen’s producer Ron Aniello took a live recording of his saxophone part and edited it into a track on the album called Land of Hopes and Dreams, and the rocker admits he couldn’t control his emotions when he heard the song.

He tells Rolling Stone, “When the solo section hit, Clarence’s sax filled the room. I cried.”