says he’s not looking forward to the E Street Band’s first tour without saxophonist Clarence Clemons, who died in June.
The guitarist dedicated his latest solo album to his colleague and has rewritten his track Miss You Ray, originally about Ray Charles, to become Miss You C.
Lofgren says of Bruce Springsteen’s 2012 touring plans: “It’ll be more than strange. There’s no Clarence – there can’t be. I remember when we lost Danny Federici: it was rough enough. I found myself standing on stage looking at a video of Danny’s whole life as a musiaind and it was very, very emotional. This will be too. “Clarence and I had a deeper friendship offstage rather than on. It’s an awful loss – we spoke every week.”