Steve Van Zandt has said that the band will be meeting in a few weeks
Steve Van Zandt of Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street Band has spoken out about the future of the band following the death of saxophone player Clarence Clemons in June of this year.
According to Van Zandt, the band will be getting together in the next few weeks to talk about their future without Clemons, reports Pollstar.
Van Zandt said that the band will never be the same without Clemons and his signature saxophone sound, but also added that the band weren’t the same after the death of Danny Federici, their keyboard player, in 2008. “That’s a void we will never replace,” admitted Van Zandt.
However, guitarist Van Zandt said that the E-Street Band will most likely carry on playing music ‘until the end’, because “that’s what we do.”
Bruce Springsteen and The E-Street Band band last performed at Clemons‘ funeral in Florida on June 21, alongside Clemons’ nephew. A “slightly revised” version of Springsteen’s eulogy for Clemons was posted on Springsteen‘s official website, BruceSpringsteen.net.
Clemons passed away at the age of 69 on June 18 after suffering a stroke at his Florida home around a week earlier.