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The Boss Updates Fans On His Sax Player's Condition

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Bruce Springsteen has finally come forward to talk about his beloved bandmate Clarence Clemons and the stroke he suffered earlier in the week.

Taking to his Twitter and Facebook, the Boss admitted his friend's condition is "serious" and that he’s going to need some time to get back to his former self. He calls the saxophonist a “beloved comrade” and adds:

“Clarence will need much care and support to achieve his potential once again.”

Well, between his wife, his family and his musical colleagues, we're sure he is surrounded by love and support right now.

Keep the faith, Clarence! You're going to pull through this!

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Clarence Clemons Is Showing Signs Of Improvement!

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Thank goodness!

Although Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons was reported to be in serious condition after suffering a stroke over the weekend in Florida, a source close to the Big Man has revealed that he is showing signs of improvement!

Apparently, he was initially paralyzed on his left side, but has already begun squeezing with his left hand!

AMAZING!

The insider reveals:

"His vital signs are improving. He's responsive. This is the best news we've heard since [the stroke] happened — it's nothing short of miraculous. The next five days will still be critical. But he's a fighter."

Indeed, he must be! This is wonderful news!

Phew!

Keep on fighting, Clarence!

We're all rooting for your recovery!

Stay strong!

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E Street Band's Legendary Sax Player Clarence Clemons 'Seriously Ill' After Stroke

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We're very sad to hear this.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's legendary saxophonist Clarence Clemons is reportedly "seriously ill" after suffering from a stroke at his home in Florida.

Sounds like it's very serious, because E Street Band members have been "advised to get down to Florida as soon as possible."

Clarence is well known for his work on Springsteen hits including Rosalita and Born to Run.

Recently, he contributed his saxophone skills to Lady GaGa's new album Born This Way.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Clarence, as well as his family, friends, and E Street Bandmates.

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Rolling Stone Teases New GaGa Tracks!

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The more and more we hear, the more excited we get!

Lady GaGa recently gave Rolling Stone Magazine a PREVIEW of song of the new tracks from her upcoming album, Born This Way (JEALOUS!), and if they're all as good as they're described to be, then we think we have QUITE the record on its way! Not that we ever doubted that it would be anything short of PERFECTION!

The upcoming songs include:

Judas:

Currently scheduled as the second single from the album, Judas is a classic Lady GaGa pop banger with three huge hooks, a thumping house music breakdown and a vocal part that borrows a bit of Rihanna's distinctive cadence. GaGa has written about falling for the wrong guy before in Love Game and Bad Romance, but this time around she's a bit less dark and dramatic. There's a bubbly sweetness in her voice as she sings "I'm just a horny fool / baby it's so cool / I'm still in love with Judas, baby."

Edge of Glory:

This one sounds crazy in print — it's a massive power ballad with heavy club beats that features Clarence Clemons of the E Street Band wailing on his saxophone (Clemons also plays on Hair) — but somehow it all seems totally natural when you actually hear it. There's an element of cheesiness to it, but it's totally captivating and incredibly catchy. If any of these new GaGa tunes demands to be a big fat hit, this is it. The inclusion of Clemons is an inspired touch that amplifies the song's Eighties stadium rock vibe, but his actual performance is amazing and ranks among the best of his career.

Scheiße:

A remixed version of this number was used in a recent runway show by fashion designer Thierry Mugler. The album version doesn't have the same hardcore European house flavor, but it's definitely the tune most likely to bring back memories of early-Nineties dance crossover hits by C&C Music Factory, Snap and RuPaul. The opening of the song — in which she flatly intones "I don't speak German, but I can if you like" — is fierce, but the song is saved from being a slight novelty by a soaring chorus that vaguely recalls Survivor's Eye of the Tiger.

Hair:

Hair is another inspirational song in the mold of Born This Way, but it's a bit weirder, mixing the yearning romantic melodrama of Pat Benetar's We Belong with the hard industrial metal edge of Broken-era Nine Inch Nails. The lyrics are essentially about embracing one's hairstyle as the ultimate expression of their identity, climaxing with GaGa triumphantly declaring "I am my hair!" in its huge sing along chorus. An anthem for hair salons everywhere.

You and I:

GaGa didn't share the studio version of this theatrical rock ballad, but she did perform it in her concert later in the evening. This one has been part of her Monster Ball setlist for months now, and at this point it's already a crowd-pleasing showstopper. Assuming that the album recording will have more or less the same piano-centric arrangement, You and I will provide a necessary break from the high energy beats on the other tracks.

AMAZING! There seems to be such an eclectic variety of other artists from whom she drew inspiration!

It's hard to imagine how she's successfully combined all of their genres and merged them into one, cohesive sound, but we think that if anyone can do it, she can - and she HAS!

Paws up, bitches! Born This Way is coming!

YAY!

Thoughts?? U excited to hear The Horned GaGa's new tracks??

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