In some sad rock'n'roll news, the Rolling Stones saxophonist Bobby Keys has passed away in his Franklin, Tennessee home at 70 years old on Tuesday.
The rocker is most well-known for his iconic solo on the band's hit Brown Sugar.
A keyboardist who played with Keys, Michael Webb, explained that the sax player had been battling a lengthy illness, but had toured with the band this year before his health was too poor to continue on.
The Stones released a statement, saying:
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So much talent!!!
Two saxophonists battled it out on a New York City subway to see which sax player was the fairest musician of them all!!!!
Unfortunately, a winner never appears to have been chosen, but people definitely seemed to enjoy it!
The true question is: was this a set up or just coincidence that two players HAPPENED to be on the same subway and someone HAPPENED to have a camera handy??
We'll probably never know!
Ch-ch-check out the musical rumble (above)!!!
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It looks like the saxophonist who scored his biggest hit with Forever in Love is changing his tune!
After 20 years, the magic between famed saxophonist Kenny G and his soon-to-be ex-wife Lyndie Benson-Gorelick has all but dried up!
Lyndie filed for separation awhile back but we've learned that Kenny has just now decided to pull the plug on the whole operation.
His paperwork cites "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for their divorce and, according to our sources, he also insisted she
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Bruce and Clarence were clearly truly great friends.
Last month, we were very sad to report that E Street Band member/legendary saxophonist Clarence Clemons had passed away at the age of 69 following a massive stroke.
Yesterday, as a tribute to Clarence, Bruce Springsteen performed a 45 minute set during the Tribute to the Late, Great Clarence Clemons event, which took place at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, NJ.
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We have very sad news.
Saxophonist Clarence Clemons has died at the age of 69.
The E Street Band member who Bruce Springsteen called his "beloved comrade," had suffered from a massive stroke on June 12 and had been hospitalized. He passed away on Saturday.
While his condition seemed to be improving after being hospitalized and two subsequent brain surgeries, he unfortunately took a turn for the worse later this week.
Known as the Big Man by fans and friends, he performed on such hits as Born to Run, Thunder Road, Jungleland, and Dancing in the Dark.
Bruce once said of Clarence:
"The story I have told throughout my work life I could not have told as well without Clarence."
He will be greatly missed. His family, friends, and band mates will be in our thoughts and prayers.
[Image via WENN.]
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