NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen tells Rolling Stone magazine he cried when he heard Clarence Clemons' saxophone on "Wrecking Ball."
Clemons died last year. Springsteen had hoped to have him on the new album, but Clemons had a stroke.
Springsteen went to Clemons' bedside. Clemons squeezed his hand when Springsteen spoke, but he never regained consciousness.
After Clemons died, producer Ron Aniello took a live rendition of the concert staple "Land of Hopes and Dreams," took Clemons' part and put it into a studio version.
Springsteen said: "When the solo section hit, Clarence's sax filled the room. I cried."
Jon Stewart interviewed Springsteen for the magazine, out this week.