The Big Man is "very happy" with "Big Man: Real Life & Tall Tales," Clarence Clemons' new memoir. But how does The Boss feel about this look inside his usual close-knit camp?
"He loves it," the saxophonist tells Billboard.com about Bruce Springsteen's reaction to the book. "I was getting the manuscript together and one day I was reading it on the plane, and (Springsteen) asked...'Do you mind if I take at look at it?' And he took it to his seat and he came back about 45 minutes later and said, 'Man this is fantastic. This is great!' And that was the best thing I ever heard. It thrilled me so much that he accepted and appreciated what I was doing, and he gave me his blessing. That's the big key is getting the blessing from above in doing something like this."
Springsteen also wrote a forward for "Big Man" and has been hyping it at his shows, referring to Clemons as "the author" during his concert introductions.