New subscriptions will begin with the Fall/Winter 2013 issue, Backstreets #91

Our massive new issue honors a very Big Man. More than half of the 116-page, perfect bound Backstreets #91 is a tribute to the life and music of... do we have to say his name?

Okay, we will. Our 65-page Clarence Clemons tribute kicks off with Big Man: The Final Chapter, an epilogue to Clarence's book written exclusively for us by his co-author and longtime friend, Don Reo.
After that, page after page of remembrances from longtime friends, colleagues, and fellow musicians, including Little Steven, Robert Santelli, "Stormin'" Norman Seldin of the Joyful Noyze, Vini Lopez, Ernest "Boom" Carter, Mike Appel, J.T. Bowen, Narada Michael Walden, Branford Marsalis, Dale Maharidge, Jo Lopez, Nick Mead, and eulogies from Jake Clemons and Bruce Springsteen.
We've also packed this tribute with stunning images spanning 40 years, from photographers including Eric Meola, Barbara Pyle, Frank Stefanko, Jim Marchese, Rene Van Diemen, Victoria Clemons, James Shive, James Appel, Michael S. Williamson, Teresa Psykaty-Lamicella, Joseph Quever, Guy Aceto, A.M. Saddler, Michael Zorn, and the archives of Billy Smith.
The Clarence tribute section is, appropriately, massive. But it's not the only feature here. We also present the Backstreets Interview with Tom Morello, conducted by editor Christopher Phillips. Over two sessions, and 11 pages in the magazine, Tom discusses his fandom, relationship and work with "the only friend I have who I also subscribe to a magazine about."

Plus: The impending High Hopes, Q&As with Bruce author Peter Ames Carlin and For Music's Sake author Carrie Potter, "fan-based recordings" reviews, and much more. 116 pages, perfect bound, full-color.

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Backstreets #91
Fall/Winter 2013

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FEATURES


BECAUSE THE NIGHTWATCHMAN
The Backstreets Interview with Tom Morello. An 11-page feature in which Tom discusses his fandom, relationship and work with "the only friend I have who I also subscribe to a magazine about." By Christopher Phillips.


BIG MAN: THE FINAL CHAPTER

Clarence's co-author Don Reo offers an epilogue to their New York Times bestseller, exclusive to Backstreets, recalling the Big Man's final days.


"FOR CLARENCE": THE SHOOTING SCRIPT

A very special episode of Little Steven’s
Underground Garage.


CLARENCE

We had to say his name. Remembering Clarence Clemons with a massive look at his life & times.
By Robert Santelli and Christopher Phillips, with
with remembrances by longtime friends, colleagues, and fellow musicians, including "Stormin'" Norman Seldin of the Joyful Noyze, Vini Lopez, Ernest "Boom" Carter, Mike Appel, J.T. Bowen, Narada Michael Walden, Branford Marsalis, Dale Maharidge, Jo Lopez, Who Do I Think I Am? director Nick Mead, and eulogies from Jake Clemons and Bruce Springsteen.

We've also packed this tribute with stunning images spanning 40 years, from photographers including Eric Meola, Barbara Pyle, Frank Stefanko, Jim Marchese, Rene Van Diemen, Victoria Clemons, James Shive, James Appel, Michael S. Williamson, Teresa Psykaty-Lamicella, Joseph Quever, Guy Aceto, A.M. Saddler, Michael Zorn, and from archives including Billy Smith, Norman Seldin, Don Reo, Narada Michael Walden, and the personal collection of Clarence Clemons.


DEPARTMENTS

LETTERS
To the Editors of Backstreets.

ON THE BACKSTREETS
The massive loss of the Big Man, and how we begin again. By Charles R. Cross and Christopher Phillips.

IN THE NEWS
January 14 brings High Hopes. By Caryn Rose.

IN INTERVIEW
Behind Bruce: A Q&A with author Peter Ames Carlin. By Brandon Shaw.

ON THE BOOKS
With a bevy of new Springsteen books, Bruce leads the pack. Reviews by Charles R. Cross and Jeff Vrabel.

IN REVIEW
Critics weigh in on Wrecking Ball. By Bob Crane.

ON THE SIDE
From Asbury Park to the Promised Land comes to
the streets of Phildadelphia. By Shawn Poole.


ON DISC

Wrecking Ball promos, singles & more; ¡Released!
By Peter Schoefboeck and Shawn Poole.


GREETINGS FROM ASBURY PARK

Talking with Carrie Potter about For Music's Sake,
her book on Asbury's Upstage. By Robert Santelli.

UNDERGROUND
Reviews & ratings of "fan-based recordings."

BURNING DOWN THE ROAD
Deeper into "fan-based recordings": installments #19 and #20 from Flynn McLean.

CLASSIFIEDS
Pen pals, messages, and items for sale.


COVER


CLARENCE CLEMONS & BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

June 20, 1975 • New York, NY
Eric Meola Photo


OFF THE WALL


CLARENCE CLEMONS

Backstage in 1975
Barbara Pyle Photo


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