Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and the E Street Band’s Clarence Clemons will appear together as part of BEA’s opening night keynote, where they will be interviewed live on stage by author Chuck Klosterman. The event marks the debut of BEA’s Author Stage program, which features groupings of authors interviewed by journalists or other authors on one of two new stages on the show floor. The Author Stage interviews, many of which have already been scheduled, will take place throughout the day on Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30.

The series debut with Tyler, Clemons and Klosterman will take place on BEA’s “main” stage in the Special Events Hall on Thursday, May 28 at 5:30 PM and is free to all show attendees. It will follow a CEO roundtable with Tina Brown at 3 p.m., and BEA’s Editor’s Buzz at 4:15 p.m.

Tyler, Clemons and Klosterman all have books coming out this fall. In October, Ecco will publish Tyler’s memoir, Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?; Grand Central will publish Clemons’s book (co-written with Don Reo), Big Man; and Scribner will publish Klosterman’s Eating the Dinosaur. V-p and show manager for BEA Lance Fensterman said, “BEA is about featuring stories, whether real or fictional, and Steve Tyler and Clarence Clemons certainly have their fair share of stories.”

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