Bob Seger had been kicking around the Detroit music scene, releasing a handful of low-selling albums, for almost a decade before people really started paying attention to him. His rough, R&B-influenced garage rock of the ‘60s eventually gave way to a more polished singer and songwriter who served up a steaming dish of nostalgia alongside the meat-and-potatoes rock he started playing with his Silver Bullet Band in the mid ‘70s. Once he turned the page toward more reflective music on 1976’s ‘Night Moves,’ Seger stuck with the pensive formula for much of the next decade, releasing hit albums like 1978’s ‘Stranger in Town’ and 1980’s ‘Against the Wind,’ his only No. 1. He’s released new music and toured sporadically since the ‘90s, playing a mix of heartland rock sprinkled with bits of twang, pop and soul.
25 Years Ago: Five Classic Artists Release Albums on the Same Day
Simultaneous releases from Ozzy Osbourne, Smashing Pumpkins, the Pretenders, Bob Seger and Anthrax captured the respective artists at very different points in their careers.
Watch Implosion of Detroit's Palace of Auburn Hills Concert Venue
The venue played host to notable concerts by Sting, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, U2 and Bob Seger.
Bob Seger’s Oceanic Leap for ‘The Fire Down Below’
Blue-collar icon looked to Scotland and England for inspiration that created song about prostitution.
Bob Seger Crept Closer to a Breakthrough on 'Beautiful Loser'
He knew all about disappointment, after years of struggling to find a wider audience.
How Bob Seger’s Fans Saved ‘Old Time Rock and Roll’
Classic track wasn’t set to appear on ‘Stranger in Town’ album because his bandmates didn’t like it.
Listen to Alice Cooper Covering Bob Seger’s ‘East Side Story’
Track appears on shock rock icon’s Detroit-themed ‘Breadcrumbs’ EP.
Bob Seger’s Proud That ‘Like a Rock’ Sold ‘a Lot of Trucks’
He’d originally held out against Chevrolet’s request to use song in long-running ad campaign.
Bob Seger, Deep Purple Highlight 'Once Upon a Time' Soundtrack
Quentin Tarantino's new movie includes lots of cool songs from the late '60s.
Elton John, Kiss, Bob Seger Among 2019’s Most Lucrative Tours
Farewell tours from some of rock's biggest stars scored big ticket sales in the first half of the year.