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.
How a Joyride Inspired Bob Seger's 'Hollywood Nights'
Detroit native penned 1978 song about his new home in Los Angeles.
Eric Church Pays Tribute to Bob Seger With Eight-Song Cover Set
Medley of songs lasted for 12 whole minutes.
Why Bob Seger Steadied Course on 'Stranger in Town'
He finally had a hit record with 1976's 'Night Moves.' So, why change what works?
45 Years Ago: Bob Seger Skewers Hollywood Ego on 'Still the Same'
Singer was inspired by the "type A personalities" he'd met in Los Angeles.
50 Years Ago: Bob Seger Digs Deep on Underrated 'Back in '72'
How could something this awesome escape the attention of a wider audience? Because he hates it.
Bob Seger Uninjured Following Halloween House Fire
Singer and wife Juanita emerged unscathed.
40 Years Ago: Bob Seger Takes a Victory Lap With 'Nine Tonight'
Second live album spawned a Top 5 single.
Bob Seger Calls Silver Bullet Bassist's Lawsuit 'Frivolous'
Recording royalties, as well as payments from three different tours, are at the core of the dispute.
Bob Seger Hints That He’s Done Touring Following Bandmate’s Death
"I don't think I could go out (on tour) without him," the singer admits.
The Night Bob Seger Canceled Hours Before Showtime: Book Excerpt
Veteran concert promoter Danny Zelisko shares tales from the business in new memoir 'All Exce$$ Occupation: Concert Promoter.'