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 Bob Seger Got 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.
Why Bob Seger Slowed Down for ‘Against the Wind’
Roots rocker explains move away from the album-every-year approach desired by the music industry in the ‘70s.