“Legendary rock star Bob Seger is back. He’s out with his first studio album in eight years. As Charlie Rose reports, his songs sound like they were written for every working man and woman in America, but there was a time when it seemed his music may not reach the masses. Seger joins “CBS This Morning” to talk about his album and making way for a new tour.”
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Bob Seger’s new studio album, Ride Out, will be released October 14 on Capitol Records.
Produced by Seger, the new collection stays true to his legendary sound as he effortlessly marries rock, blues and country, yielding an album with all the hallmarks of the rocker’s deep catalog of hits. Seger began teasing tracks from the album during his 2013 tour, including “Detroit Made,” “All of The Roads” and “California Stars.”
Find out what the critics are saying about Bob Seger’s cover of John Hiatt’s “Detroit Made,” a song that celebrates America’s love affair with the automobile.
“Bob Seger took a step closer to a new album — which would be his first since 2006’s Face the Promise — with the release of a new song on Thursday,” Gary Graff, Billboard.
Both the Detroit Free Press and Oakland Press gave two thumbs up to Saturday’s tribute to Bob Seger during the Concert of Colors music festival.
Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press, “It was the kind of fun, freewheeling night where history shook hands with 2014 and both came out better for it.”
“The Voice” Season 4 finale is this week, and as usual, NBC has a pretty impressive slew of talent lined up. Earlier today, it was announced that Hunter Hayes and OneRepublic will be two contestants’ duet partners, and now Yahoo!’s Reality Rocks can exclusively reveal that reclusive rock legend Bob Seger will also be dueting on Tuesday’s big show.
Seger’s appearance in “Who’ll Stop the Rain,” from 1970’s Cosmo’s Factory, is a revealing match. The two road soldiers share the chorus in weathered empathy.
In the late Sixties and early Seventies, John Fogerty was rock & roll’s Voice of America. On the five Top 10 LPs and seven straight Top Five singles that he wrote, sang and produced with Creedence Clearwater Revival from late 1968 to 1971, Fogerty recharged the scruffy, fundamental poetry of folk, country, blues and rockabilly with shredded-vocal passion, searing-guitar hooks and taut, incisive observations on the state of our democracy. The America in “Proud Mary,” “Lodi” and “Fortunate Son” was bloodied by inequity and rough justice, yet rich in promise and bound for glory, rendered by Fogerty with a reporter’s concision and a dreamer’s conviction.
Bob Seger says the end is not imminent. But it’s in sight.
Though his current Rock and Roll Never Forgets Tour — which rolls into The Palace of Auburn Hills for two hometown shows next week and concludes May 11 in Edmonton — is going “just great,” and a new album is on tap (we hope for this year), Seger says he can see a time in the not-too-distant future when he’ll no longer be touring and recording.