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November 9, 2003 | Randy Lewis
Detroit rocker Bob Seger, who drastically cut back his touring and recordings in the '90s to start a family, returns to the pop spotlight with Tuesday's release of his "Greatest Hits, Vol. 2" album. The veteran musician discusses the new album, life at 58 and the prospect of joining the growing legion of '70s rockers on the lucrative classic-rock concert trail. Does it surprise you that the "Night Moves" album became a touchstone of '70s rock? Oh, yes.
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June 18, 2013 | By Amy Reiter
Danielle Bradbery beat out rivals Michelle Chamuel and the Swon Brothers to emerge as the Season 4 winner of "The Voice" on Tuesday night, giving coach Blake Shelton his threepeat. Yup, for the third straight year, and in three out of the four seasons the show has been on the air, a contestant mentored by Shelton has taken the show's top honors. "I don't give a crap, honestly, about a threepeat," Shelton had said early in the night, long before the results were revealed, insisting he was focused only on this year, when he again had two contestants in the final three.
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December 25, 2011 | By Melinda Newman, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Bob Seger remembers the first time he played the Whisky a Go Go. It was the late '60s and he'd invited his father, who'd deserted the family in Michigan in 1955 when Seger was 10, to the Sunset Strip show. "I'd seen him earlier in the afternoon, and I was a little disappointed that he didn't come," says Seger, calling from his Detroit-area home. "Unfortunately, then the tour moved on and, in the next two months he died, which was sad. " It took several more years and a few more stops at the Whisky before Seger, who plays Staples Center on Wednesday, catapulted to stardom on the back of 1976's one-two punch of Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band's "'Live' Bullet" and his seventh studio album, "Night Moves.
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December 25, 2011 | By Melinda Newman, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Bob Seger remembers the first time he played the Whisky a Go Go. It was the late '60s and he'd invited his father, who'd deserted the family in Michigan in 1955 when Seger was 10, to the Sunset Strip show. "I'd seen him earlier in the afternoon, and I was a little disappointed that he didn't come," says Seger, calling from his Detroit-area home. "Unfortunately, then the tour moved on and, in the next two months he died, which was sad. " It took several more years and a few more stops at the Whisky before Seger, who plays Staples Center on Wednesday, catapulted to stardom on the back of 1976's one-two punch of Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band's "'Live' Bullet" and his seventh studio album, "Night Moves.
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October 29, 1994 | CHUCK CRISAFULLI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There's a reason rock fans have heard more of Bob Seger in TV commercials in recent years than from the stage. "I'm a first-time dad," crows the 49-year-old singer, "and I'm practicing active fatherhood six to eight hours a day. Plus night shifts. Plus weekends." With a 22-month-old son and another child due in April, Seger doesn't mind having some time on his hands these days. He made the decision to slow down his music-making five years ago when he married his current wife, Nita.
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April 13, 1986 | ROBERT HILBURN
Bob Seger, whose "American Storm" is one of the fastest-rising singles in the country, laughed when asked if he views the increasing gray in his beard as a badge of honor--a symbol of his survivor status in rock. Seger, the dean of the '70s-spawned class of American rock songwriters that includes Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, returned, "No, I hate it, but what can you do?
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April 20, 1996 | STEVE APPLEFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There was no special fanfare to mark the entrance of Bob Seger at the Forum on Thursday, nothing to suggest that he had been away from touring for nearly nine years. He casually strolled out in jeans, a T-shirt and a black leather vest, ready for another night's work, just as if he had never left.
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October 29, 1995 | Mike Boehm
* * * Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, "It's a Mystery," Capitol. Seger's first new album in four years has its share of clunkers burdened by punch-pulling, synth-happy production, uninvolving social commentary and strained vocals, but its highlights are enough to bring Seger back from the brink of irrelevance. A welcome, if partial, reassertion of strength. Albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor) to four (excellent).
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April 13, 1986 | CHRIS WILLMAN
"LIKE A ROCK." Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band. Capitol. At the start of the slow, sad "The Ring," the scene is set as a young couple ties the knot amid the usual promises of undying love and a better life somewhere else. You know that these naive dreams won't come true by the end of the tune, because it's a Bob Seger song, after all, and he's still up to what he often does best: crooning nostalgic and melancholic ballads of loss, regret and disillusionment.
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October 26, 2011
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Empire Polo Club Stagecoach Country Music Festival, April 27-29 (Fri.) Staples Center Bob Seger, Dec. 28 (Sat.) Hollywood Palladium Sebastian Ingrosso, Dec. 10 (Wed.); Wilco, Jan. 24 (Fri.) Citizens Business Bank Arena Avenged Sevenfold, Dec. 17 (Sat.) Gibson Amphitheatre Gabriel Iglesias, Dec. 30 (Fri.) Pantages Theatre The Cure, Nov. 21-23 (Mon.)
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September 13, 2011
NBC News has given a muscular-sounding name to its new prime-time newsmagazine: "Rock Center With Brian Williams. " Williams, anchor of "NBC Nightly News," will host the hour-long, as-yet-unscheduled program, with reports from Harry Smith, Kate Snow and other network correspondents. The name, though, may take some getting used to, which Williams wryly noted in the news release Monday: "Hopefully our journalism will speak louder than any name. If it doesn't, perhaps people will tune in to 'Rock Center' hoping to see Tina Fey. " —Scott Collins Bob Seger albums go digital Just put those old records back on the shelf: Bob Seger is headed to iTunes.
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November 9, 2003 | Randy Lewis
Detroit rocker Bob Seger, who drastically cut back his touring and recordings in the '90s to start a family, returns to the pop spotlight with Tuesday's release of his "Greatest Hits, Vol. 2" album. The veteran musician discusses the new album, life at 58 and the prospect of joining the growing legion of '70s rockers on the lucrative classic-rock concert trail. Does it surprise you that the "Night Moves" album became a touchstone of '70s rock? Oh, yes.
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April 20, 1996 | MIKE BOEHM
Can a band as unrelentingly dark and dire as Korn enjoy an evening of triumph? Nah. It was anger and revulsion as usual Thursday for the hammering, metal-tinged Orange County band, which was capping a year and a half of road work. The Hollywood Palladium was packed with fans who swarmed the floor like locusts in a cornfield and knew every shout-along refrain from the band's half-million selling debut album, "Korn," which slowly became a hit thanks to dogged touring since its 1994 release.
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April 20, 1996 | STEVE APPLEFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There was no special fanfare to mark the entrance of Bob Seger at the Forum on Thursday, nothing to suggest that he had been away from touring for nearly nine years. He casually strolled out in jeans, a T-shirt and a black leather vest, ready for another night's work, just as if he had never left.
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January 14, 1996 | Jerry Crowe, Jerry Crowe is a Times staff writer
Bob Seger put on such lively, invigorating concerts in the '70s and '80s with the Silver Bullet Band that it was hard to imagine him not being on stage. But it has been nine years now since he last hit the road with his spirited yet thoughtful, good-time American rock 'n' roll. On the eve of a new tour that begins Friday in Charleston, S.C.
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September 13, 2011
NBC News has given a muscular-sounding name to its new prime-time newsmagazine: "Rock Center With Brian Williams. " Williams, anchor of "NBC Nightly News," will host the hour-long, as-yet-unscheduled program, with reports from Harry Smith, Kate Snow and other network correspondents. The name, though, may take some getting used to, which Williams wryly noted in the news release Monday: "Hopefully our journalism will speak louder than any name. If it doesn't, perhaps people will tune in to 'Rock Center' hoping to see Tina Fey. " —Scott Collins Bob Seger albums go digital Just put those old records back on the shelf: Bob Seger is headed to iTunes.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2013 | By Amy Reiter
Danielle Bradbery beat out rivals Michelle Chamuel and the Swon Brothers to emerge as the Season 4 winner of "The Voice" on Tuesday night, giving coach Blake Shelton his threepeat. Yup, for the third straight year, and in three out of the four seasons the show has been on the air, a contestant mentored by Shelton has taken the show's top honors. "I don't give a crap, honestly, about a threepeat," Shelton had said early in the night, long before the results were revealed, insisting he was focused only on this year, when he again had two contestants in the final three.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 1995 | Mike Boehm
* * * Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, "It's a Mystery," Capitol. Seger's first new album in four years has its share of clunkers burdened by punch-pulling, synth-happy production, uninvolving social commentary and strained vocals, but its highlights are enough to bring Seger back from the brink of irrelevance. A welcome, if partial, reassertion of strength. Albums are rated on a scale of one star (poor) to four (excellent).
ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 1994 | CHUCK CRISAFULLI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There's a reason rock fans have heard more of Bob Seger in TV commercials in recent years than from the stage. "I'm a first-time dad," crows the 49-year-old singer, "and I'm practicing active fatherhood six to eight hours a day. Plus night shifts. Plus weekends." With a 22-month-old son and another child due in April, Seger doesn't mind having some time on his hands these days. He made the decision to slow down his music-making five years ago when he married his current wife, Nita.
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