Wednesday, October 8, 2014

AUDIO: Bob Seger previews Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute Hey Gypsy

Bob Seger has released a behind the scenes preview of “Hey Gypsy”, a track from his forthcoming album, “Ride Out”, due October 14.

“That’s a song I wrote as a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan, who I‘ve always been a huge fan of,” says Seger. “I remember the last time I saw Stevie: it was at an Eric Clapton concert and he traded solos with Eric on ‘Before You Accuse Me’, the old blues song – he did it for like 15 minutes – and it was probably my favorite guitar hero moment of all-time. They were playing so good.”

“So I went backstage,” Seger continued. “I’ve known Stevie for a while and Eric… told him how much I loved it and then, unfortunately, three weeks later he died in a helicopter crash.”

“I really tried to write this song as if I was trying to channel Stevie,” he added. “I was trying to write a song he might have written; that’s the whole point of it.”

“Ride Out” is Seger’s his first studio album in 8 years, since 2006’s “Face The Promise.”

The Detroit rocker will launch a North American tour on November 19 in Saginaw, Michigan.

See also:

Bob Seger announces North American tour
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Bob Seger announces new album Ride Out
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