By Bob Vincent
Bob Seger largely disappeared from public life following the conclusion of his 1996 tour in support of It's A Mystery. He'd been working nearly non-stop for thirty years, and with few financial concerns (and very young children at home), he decided it was time to take a well-deserved break. Until his 2006 comeback album Face The Promise and its subsequent tour, fans tended to only see him in the stands at Detroit Pistons games.
The lone exception was Seger's 2004 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He reunited the Silver Bullet Band for the occasion and treated the black tie crowd at New York's Waldorf Astoria ballroom to "Old Time Rock and Roll" and "Turn the Page." (Watch video of the latter performance above.)
Kid Rock delivered Seger's induction speech. "Until tonight, the most underrated singer/songwriter and live performer of our time has been Bob Seger," he said...