Bob Seger gave Jane Fonda some love from the stage on Thursday night (Dec. 30) in Los Angeles -- and she gave it right back.
After Seger told the crowd at Los Angeles' Staples Center that the actress and activist was the inspiration for his 1981 song "Her Strut," Fonda posted a photo of the two of them, taken backstage on Thursday, on her official (www.janefonda.com) web site along with a lengthy message:
"You gotta understand, I've always loved Bob Seger. When I hear 'Night Moves,' or 'Against the Wind,' or 'Horizontal Bop' among the many others, I am transported to specific times, exciting times, romantic, sensual times and it makes me so happy.
"He hasn't been touring for a long time so when he got his manager to invite me to come to the Staples Canter for his concert last night Richard and I jumped at the chance. I met him years ago at the L.A. Forum and have a picture of us together then but here we are now -- none the worse for wear. His voice was strong as ever, his band extraordinary and, one of the women back-up singers said Bob may be starting to work on a new album. Fingers crossed.
"My partiality for him pre-existed my discovery -- during a radio interview he did in 1981 -- that his song, 'Her Strut,' was motivated by moi!!!! He confirmed it last night. I am flattered, to say the least and you'll know why when you hear the lyrics. Bob sang it last night and did a shout out to me in front of a packed stadium."
Seger and his Silver Bullet Band play again on Friday (December 30) in Las Vegas, then have three mid-January shows finishing up with a rescheduled date in Greenville, S.C. After that he plans to continue work on his next album, which he hopes to record and release in 2012.
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