Bob Seger's relationship with his fans is the focus of second video from his latest album, "Ride Out."
The clip, for the song "California Stars," premiered Wednesday, Feb. 11, on pastemagazine.com. It was filmed during Seger's Dec. 5 show in Cleveland and directed by Possum Hill, who also helmed the clip for the album's first single, John Hiatt's "Detroit Made." The 3.17 video mixes footage of Seger and his Silver Bullet Band performing the song with fans both in the crowd and on the arena concourse before the show, many sporting Seger T-shirts.
"California Stars" was first released during 1998 by Wilco and Billy Bragg as part of their "Mermaid Avenue" album, which was comprised of new songs written around unrecorded Woody Guthrie lyrics. Seger heard the song and satellite radio and recalls that, "I said, `Wow, what was that?` I found out later Woody Guthrie had written some of the lyrics. I was going to go into the studi the next week to cut a couple of things and I said, 'I`m gonna do that one, too` and the (Silver Bullet backup singers) came along with me and then we added the Motor City Horns and we got our own kind of unique version of it."
"Ride Out" came out in October and debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 -- Seger's best showing since "Like a Rock" in 1986 -- and at No. 1 on the Rock Albums chart.
Seger and company will be on the road through March 28 in Nashville, and tickets are still available for his March 26 concert at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
Check out the "California Stars" video at http://bit.ly/1yj6ckj