Bob Seger is commemorating the first anniversary of good friend and Royal Oak native Glenn Frey's death with a new song.
Seger has released the short, mournful ballad "Glenn Song," which he recorded during October in Nashville, via his official web site for free download. The song can be found at http://glenn-song.bobseger.com/
The song reflects on the two singers' long friendship, with lines such as "We were young, we were bold/But you had the deepest soul" and "Showed the whole world what we knew/There was no one quite like you." Seger tells Rolling Stone magazine that, "It's obviously not meant to be a hit...The idea was just to honor his memory and talk, very specifically, about my impression of him in 1966 when we first met."
Frey, who sang on Seger's hit "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man" and moved to Los Angeles during the late 1960s, where he co-founded the Eagles, died on January 18, 2016 at the age of 67 of complications from Acuste Ulcertaive Colitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and pneumonia. He received a Kennedy Center honor posthumously with the band in December, where Seger sang "Heartache Tonight," which he co-wrote, and part of "Life In The Fast Lane."
Upon Frey's death, Seger said that Frey "was a great kid...a joy to be around. I always looked forward to seeing him. It was always memorable..I always kind of thought of him as my baby brother, a little bit. I never thought I'd outlive him. I feel bad doing so."
Seger and Frey last saw each other when the Eagles performed July 24, 2015 at Joe Louis Arena.
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