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Kid Rock joins Bob Seger on stage in Nashville

By Gary Graff
ggraff@digitalfirstmedia.com, @GraffonMusic in Twi

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Bob Seger and Kid Rock gave Nashville a dose of Detroit rock 'n' roll flavor on Friday night, Jan. 11.

Rock joined his forebear and the Silver Bullet Band on stage at Bridgestone Arena for the finale of his Final Tour show there, playing "Rock and Roll Never Forgets." Seger noted that "I've known him since he started in music" as he brought Rock on stage, while Rock -- sporting a fedora, vest and T-shirt -- told the crowd that it was "an honor to be here tonight, joining my friend and absolute musical hero here...Over 50 years, one of the best singer-songwriters in American history. Maybe his last time in Nashville. I sure hope not."

Rock maintains residences in and around Nashville as well as in Michigan, Alabama and Florida.

Social friends away from music, Seger and Rock have a long history of joining each other on stage dating back to February of 2006, when Seger played "Rock and Roll Never Forgets" with Rock and his Twisted Brown Trucker band during Super Bowl XL weekend shows at Joe Louis Arena. Rock joined Seger and company on stage at the Orlando Calling festival during November of 2011, and the two played a pair of shows on the same bill in Minneapolis and Fargo, N.D., during March of 2013.

Seger also joined rock on stage at the DTE Energy Music Theatre on Aug. 20, 2013, when Rock tied Seger's record with eight sold-out nights at the venue (Rock broke it with two years later)

Seger has Final Tour dates booked into May but is expected to stretch his farewell trek into the summer and perhaps beyond, including some Detroit area dates.

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