Bob Seger and the Sliver Bullet Band used to be a platinum selling band that dominated the 1970s and 1980s. Now they are an annual touring sensation dominating the road, choosing to play hits like “Turn the Page” rather than frustrate fans with new material. If Seger consistently recorded new material, the Silver Bullet Band would have to grow with the times, and his fans do not want him to expand his musical horizons. No, they are happy to enjoy their Bob Seger tickets to take part for a set of nostalgia and are willing to dish out some big bucks for compilation albums so they can take that sentimentality on the road.
Well, the latest opportunity to rekindle some of those fond memories on both the stage and on the stereo comes this fall. Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band are going to be touring again in November and December. They have already been on tour once this year, but will end 2011 with enough concerts to get to 50 for the year. The man and his backing band will also be cashing in with a new compilation double album.
Ultimate Hits: Rock and Roll Never Forgets will be made available on November 21, 2011 and will include 26 tracks. Never before have all the rock and roll legend’s radio anthems been available on a single release. “Old Time Rock and Roll”, “Night Moves”, “Like a Rock”, and “Katmandu”. Fans have already had a chance to bolster their iTunes library with a free six-song EP made available back in September. Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band also released re-mastered live albums Nine Tonight and Live Bullet.
Basically 2011 has turned into the year of Bob Seger. Fans of classic rock and roll of a bygone era may rejoice in the surprising development.