BIG Music News: Bob Seger

BOB SEGER:  Runaway Train tour has officially launched

Bob Seger started his Runaway Train tour Thursday night at the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio, and he pretty much picked up where he left off from his last show, March 30th, 2015 in Indianapolis.

Backed by the 14-piece Silver Bullet Band, he turned in a 21-song set list with two surprises -- the live debut of "The Fire Inside" and, for the first time since October 24th, 1986, "You'll Accomp'ny Me."

One noticeable change to the Silver Bullet Band is the replacement of Grand Funk Railroad drummer Don Brewer with Greg Morrow, who has played with Don Henley, Garth Brooks and many others. But Brewer will see his old friends when Grand Funk opens the September 2nd show in Noblesville, Indiana.

The next stop on the tour is Saturday in Moline, Illinois.

Bob Seger’s opening night set list:

  1. Roll Me Away
  2. Trying to Live My Life Without You
  3. The Fire Down Below
  4. You’ll Accomp’ny Me
  5. Old Time Rock and Roll
  6. Mainstreet
  7. Come to Poppa
  8. Her Strut
  9. Like a Rock
  10. The Devil’s Right Hand
  11. It’s Your World
  12. The Fire Inside
  13. We’ve Got Tonight
  14. Travelin’ Man/Beautiful Loser
  15. Turn the Page
  16. Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man
  17. Against the Wind
  18. Hollywood Nights
  19. Night Moves
  20. Rock and Roll Never Forgets

Seger's tour will roll into Texas with shows in Dallas with shows at the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco on October 21st and the Frank Erwin Center in Austin on October 24th.

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN:  Back on stage

Olivia Newton-John is back! Thursday, the singer-actress gave her first live show since her cancer relapse. But it wasn't in a show biz hot spot such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas or New York.

Instead, she took the stage at Evansville, Indiana's Victory Theater, one of those postponed when she took sick in May. While she gave a full show, Olivia didn't do the usual meet-and-greet. She did personally thank one fan who had driven up for the show from Kentucky and brought flowers.

Olivia made it a Midwest weekend -- also performing weekend in Waukegan, Illinois (just outside Chicago); Springfield, Missouri and Joliet, Illinois. Her next scheduled show is September 28th in Stafford, Texas. (

ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME:  New list of Top 10 Rock Hall snubs

In a few weeks, everyone will learn who's been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And so has published its Top 10 list of Rock Hall snubs, based on recent reader feedback. Among the more than 200 artists mentioned, The Moody Blues were the most mentioned "by a landslide."

Here's the entire list:

  1. The Moody Blues
  2. Warren Zevon
  3. Jethro Tull
  4. Grand Funk Railroad
  5. Little Feat
  6. The Guess Who
  7. Emerson, Lake and Palmer
  8. The Doobie Brothers
  9. The Cars
  10. Three Dog Night

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