BIG 95 Music News: Bob Seger, Eric Clapton

BOB SEGER:  New album on the way in November

Bob Seger says he will release a new album in November.

He made the announcement Saturday night during his show in the Detroit suburb of Clarkston, Michigan.

Seger, who has been working on the album for the past few years at his Michigan studio as well as in Nashville, says the first single was supposed to be out last Friday, but has been delayed until this Friday or next, adding that it will be out before his performance at the Palace of Auburn Hills in the Detroit area on September 23rd. He also said he'll perform it that night, which will be the last event held at the arena.

The album, his 18th studio effort, will be his first since 2014's Ride Out.  Seger will bring his current tour to Texas with two shows, October 21st in Dallas and October 24th in Austin.  

ERIC CLAPTON:  Documentary on the way

The first trailer for the long-awaited Eric Clapton documentary is out.

Life in 12 Bars, directed by Lili Fini Zanuck, is being shown multiple times at the Toronto International Film Festival now through September 17th. It will debut on Showtime on February 10th. It includes interviews with ClaptonGeorge Harrison, Steve Winwood, his former wife Pattie Boyd and more.

 

THE ROLLING STONES:  European tour underway

The Rolling Stones' No Filter European tour got underway Saturday night in Hamburg, Germany and there were a few surprises.

The first was opening with "Sympathy of the Devil," which traditionally comes later in the show. But the biggest was the performance of a song they hadn't done in 44 years -- “Dancing With Mr. D,” the opening track on 1973's Goats Head Soup. For those keeping score, the last time was October 19th, 1973.

They also broke out “Under My Thumb” for the first time since November 22nd, 2006 and “Play With Fire," which they last played on February 23rd, 1990.

Also making it into the set were two songs off their last album, 2016's Blue & Lonesome -- Buddy Johnson’s “Just Your Fool” and Jimmy Reed’s “Ride ‘Em on Down.”

Up next is Munich, Germany on Tuesday. The No Filter tour runs through October 25th in France.

Rolling Stones - Hamburg, Germany Set List:

  • “Sympathy for the Devil”
  • “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It)”
  • “Out of Control”
  • “Just Your Fool”
  • "Ride ‘Em on Down”
  • “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”
  • “Play With Fire”
  • “Dancing With Mr. D”
  • "Under My Thumb”
  • “Paint It, Black”
  • “Honky Tonk Women”
  • “Slipping Away”
  • “Happy”
  • “Miss You”
  • “Start Me Up”
  • “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”
  • “Gimme Shelter”
  • “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”

More BIG 95 MUSIC NEWS headlines for September 11th:

Mick Fleetwood will be at the Piccadilly Theater in London on September 26th to discuss his new book, Love That Burns – A Chronicle of Fleetwood Mac, Volume One: 1967-1974, with Guardian writer Michael Hann.

Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and Steve Lukather of Toto guest on Californiasoul, the new album from the Supersonic Blues Machine, which will be out on October 20th. The Supersonic drummer is Kenny Aronoff.

The Moody Blues will do another Las Vegas residency, performing Days of Future Passed at the Wynn Hotel at the end of January. They also have a rock cruise on the schedule earlier that month.

Paul McCartney makes an appearance on the new album from Charlotte Gainsbourg, which will be out on November 19th.

Eight months after giving birth, a trim Janet Jackson opened her State of the World tour last night (Thursday) in Lafayette, Louisiana. The 51-year-old wore tight jeans and a fitted white sweater.

When  Patsy Cline Was…Crazy comes to home video October 6th. It combines the PBS documentary Patsy Cline: American Masters with additional interview footage and performances of “Crazy” and “I Fall to Pieces.”

Lynyrd Skynyrd issued a statement regarding country star Troy Gentry, who was killed in a helicopter crash Friday. Skynyrd: “Our hearts go out to the Gentry family … what a tragic loss. Troy was not only someone we were able to share the stage with, he was a close friend. We send out a prayer for his family in this time of mourning. We do know one thing for sure, rock and roll heaven just gained another angel. We are gonna miss you, Brother.”

Bob Seger has announced five more dates on his Runaway Train tour, which now takes him through November 17th in Chicago. Up next is tomorrow night (Tuesday) in Rochester, New York.

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