Bob Seger debuts new song honoring Glenn Frey
The track arrives on the one-year anniversary of the late Eagles co-founder’s death
Bob Seger has shared “Glenn Song,” his first new song in more than two years, about the passing of his friend and fellow Detroit rocker Glenn Frey.
The track, which is available as a free download at glenn-song.bobseger.com, arrives on the one-year anniversary of the Eagles’ co-founder’s death at the age of 67.
“When I think about you I always smile,” Seger sings on the short, sparse two-minute ballad. “There was no one quite like you.”
Seger and Frey came up together in Detroit in the 1960s and were friends for 50 years. “I loved him like he was my brother,” Seger, 71, told The Detroit News after Frey’s death.
Seger mentored a young Glenn Frey, and Frey played acoustic guitar and sang backing vocals on Seger’s first national hit, “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man,” in 1968.
Seger performed as part of the Eagles tribute at last month’s Kennedy Center Honors. He sang “Heartache Tonight,” the 1979 Eagles hit he co-wrote, and took part in an all-star version of “Life in the Fast Lane” alongside Kings of Leon and Vince Gill.
“Glenn Song” is Seger’s first new song since the October 2014 release of “Ride Out,” his 17th studio album.