Much admired for his raunchy vocals, Bob Seger is revered as a seminal influence by many of the great hard rock bands, especially Metallica, while songs like 'Night Moves', 'Turn the Page' and 'Old Time Rock & Roll' are genre classics. He cut his teeth in various local bands on the vibrant Detroit scene of the 1960s getting a big local hit with 'East Side Story' while fronting the band The Last Heard. Capitol Records signed them as a result and they changed their name to the Bob Seger System. Seger's popularity in Michigan spread to the rest of America in 1969 with a single and album, both titled 'Ramblin' Gamblin' Man', and he subsequently formed the Silver Bullet Band, perfecting his thunderous stage act. The major commercial breakthrough came with 1976's 'Live Bullet', widely considered one of the best live albums ever made, followed by the massively successful 'Night Moves'. The Eagles had a number one with a cover of his 'Heartache Tonight' and success continued through the 1980s until he decided to take a long break. He returned in 2006 with the album 'Face the Promise'. The album, his 16th studio record, was Seger's first as a solo artist and his first new material in eleven years. He followed this up in 2009 with 'Early Seger Vol. 1', a compilation album of hits from the 1970s and '80s, followed by 'Ultimate Hits: Rock and Roll Never Forgets' in 2011. He toured vigorously and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012. 'Ride Out', Seger's 17th album, was released in 2014 and his 18th, 'I Knew You When', in 2017. On 17th November 2017, Mayor Thomas Karnes declared the day Bob Seger Day.