About four months ago, Bob Seger went down to Nashville to record a song he'd written about his late friend Glenn Frey. The sparse, tender "Glenn Song" recounts their long friendship. Instead of releasing it on a future album, Seger decided to give it away to mark the one-year anniversary of Frey's death. You can listen and download the track for free by clicking on the link below.
"It's obviously not meant to be a hit," he says. "There's no chorus per se or title section or anything. The idea was just to honor his memory and talk, very specifically, about my impression of him in 1966 when we first met."
"I think it was take one or two," Seger says. "It was the first song we did that day. I said to the drummer, 'Hit it hard even though its a ballad and that's a little incongruous.' I wanted a ballad with a heavy beat because that's the way I remember Glenn."