Rocker Bob Seger

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on May 4, 2003

What has Bob Seger been doing? I haven't heard anything from him in some time.
—Brad A., New Hampshire

The rocker, best known for hits such as Old Time Rock & Roll and Like a Rock, has been making headlines as an amateur sailor. The Michigan native won the Port Huron-to-Mackinac Island sailboat race on Lake Huron the last two summers. He skippered Lightning, a 52-foot sailboat with a 10-person crew. Other than sailing, Seger has been tweaking a new record and spending time with his family, a spokeswoman for Capitol Records says. Seger, 57, hasn't made many entertainment industry headlines since his 1996 tour for the album It's a Mystery. One of the most prolific and popular rock 'n' rollers in history, Seger hit No. 1 on the Billboard Catalog Charts last year with his 1994 Greatest Hits album, which Capitol says has certified sales of 6 million, or six times platinum. He has two children: Cole, 9, and Samantha, 7.