Bob Seger’s New Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute Song, “Hey Gypsy”

October 28th, 2014

By Damian Fanelli

Bob Seger released his new studio album, Ride Out, earlier this month.

The second track on the 10-track disc is “Hey Gypsy,” which features a familiar intro — very reminiscent of “Pride and Joy” by the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan.

It turns out “Hey Gypsy” is Seger’s new tribute to Vaughan.

“I wrote kind of as a tribute to Stevie, who I’ve always been a huge fan of,” Seger says. “I remember the last time I saw [him]; it was at an Eric Clapton concert. He traded solos with Eric on ‘Before You Accuse Me,’ and they did it for, like, 15 minutes. It was probably my favorite guitar hero moment of all time. … Three weeks later, he died in a helicopter crash.”

Below, check out a video of Seger and his band performing “Hey Gypsy” on Ellen. In the video below that, Seger discusses the song and his relationship with Vaughan.

P.S.: We’re pretty sure the lead guitarist is Rob McNelley. Enjoy!

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  1. Posted by Connie Munson on August 27th, 2015, 15:11 [Reply]

    Thank you love this!!

  2. Posted by gary gibson on August 27th, 2015, 17:24 [Reply]

    bob is the best

  3. Posted by Julie on August 27th, 2015, 17:44 [Reply]

    Love love love

  4. Posted by jean haynes on August 27th, 2015, 17:51 [Reply]

    Yeah! 2 of my all time favorites wrapped up in one song….Bob Seger…I think you did an excellent job of channeling the great Stevie Ray….

  5. Posted by Gypsystar aka Lisa Randall on August 27th, 2015, 18:30 [Reply]

    Put that man in The Hall of Fame!!! That’s awesome!

  6. Posted by Kyleene on August 28th, 2015, 06:13 [Reply]

    Bob Segerwas successful in channeling Stevie Ray Vaughn. As I listen to thexsong I could hearStevie Ray Vaughn. Good song.

  7. Posted by Dennie Bass on August 28th, 2015, 10:31 [Reply]

    Rob McNelley, used to play in a band named Mongo when he was about 18, and I had the great fortune of having them play at my Rib Fest’s. Great young man.

  8. Posted by Barbara Hood Coonce on August 28th, 2015, 11:14 [Reply]

    Thanks for the pictures ! Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band ! Lots of love ! Still your #1 fan !

  9. Posted by Don MacLeay on August 28th, 2015, 17:19 [Reply]

    Just awesome!

  10. Posted by Stephanie mcgill on August 29th, 2015, 00:22 [Reply]

    I think Stevie ray Vaughn should have already been in the hall of fame so its a big yes please put him in. There

  11. Posted by Daniel Blay on September 3rd, 2015, 23:32 [Reply]

    I would like to receive your newsletters.

  12. Posted by Ima Knowles on September 11th, 2015, 06:18 [Reply]

    I have always been a fan of bob and Stevie Ray’s love that good music


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