Before being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame last month, Bob Seger was asked about one of his most crowning lyrical successes, the iconic 1970′s classic “Turn The Page.”
Drawn from his own experiences, “Turn The Page” encapsulates the oft-glorified life on the road for a rocker, and how it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.
Metallica famously covered the song on their 1998 covers/compilation album Garage Inc., and it topped the Billboard Mainstream Rock charts for 11 weeks.
“I loved it. They told me they were gonna do it and I loved it,” said Seger. “I really liked the drums, especially, because our drums are really simple. [It was] a cool take on it.”
When it comes right down to it, it’s really hard to pick a favorite because both songs are flawless in their own right. But it needs to be done, it’s time to settle the debate once and for all.
Andrew Celani — WZLX.com
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