Bob Seger is winding down a beautiful rock & roll career with the Silver Bullet Band. His final tour swings through PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte tonight (5/16) so it’s only fitting that we feature him for this Throwback Thursday Video of the Week.
“Shakedown” was released in May 1987 on the Beverly Hills Cop II soundtrack. The video includes plenty of clips from the movie with Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, and Brigitte Nielsen.
Bob Seger almost didn’t get to record “Shakedown.” Initially, the song was offered to Glenn Frey, who’d had a hit with “The Heat Is On” in the first Beverly Hills Cop movie. Glenn didn’t like the lyrics and then came down with laryngitis, so the song was given to Bob, who still performs it in concert.
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