Bob Seger's New Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute, "Hey Gypsy" — Video

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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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.