Interview Clip #7 Don Brewer on Bob Seger’s Hollywood Nights – What’s The Deal With The Drumming?

As a former drummer and the father of a kid that is 100 times better at his instrument I know what it’s like to listen to a track in hopes of figuring out what the original drummer was doing. David Teegarden was the drummer in the Silver Bullet band for Bob Seger’s 1978 hit ‘Hollywood Nights” from the album “Stranger in Town.”

In the early 80’s Grand Funk’s Don Brewer joined Bob Seger on the road and the most challenging thing was breaking down what was happening in Hollywood Nights. (Clip DB006)

Original singer Mark Farner sang and wrote most of the hits for Grand Funk but Brewer did have a few

including “We’re an American Band” and “Shinin’ On”…I asked him how far back he went as a drummer who also sang? (Clip DB003)

Having been on stage since the 60’s there must have been a few faux pas moments he could share? (Clip 016)

We will have more from our interviews with Mark Farner and Don Brewer next Saturday. Make sure you check out our merchandise store for Rock History Music sweatshirts, T-shirts, mugs and more and thanks for the support. Go to or get the links in the description of this video. – by John Beaudin