Bob Seger Ends iTunes Holdout

CUPERTINO (CBS SF) – Bob Seger is ending his time as an iTunes holdout. The Grammy Award-winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member’s move into digital music sales on Tuesday, when downloads of the concert albums “`Live’ Bullet” and “Nine Tonight” are set to appear on iTunes and Amazon.com.

The rocker says his remaining catalog “will come out in dribs and drabs.”

Seger said he’ll also use Cupertino based, Apple Inc.’s iTunes to unveil songs from his sizable backlog of unreleased material.

The Michigan resident had been among the few notable acts that staunchly held out from putting his music on iTunes. Seger’s manager Ed “Punch” Andrews says the decision would keep the artist “current.”

Other artists currently not on iTunes include Kid Rock, Garth Brooks, Tool and AC/DC.

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