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Bob Seger In Planning Stages Of Retirement After One More Record

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on April 5, 2013

in News

Bob Seger did a wide-ranging interview with Gary Graff of the Oakland Press recently, touching on subjects like his new album and possible retirement.

Bob Seger

Bob Seger

Seger is on the road through the mid-May but is looking towards the end of summer and the release of his next studio album, his first since 2006’s Face the Promise. “I think I can soundly say I’ve got two-thirds of it done, virtually done,” he told Graff. “I’m going to pare it down to eight songs and then figure out what I still need and then try to write the songs that will best complement those eight. That’s what I’m gonna start doing May 12. I’ll go right into writing after that.

“I’ve told Capitol (Records) I want this out at the end of August, and they said, ‘OK.’ So hopefully I can turn everything in Aug. 1 and have it come out at the end of August.”

As far as the future, the 68-year-old says that retirement has entered his mind. “I wouldn’t say I’m in the planning stages of retiring, but I’m wide open to it now, and I don’t know how much more there is to prove.

“I wouldn’t mind putting out one more record, one last swan song. That’s all I’m concerned with right now is trying to make that as good as it can be, and then we’ll look at everything else and play it by ear. I’ve had a great career, y’know? It’s been a great run. I don’t want to overstay my welcome.”

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