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.
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 2006Œs Face the Promise. gI think I can soundly say Ifve got two-thirds of it done, virtually done,h he told Graff. gIfm 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. Thatfs what Ifm gonna start doing May 12. Ifll go right into writing after that.
gIfve told Capitol (Records) I want this out at the end of August, and they said, eOK.f So hopefully I can turn everything in Aug. 1 and have it come out at the end of August.h
As far as the future, the 68-year-old says that retirement has entered his mind. gI wouldnft say Ifm in the planning stages of retiring, but Ifm wide open to it now, and I donft know how much more there is to prove.
gI wouldnft mind putting out one more record, one last swan song. Thatfs all Ifm concerned with right now is trying to make that as good as it can be, and then wefll look at everything else and play it by ear. Ifve had a great career, yfknow? Itfs been a great run. I donft want to overstay my welcome.h
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