Bob Seger Says He's 'Open' To Retiring After Next Album
Bob Seger remains hard at work on his long awaited new album -- and is hinting that the still-untitled collection may be his last. Seger has already collaborated with both Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow on the new set, which is his followup to 2006's Face The Promise, and told Classic Rock magazine that ensuring the quality of the album is the most important part of the ongoing sessions, explaining, "All I'm concerned about is trying to make that (album) as good as it can be. 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."
Seger, who's now 68, looked back on his life in rock, saying, "I've had a great career, y'know? It's been a great run. I don't want to overstay my welcome. It'd just be nice to have one last record out there, one last swan song, and then. . . we'll look at everything else."
When we last caught up with Seger, he told us that he had half an album good to go and was cherry picking his best material for the set: "I've got five that I really, really like and then I'm sifting through (laughs), y'know, the other 70 I've got in the can (laughs) -- that's where it's sittin' right now. We did this song, it's called 'The Price,' and I put Trisha Yearwood on it about two months ago, y'know, so, and that came out really, really good as a duet thing. I could actually put one out this fall, right now, if I wanted to. I'm just gonna write a little more before I make the final decision."
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