Bob Seger Is “Winding Down”
Is Bob Seger getting ready to retire? Seger tells ‘Rolling Stone’ that his career is “winding down,” adding, “I can’t do this much longer.”
“My manager is 70. We’ve been together for 45 years now and we need to stop pretty soon and turn it over to the Kid Rock’s and Eminem’s.” Seger kicked off a U.S. tour at the end of March, which will wrap up May 26th with a show in Cleveland, Ohio. He calls the tour the “final stages” of a long and successful career.
Regarding his forthcoming album, which has no official release date or title yet, Seger says that six new songs have been recorded but he’s aiming for 12. He’s also not sure if the album will consist of all-new material. He says, “If the songwriting gods smile on me, it will all be new. If they don’t, it will be a mixture of new and old — and the best of the old. That’s what it will be, whatever the best songs are is what I’ll put out. Old or new.” You can check out his new single, “Downtown Train” — which he originally recorded back in 1989 but decided not to release at that time — at his website.