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Detroit Legend Bob Seger Turns 68
By: Gary Graff
5/6/2013


Bob Seger
turns 68 today (May 6), and while he's still on the road with his Rock and Roll Never Forgets Tour he's also feeling his age a bit.

The Ramblin' Gamblin' Man even tells us that while he's not ready to pack it in just yet, he does feel like he's nearing the end stages of his career:

"I've had a great career...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...and as far as touring, we'll see. It'd just be nice to have one last record out there, 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. I'm gonna be 68 in May, y'know, so, yeah, It's been a great run."

Seger is, in fact, actively working on that next album; he's been recording in Nashville and playing up to three new songs -- John Hiatt's "Detroit Made," the Wilco/Billy Bragg/Woody Guthrie collaboration "California Stars" and Seger's own "All of the Roads" -- in concert and telling fans he hopes to have the album out in August. It will be Seger's first set of all new material since "Face The Promise" in 2006.

Seger and his Silver Bullet Band have two more dates left on the tour, May 9 in Saskatoon and May 11 in Edmonton, both make-ups for shows that had to be postponed earlier in the tour.

CLICK HERE to learn out more about Gary Graff and his award-winning music journalism including the books he has written on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.


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