Bob Seger says he plans to release a new album and support it with a tour in 2016.
In a new interview with Billboard, the Detroit rocker reveals he’ll issue “I Knew You When”, an album of unreleased songs that he has updated.
Seger says songwriting still takes focus and time, even after almost 50 years in the business.
“Well, it never gets easier,” he explains. “It takes huge chunks of time, and you’ve got to commit to an enormous amount of staring out the window waiting for the lyric to come.
“The music comes fairly easily, because I’ve been doing this for so long. But coming up with the right lyric is much more difficult -- to write something that’s unique in its own way, and universal.”
Seger is also planning – in his words, a "bucket-list tour" – of places he always has wanted to play, including the New Orleans Jazz Fest and the Hollywood Bowl.
The singer released his first studio album in 8 years, “Ride Out”, in 2014.
The project delivered Seger his highest-ever debut on the US Billboard 200 – landing at No. 3 with opening week sales of 59,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Seger will be honored with the Legend of Live Award at The Billboard Touring Conference & Awards on November 19.
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