Seger, who has sold more than 50 million albums, with 11 platinum and seven multi-platinum titles, also revealed what convinced him to release a studio album for the first time since ‘Face the Promise’ in 1996.
“It just comes and goes. I think I picked [the writing bug] up about a year and a half ago and started writing songs again slowly and surely. Then I said I ‘Yeah, I want to do one more.’ I have written a couple of songs that I really, really, really, really like and that was kind of the driving thing. I want people to hear them!”
Just before starting the next leg of his tour behind his Nov. 21 release ‘Ultimate Hits: Rock And Roll Never Forgets,’ Seger gave a wide-ranging press conference where he answered a host of questions about his music, his friends, and what the future holds for him musically. Here are some of the high points: