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Bob Seger to release new album in October

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Bob Seger is ready to "Ride Out" with a new album this fall.

Just a few days after releasing his version of John Hiatt's "Detroit Made" in time for the Woodward Dream Cruise, Seger has announced an October 14 release for "Ride Out," his first new album in eight years, since 2006's platinum "Face the Promise." Seger produced the set himself, recording mostly in Nashville and suburban Detroit -- including at good pal Kid Rock's studio in Clarkston.

In a statement, Seger sdays that, "I feel really good about this record. This album touches on how I think a lot of us feel about finding our place in a more complicated world -- from how we appreciate things as simple and pure as love, to navigating through the corruption and violence that permeates the news. It sums up a lot of feelings I have about a variety of subjects."

A full track list for "Ride Out" has not yet been released, but it will "Detroit Made," "All of The Roads" and a cover of the Wilco/Billy Bragg/Woody Guthrie song "California Stars" -- all three of which Seger previewed during his spring 2013 concert tour. Other songs Seger has mentioned recording include "Wonderland," "Ride Out" (once in the running to be the title track) and "Gates of Eden."

Seger and his Silver Bullet Band are expected to tour in support of "Ride Out," but no dates have yet been announced.

Seger, who turns 70 in May of 2015, has also said "Ride Out" could be his final studio album ever. During his 2013 tour he openly spoke about contemplating retirement, saying that, "I don't know how much more there is to prove. I wouldn't mind putting out one more record, 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 and play it by ear. I've had a great career. It's been a great run. I don't want to overstay my welcome."

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