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06/29/2016 08:15 pm ET

Paul Simon Might Be Done With Music

“I am going to see what happens if I let go."
Paul Simon told The New York Times that show business "doesn't hold any interest" for him anymore.
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Paul Simon told The New York Times that show business "doesn't hold any interest" for him anymore.

After a storied, six-decade career, Paul Simon may be done with music.

In an interview with The New York Times, the 74-year-old musician said he's "coming towards the end" of a legacy that began when he was a teenager performing alongside Art Garfunkel. Speaking to the outlet, Simon said performing has lost its allure and he's ready to explore other facets of life.

"Showbiz doesn't hold any interest for me," he said. "None."

Simon has been touring across America over the past few months and is preparing for the final leg in his home state of New York. His latest album, "Stranger to Stranger," received rave reviews and debuted at the top of both the rock and Americana/folk album charts.

As for what's next? Simon has a European tour in the fall, then plans to travel where the wind takes him.

“I am going to see what happens if I let go," he told the Times. "Then I’m going to see, who am I? Or am I just this person that was defined by what I did? And if that’s gone, if you have to make up yourself, who are you?”

If this is the end, well, Simon said he doesn't "have any fear of it."

Read the full interview at The New York Times.

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