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New Rod Stewart album sees return to ‘old-fashioned Rod’

May 16, 2013

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Rod Stewart’s new album Time marks a welcome return to his unique pop/rock style of the 1970s and 1980s. “It’s just a good, old-fashioned Rod Stewart album with a lot of mandolin, acoustic guitar and fiddles, and good storytelling,” said 68-year-old Rod.

  It’s his first album of all-new material since 2001’s Human. For the first time in nearly 20 years, he also had a hand in writing most of the songs.

  Watch the video for the first single, ‘It’s Over’, HERE…

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Rod Stewart to publish ‘tell-all’ autobiography

October 7, 2011

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Rod Stewart has confirmed he is working on his autobiography and promises to hold nothing back.

“Forget skeletons in the closet; this one’s going to be socks and knickers under the bed,” says Stewart.

The book will tell 66-year-old Stewart’s life story, taking in his early days in The Jeff Beck Group and The Faces, to the present day. He will also talk about his three marriages, his playboy lifestyle, and his romantic conquests.

Watch a video and read the full story HERE…

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Rod Stewart won’t rejoin The Faces until Ronnie Wood quits the Rolling Stones

June 17, 2011

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Rod Stewart says he has ruled out rejoining his old band The Faces until guitarist Ronnie Wood leaves the Rolling Stones. He is concerned that Wood’s heart is not in a Faces reunion because he is still committed to his work with the Stones.

   “The trouble with Ronnie is, we get together and we mess about, but he is still committed to the Stones,” Stewart told US magazine Billboard. “Talking for myself and the rest of the band, we need a commitment – not just, ‘Well, I’ve got next month off’. It doesn’t work like that. It’s not very professional.”

   He added: “If he can give us the time, then I’ll commit to that as well. Until he’s finished with the Stones, whenever that will be, I can’t commit to it.”

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Rod Stewart gives Prince Charles free gig as a 60th birthday gift

October 14, 2008

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Rod Stewart – who usually charges up to £1 million for private shows – has reportedly waived his fee for Prince Charles and will be performing at the Prince’s 60th birthday party in November for free.

 

Stewart – who will be 64 in January 2009 – is a close friend of the Prince and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

 

It has been revealed that the rock legend will not charge a fee for entertaining family and friends of the heir to the throne at his Highgrove estate in Gloucestershire on November 15, 2008 – the day after the Prince’s 60th birthday. The birthday party is being hosted by the Duchess of Cornwall.

 

A spokesman for Clarence House, the Prince’s official royal residence, said: “The main musical entertainment at the party will be provided by Rod Stewart, who is an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust. He is giving his performance as a birthday present to the Prince.”

 

The heir to the throne was born at Buckingham Palace at 9.14pm on November 14, 1948, and was christened Charles Philip Arthur George a month later.

 

Rod Stewart – reportedly hailed as music’s “best white soul singer” by soul legend James Brown – previously played at the Concert for Diana in July 2007 to commemorate the life of the late princess. In the same year, Prince Charles presented Stewart with his CBE.

 

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The Faces to reform?

July 11, 2008

The Faces keyboard player Ian McLagan has confirmed that he and the surviving members of the band – Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood and Kenney Jones – are considering a reunion.

 

There has been speculation about The Faces reuniting for a one-off concert for the past couple of years. This time, though, it looks like it might happen – perhaps by the end of the year.

 

McLagan said the band members had all agreed to reform and it is just a case of trying to find a time that is convenient for everyone.

 

“Rod hasn’t wanted to do it for a long time; he didn’t see the need,” McLagan told BBC 6Music. “But I think he really wants to now. It’s going to be great if it does happen.”

 

Meanwhile, The Sun has reported that Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood recently met at a restaurant in London’s Mayfair to discuss the possibility of returning to the recording studio with the band. According to some reports, they may start recording an album this autumn, followed by a winter tour.

 

Stewart has always maintained that The Faces would not be The Faces without bass player and singer Ronnie Lane who died in 1997, aged 51, two decades after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

 

But two years ago, Stewart hinted that he would consider reuniting The Faces “for the right reasons” – such as a big one-off charity event.

 

The Faces were formed in 1969 after frontman Steve Marriott left The Small Faces to form Humble Pie. The remaining members – Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones – poached Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood from the Jeff Beck Group and they became The Faces.

 

The Faces released four studio albums which included hits such as ‘Stay With Me’ and ‘Ooh La La’. They toured regularly from 1970 to 1975, although a disillusioned Ronnie Lane left the band in 1973, and Stewart simultaneously pursued a solo career. During the band’s final year, Wood also toured with The Rolling Stones, whom he later joined.


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