Rod in Rabat Morocco 20/05/2017
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Rod and Penny pop into The Three Colts pub in Essex
Rod pops into the Woodend Bar Aberdeen !2/5/2017
Rod poped into the Woodend Bar just before the Celtic v Aberdeen football game on Friday 12th May. He signed a huge bottle of whisky which will be auctioned for the bars next charity event.
With thanks to the staff for allowing the RSFC to post this news and photographs.
Rod at Celtic v Aberdeen match 12th May 2017
Rod to perform at Mawazine festival
Published on : 04/04/2017
Rock n roll lovers, brace yourselves, you will not be disappointed !
Rabat, on 20th March 2017 : Rod Stewart is one of the best selling artists in the history of recorded music, with over 200 million records sold worldwide. His signature voice, style and haircut have transcended all genres of popular music, from rock & roll, new wave and even tackling the Great American Song Book; making him one of the few stars to enjoy continued success over five decades. He has garnered two inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and won countless awards including a Grammy and the ASCAP Founders Award for songwriting.
Having recently passed his fiftieth anniversary as a recording artist, he continues to add new chapters to an incomparable career. With his twenty ninth solo studio album, Another Country, Stewart picks up where his last album. 2013’s globally acclaimed Time, left off.
Holding the album « Another country » together is that voice—a voice that led the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, to call Stewart “the best white soul singer,” a voice about which Elton John once said, “Bar none, Rod’s the best singer I’ve heard in rock ‘n’ roll.” That distinctively raspy, impressively expressive, and surprisingly versatile voice, has been heard around the world; from his early days with the Jeff Beck group, through the glory years bouncing between the glorious Faces and a triumphant solo career, right up to the five volumes of the Great American Songbook, the official best-selling series of new recordings in pop history. Rod Stewart is sure to enjoy many more years of success in the studio and on the stage alike.
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Daily Star 10/05/2017
CHEAPSKATE millionaire Sir Rod Stewart treats his model wife Penny Lancaster to Sunday lunch – at budget sarnie shop Subway.
The music legend looked miserable as he splashed out on two sandwiches for him and leggy beauty Penny.
Onlookers said he didn’t even stretch to a footlong sub, instead opting for two six-inch subs.
Depending on their fillings, Subway’s sixinch sandwiches cost between a measly £2.60 or a wallet-busting £4.70.
Spiky-haired Sir Rod, 72, also appears not to act the gent in our exclusive snaps – instead grabbing the first seat he can find and making Pen, 46, fetch her own chair.
The onlooker said: “It was quite amusing seeing this loaded rock star come into Subway with this beautiful woman and buy her lunch for under £5.
“He seemed very distant and they didn’t say much while they were in the shop.”
The rocker and Loose Women star Penny tucked into their unromantic lunches inside the takeaway restaurant near their home in Harlow, Essex.
It is unlikely Rod wooed Penny, or his string of model ex-wives and girlfriends, with bargain basement food when they started dating.
Rod Stewart recalls '60s Redcar gig with legendary Blues singer as he chats to the Echo ahead of Durham concert
The Northern Echo 3/05/2017
Cricket may not be his game, but one of the planet's most successful singers is heading to the home of the sport in the region for what he promises will be a spectacular summer concert. Andrew White speaks to Sir Rod Stewart
ASK Rod Stewart what he knows about cricket and he's on a sticky wicket.
You see Rod doesn't do cricket. "I'm a one-sport man," he tells me. "There's football and that's it."
One of the best-selling artists in music history, Rod – more correctly Sir Rod following his knighthood last year for services to music and charity – is speaking to me from his home in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles.
The subject of 'the gentleman's game' arises because the raspy-voiced rocker is heading to the Emirates Riverside, home of Durham County Cricket Club, next month (Friday, June 9) to perform his arena show 'From Gasoline Alley to Another Country'.
Given his self-confessed obsession with football, you may be forgiven for thinking he would be more at home in the venue for the only other UK mainland concert he will be performing this year – Greenhous Meadow, the home of Shrewsbury Town Football Club.
But not a bit of it.
"I'm very much looking forward to it," he says. "Durham is a place I've never played before as far as I know, so it'll be entirely new for me."
Rod says the Durham show will be a mixture of old and new songs and uses words like "exciting", "wonderful", and – of course – "sexy" to describe what people can expect.
He will be drawing on five decades of experience in the music business, which has seen him sell more than 200 million records worldwide and spawned massive hits like Maggie May, Do Ya Think I'm Sexy, Baby Janes and The First Cut is the Deepest – as well as more recent success with his acclaimed series of American standards.
And he is keen not to disappoint his adoring fans.
"I'm sure there'll be people there who have seen the show before," he says. "Mostly people want to hear the songs that have made me famous over the last 35 to 40 years. It's a very very happy show."
He may never played in Durham before, but Rod is a veteran of concerts in the region, going back to his association with legendary Blues singer Long John Baldry in the 1960s.
And he is proud of himself when he remembers one date from his early years.
"Is Redcar in your patch?" he asks. "I played in the late 60s at the Redcar jazz festival, it was with Long John.
"I do recall it was a baking hot day – and I hope it'll be the same at Durham.
"But you can't compare the business that I'm in today to what it was," he says. "Every part of the business – the recording, the travelling – it's all different. In those days you would play for maybe 25 minutes, now you've got to play for two hours, people demand it."
After so long at the top, Rod shows no signs of slowing down. Now 72, he still travels all over the world and has a summer residence at Caesars Palace, in Las Vegas, to look forward to for the second successive year.
"Hopefully I'm doing something right," he says. "I really do enjoy it and I'm hoping to keep on doing it and doing it for as long as I can. Some guys really don't like touring, but I love it. The only downside is being away from one's family.
"I hate to ever call call it a job, but I suppose it is a job and it's a very privileged job."
As the interview winds down, the subject – almost inevitably – returns to Rod's other great love.
"There's not a day in my life when I haven't talked or watched or read about football," he says. "It's a huge thing in my life."
Rod keeps a keen eye on his beloved Glasgow Celtic – still regularly attending matches – he knows that County Durham is traditional Sunderland supporting territory, admires star striker Jermain Defoe and has heard of his and the club's efforts to support cancer sufferer Bradley Lowery.
He is well aware of club's present plight, relegation to the Championship and the struggles facing manager David Moyes.
"I feel sorry for Moyes," he says. "I've met him a couple of times, he's a hell of a guy.
"But the North-East has great football supporters - like Glasgow. They understand the nuances of the game and I have a lot of respect for them.
"And as I say in my book [his autobiography, titled Rod], there's two things you can't change – your mother and the football team you support. For Sunderland, there'll be better days."
It's a typically optimistic outlook for a man whose enthusiasm is undimmed and he signs off our conversation with a cheery goodbye and a word of advice for a hardworking journalist: "You go down the pub – and I'll jump in the pool."