Celtic-daft Rod Stewart reveals secret history of Elvis behind You’re In My Heart
SIR Rod Stewart has revealed that he wrote You're In My Heart on the day that Elvis died.
The Celtic-daft rocker takes to Hydro stage in Glasgow later this month.
And ahead of his biggest ever UK tour Sir Rod has been talking about some of the stories behind his greatest hits.
Speaking in a video on his social media channels, Rod discussed You're in My Heart.
He said: "There's a sad story attached to You're in My Heart because I wrote that the day Elvis died.
"I was in Canada and we were just laying down the track and it was on the television in the studios.
"So every time I think of that song when I wrote it Elvis crops up."
Maggie May became Rod’s first big solo hit on both sides of the Atlantic, topping the UK charts for five weeks.
But Rod revealed record label bosses didn’t rate it because of its lack of chorus.
He added: "Maggie May, when it was first recorded, the drummer on the track Mickey Waller showed up without a drum kit.
"It's unusual for a drummer.
"So we had to run around all the other studios and borrow equipment.
"There were no actual cymbals so when we did Maggie May we had to dub the cymbals on another day afterwards.
"It's not a very professional way to go about it."
Rod Stewart devastated as he's forced to pull out of The Royal Variety Performance due to illness
The Maggie May hitmaker revealed the news just hours before the show
Rod Stewart has been forced to pull out of singing at The Royal Variety Performance just a few hours before the show, due to a throat infection. The singer shared the news in a lengthy
statement on Instagram, admitting that he was "devastated" that he wouldn't be able to be there. He wrote: "Due to a throat infection and on strict doctor's orders I'm absolutely devastated to say
I'm unable to perform at The Royal Variety Performance tonight, an amazing show which I love being part of. It's going to be a great evening with some fantastic talent and I'm very disappointed that
I can't be there to give my support. Varitey4Charity."
Celtic-daft Rod Stewart reveals playing football saved him from drink and drugs
SIR Rod Stewart has
revealed playing football saved him from the rocker lifestyle of drink and drugs.
The Celtic-daft singer, 74, said he wasn't committed enough to become a professional footballer, despite having trials with London outfit
Brentford FC in his teens.
But he insisted he remained so dedicated to his regular kickabouts that he was always clean before games.
He said: "Football sort of saved me a little bit."
Speaking to BBC Radio Scotland's Billy Sloan, the Maggie May star admitted that he downed copious amounts of alcohol as a young
But he turned his back on
drugs -- and said the most important reason was his twice-weekly football matches.
He said: "Up until seven
years ago I was still playing football Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights.
mornings, I couldn't do drugs and drink too much, because it would have ruined my game.
"So football sort of saved me a little bit.
"I got arrested in Los Angeles on a Saturday night because they thought I was drink driving. I got taken to the police station and there was nothing in my system.
"Any other night they would have done me but as it was a Saturday night I was going home early, getting rested up for a game at 11am the next morning.
"But football has helped me so much and I miss it so much, not playing."
The Celtic supporter told how his Scottish father, a former amateur player, had
wanted him to become a professional footballer.
He famously attended trials with Third Division outfit Brentford -- now in the English Championship -- but admitted he already had a "burning desire" to be a
He said: "I wasn't good enough to be a footballer, although I tried -- I had trials at Brentford but just to keep my dad happy really.
"Music had entered my soul and I couldn't commit to football, and the hours -- as a musician you can stay in bed all day."
Asked if he could wave a magic wand and go back and become a world class footballer -- and play for his beloved Celtic or Scotland -- the music legend admitted he would not change a
He said: "No, not in a million years because I'm 74 -- do you know any footballers that are still playing at 74? The longevity of my career could not have gone on if I was a
"It's a wonderful notion. I love the Hoops and I love Scotland, but I'm glad. I am dedicated to music. I don't think I ever was when I had my chance to be a footballer and I went
for my trial at Brentford. I was never dedicated to it."
Sir Rod Stewart on indyref, Celtic... and model trains
Sir Rod Stewart has said it would be "a shame" if Scotland became independent when asked about the UK's political
However, the singer said he would support Scotland leaving the union "if it was good" for the country.
Speaking to BBC
Scotland's The Nine programme, Sir Rod also said he believed Boris Johnson "will sort it out", when asked about Brexit.
He said: "I'm somewhat of a traditionalist. It would be a shame to see the British isles break up, it would be a shame to see that blue off
the Union Jack.
Rod Stewart and Jeff Beck are both rock icons with long and impressive resumes. Though the two found success when combining forces within the Jeff Beck Group during the late-'60s, Stewart doubts the musicians will ever record another album together.
“We’ve got opinions that don’t seem to blend somehow, my idea of what an album should be and his,” the singer noted during an interview
with Rolling Stone. “It doesn’t work. We both want to take the helm, so one of us has to stand
Stewart elaborated, saying that the only scenario that would lead he and Beck back into the studio together would have to involve a neutral third party.
“The answer to that would be to find a producer," he explained. "And then we can just work on the material. We can get in the studio and do it. That would be a great idea because Jeff fancies himself
a bit of a producer and so do I. Maybe that will bring us together and we’d have to listen like a couple of schoolboys.”
Despite his doubts regarding a new album with Beck, Stewart spoke highly of his musical comrade. The two recently shared a stage for the first time in roughly 10 years, performing a handful of songs together at the Hollywood Bowl.
“It was everything I wanted it to be and, I think, everything that Jeff wanted it to be,” Stewart said of the performance. “The sound we get with just
his guitar and my voice is quite remarkable. We filled the room. I sort of stood back and didn’t do any of my jumping around onstage. I wanted it to be his evening, and I think it
Rock legend Sir Rod Stewart to become honorary member of Market Deeping Model Railway Club
Rock star Sir Rod Stewart is to be made an honorary
member of Market Deeping Model Railway Club.
Club chairman Peter Davies revealed the move in a message read out on today's (Weds) Jeremy Vine radio
At the end of a section about model railways on the Radio 2 show, which featured unscheduled phone-ins by
enthusiasts Sir Rod and fellow musician Jools Holland, Jeremy read out a message from Mr Davies.
Mr Davies highlighted how Sir Rod had 'very kindly and very generously' donated £10,000 to the club after this
year's vandal attack at Stamford Welland Academy.
Mr Davies said the club is 'now in the process' of making Sir Rod an honorary member.
In May Market Deeping Model Railway Club's annual exhibition at Stamford Welland Academy had to be cancelled after
drunken teenage vandals wreaked havoc hours before it was due to open.
Years' worth of work was destroyed and thousands of pounds worth of damage caused.
The model railway club's crowdfunding page closed mid-June with 5,461 supporters - including Sir Rod - donating a
total of £107,947.
The club is now in the process of organising its 2020 exhibition, which will be returning to Stamford Welland
Academy as a two-day extravanza on 16 and 17 May.
In the wake of the attack, professional overnight security will be in operation.
Rod Stewart: ‘I’m Trying to Put Together a Country Record’
Hall of Famer also discusses reuniting with Jeff Beck and
the possibility of a Bohemian Rhapsody-styled biopic
Rod Stewart is still weeks away from the release of his new symphonic LP You’re
in My Heart: Rod Stewart with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, but he’s already looking ahead to his next record. “I’m trying to put together a country
record,” he tells Rolling Stone. “Not just country music, but folk music and older stuff I was brought up on. It’s an
opportunity to let people hear another side of me.”
He hasn’t picked out the exact songs he wants to record on the LP yet, but he’s eying the deeply obscure 1963 Bob Dylan studio outtake “Walls of Red Wing” alongside Willie Nelson covers and a few Irish Uprising folk songs. “I want to do songs
that aren’t necessarily catchy,” he says, “but have the most wonderful lyrics. One reason I want to do it is because my wife says she always loves it when I do my acoustic set in concert because she
can really hear me sing as opposed to the rock & roll stuff.”
He went back to some of his earliest rock roots in late September when he reunited with Jeff
Beck for a special show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. It was the first time the former Jeff Beck Group bandmates had played together since a
surprise two-song set at L.A.’s El Rey Theater in 2009. They did five songs this time, including some they hadn’t done in decades like “Morning Dew,” “Blues Deluxe” and “Rock My
“It was everything I wanted it to
be and, I think, everything that Jeff wanted it to be,” says Stewart. “The sound we get with just his guitar and my voice is quite remarkable. We filled the room. I sort of stood back and didn’t do
any of my jumping around onstage. I wanted it to be his evening and I think it worked.”
Stewart says they kept rehearsals to a bare minimum even though Beck had to adjust the songs to accommodate Rod’s current singing voice. “No singer can sing as high as they did 40
or 50 years ago,” he says. “The voice naturally drops a little bit. Mine has only dropped a half a tone, but he had to learn things he knew in new keys. All the keys I was singing in were not great
for the guitar, but he did it anyway and he sounded fabulous.”
No more shows with Beck are in the works, however, as Stewart remains on the road with a run of UK arenas the month, a long string of Las Vegas shows throughout 2020 and an
Australian tour that fall. He’s also having his right knee replaced in January, which will force him to work hard to be back in touring shape for the Vegas kickoff on March 6th.
Despite all of that, he still think it’s possible that next year he’ll find the time to play another show or two with Beck. Recording a new album with him, however, is a very
different situation. They tried about a decade ago and abandoned the project very quickly. “We’ve got opinions that don’t seem to blend somehow, my idea of what an album should be and his,” he says.
“It doesn’t work. We both want to take the helm, so one of us has to stand down.”
As he says this, an idea flashes into his head. “I just though of this,” he says. “The answer to that would be to find a producer. And then we can just work on the material. We can
get in the studio and do it. That would be a great idea because Jeff fancies himself a bit of a producer and so do I. Maybe it would be good to get someone neutral in. Put that out there for me.
Maybe that will bring us together and we’d have to listen like a couple of schoolboys.”
A biopic is also in the realm of possibility. “I’d love to do that,” he says. “My two youngest boys are 8 and 10. They say, ‘Dad, we look like you! We can be the young you!’ I’d
love to see it happen. I wouldn’t want to do it like Elton’s [movie Rocketman]. That turned out a bit
like Mama Mia!, but the Queen one [Bohemian
Rhapsody] was bloody marvelous. I loved it. Now, whether it will or won’t happen, I don’t know. I’m not going to lose any sleep over it.”
Rod Stewart's secret hit track! After 26 years, the veteran rocker finally lets the world see his breathtaking completed model railway - a 124ft
spread depicting an entire US city and inspired by the view from his childhood home
has long been known as a model railway enthusiast — even if at times he didn't want to talk about it.
now Sir Rod Stewart's legendary layout — 26 years in the making — can be seen for the first time in all its finished glory.
rocker's astonishingly detailed 124ft long x 23ft wide model depicting an American city and its industrial hinterland in the 1940s contains hundreds of buildings, from trackside switchman shanties to
vast factories and skyscrapers.
Called Grand Street And Three Rivers City, it also features a railway station crossed by numerous bridges at rush hour. There are period cars and lorries as well, of course, as
trains, and it is all surrounded by lush landscape and dramatically lit in the colours of late afternoon sunshine.
Rod told Railway Modeller magazine that scenery and structure modelling, rather than locomotives, trackwork or electrics, are his forte.
'It's the landscape I like. Attention to detail, extreme detail, is paramount. There shouldn't be any unsightly gaps or pavements that are too clean,' he said.
also extends to soccer fan Sir Rod referencing his beloved Celtic FC in the name of the Celtic Coal & Steel firm building. There is another nod to his Scottish roots with his Great Caledonian
Steel & Iron Co.
74-year-old's now demolished childhood home at 507 Archway Road in North London overlooked train tracks.
he was inspired by American railways because that is where he was living when he began the model in 1993. At the time, he had recently built a new house in Los Angeles and included an attic room
specifically for the layout.
he told the magazine, which features Sir Rod as its cover star in its new December edition along with an in-depth feature, he does not think American railways are better than British ones. 'They're
bigger, the locos are bigger but not any better,' he said.
While life on the road as a rock musician and its temptations has led to many contemporaries going off the rails, for Sir Rod railway modelling became an escape from the pressures
of touring — he would take kits, tools and paints with him and book an extra hotel room for a workshop so he could pursue his hobby in between concerts wherever he was in the world.
'We'd tell them in advance and they were really accommodating, taking out the beds and providing fans to improve air circulation and ventilation,' he said.
a skyscraper was completed that way on afternoons before a show, and Sir Rod believes he may have never finished the model if he had not done so.
Despite its vast scale, he said 'none of it was really planned' and he 'just winged it', with the help of two friends.
photographer and model wife Penny Lancaster, 48, also played her part. Sir Rod used photos for reference when making the layout and they would often stop to take pictures of a scene that caught their
Rod, whose hits include I Don't Want To Talk About It, You Wear It Well, Downtown Train and Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?, said: 'I find beauty in what everyone else sees as ugly — rugged skyscrapers,
beaten-up warehouses, things that are very run down.'
While Sir Rod acknowledged it took a while for him to publicly admit he was a railway enthusiast, he agreed in his interview with the magazine that attitudes now appear to be
changing towards model railway making.
he added that he was still wary about answering questions on TV about it because 'it's hard to talk about something so all- encompassing' if he was meant to be discussing his music.
passion was first inflamed when he was 'eight or nine' on a family holiday in Bognor Regis where he saw a 'marvellous' railway layout in a model shop.
said his father had once given him the advice that 'every man needs a hobby'.
'Mine's model railway,' said Sir Rod, who had a toy railway as a child. When he wanted a station for it, his dad bought him a guitar instead, which many might think turned out to be
a shrewd move.
fortune stands at £190 million, according to the Sunday Times' UK Musicians' Rich List, and he has had nine No 1 albums and 62 hit singles in the UK.
Rod said guests are stunned by his magnificent model railway when he runs it for them at his LA home. He said: 'When I take on something creative like this, I have to give it a 110 per cent. For me,
it's addictive. I started, so I just had to finish.
lucky I had the room. If I'd realised at the start it would have taken so long, I'd have probably said No! No! Nah!'
Rod Stewart and His Outfit Are Having the Time of Their Lives
Wake up, Maggie, I think I got something to say to you...about this
Stewart. Never before have I felt compelled to call the singer behind "Maggie May" and "Do You Think I'm Sexy?" Rod Fuckin' Stewart. And considering
the fact that he was knighted in 2016, it is probably wildly inappropriate for me, an American, to call him Rod Fuckin' Stewart.
But look at
this man! Look at his joy and his Toasted Coconut Fit and his wild hair and his repp tie and his sneakers. This, right here, is none other than
Rod. Fuckin'. Stewart.
seen leaving BBC Radio 2 on November 11, 2019 in London, England.
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seen exiting BBC Radio 2 in London this week, and because he is who he is, he was thronged by fans upon his departure. This is why, I presume, he raised his arms in the air and let forth what looks
to be an ebullient whoop as soon as he hit the sidewalk. This is a man having a good time. This is a man, quite possibly, having the time of his life.
And you know
what? His outfit looks like it's having a damn good time, too. This isn't the young Rod of The Jeff Beck Group or Faces, nor is it the riding-high Rod of the '70s and '80s. This is an elder
Stewart. Sir Rod. Gone are the elaborately printed, flowing shirts. Absent are the arm garters and neckerchiefs. Instead, we've got a tan suit,
tan overcoat, a boldly striped tie, and a pair of Chuck Taylors. Oh, and don't forget the big ol' mirrored aviator sunglasses.
His tie bar? It says "Celtic." It's for
the Scottish football club, of which Stewart is an avowed fan. As a rule, this sort of accessory is not a great idea for normal guys. But remember: This is no normal guy. This is Sir Rod Fuckin'
Stewart. Long may he reign.
Ronnie Wood's emotional embrace with pal Rod Stewart as pair share cancer battle
EXCLUSIVE: The Rolling Stones legend has been friends with singer Rod for the last 50 years after they bonded on tour
Striding across a smoke-filled stage, Ronnie Wood flung an arm around Rod Stewart as the two men shared an emotional hug.
It appeared a simple, friendly gesture but the embrace held a deeper meaning for both. Just moments earlier Rod had confessed he, like
Ronnie, had endured a battle with cancer.
“I join Ronnie now who’s had lung cancer,” Rod told the crowd. Ronnie added: “Someone up there likes us.”
For the hundreds of people packed into Surrey’s Wentworth Golf club for a charity Faces reunion, 74-year-old Rod’s admission he’d had
prostate cancer sparked headlines around the world.
Ronnie, 72, was diagnosed with cancer in May 2017 and went public three months later. The Stones legend got the all-clear after a five-hour
Rod found out he had prostate cancer in February 2016 during a routine check-up and got the all-clear this year.
It was a comfort for them to talk about it openly. They were shocked when Faces drummer Kenney Jones and Rod’s long-term guitarist Jim Cregan also said they had had
Rod had fretted shortly before the gig about going public about beating cancer. Ronnie says: “He was like, ‘Should I mention that I’ve had cancer?’ I said, ‘Rod, it’s
personal, do whatever you want. If you want to tell them, tell them.’”
Ron’s friendship with Rod dates from 1969 when the Faces formed after the Small Faces split. Their hell-raising antics on tour cemented their relationship and, despite
the band splitting in 1975, they’ve stayed pals.
Rod was Ronnie’s best man at his 2012 wedding to theatre producer Sally Humphreys. And Ron can sum up their long friendship: “Humour, and respect, for the same kind of
musical tastes and similar lifestyles such as all the girls – we go right back to the council house, really. You can’t take that away.” Like Rod, Ron feels “blessed”.
He says: “I was so lucky to have my cancer removed from my left lung and for it not to be anywhere else in my body. I had a check-up the other day; got the all-clear
again. You have to keep checking. I have a scan every six months but it’s worth it.”
Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster put £1m target on menu for cancer charity
The couple have invited 180 guests to the Memories that Matter event in London and hope to raise as much as a £1 million. Billed as a
private dinner party, they have designed the cocktails, drawn-up the menu and Stewart will perform live.
Model and photographer Lancaster, who has two sons with Stewart aged eight and 13, told the Evening Standard that teenagers often face lots
of difficulties without the added trauma of cancer. She said: “Since our boy has just turned into a teenager he’s come along to a couple of charity events. You think teenagers are going through so
much as it is... and the idea of having to deal with cancer on top as well — I could not think of anything worse.”
The night revolves around a silent auction with prizes including a trip to jewellery firm Swarovski’s HQ in the Austrian Alps and dinner at
the Ritz with Rod and Penny. Other prizes include memorabilia from Celtic, Stewart’s favourite club, a print by his former Faces bandmate Ronnie Wood and a five-night stay in a castle in Umbria,
Italy, donated by Evening Standard proprietor Evgeny Lebedev.
The fundraiser on November 22 is the idea of marketing expert Mark Aldridge, who plans to make it a regular event. The Trust’s chief
executive Kate Collins said: “Every day, seven young people, aged 13-24, are diagnosed with cancer.
“Teenage Cancer Trust’s specialist nurses, hospital wards and support teams work hard to help young people and their families cope with the
huge impact that a cancer diagnosis and treatment has on their lives. But none of this work would be possible without our wonderful supporters.”
Superstar Rod Stewart ready for a movie of his life and knows just the boy to play him
Rod Stewart says he is ready to see a film made about his colourful life and career – and knows exactly who should play
The superstar singer, this year celebrating his 50th year as a solo star, wants to follow in the footsteps of Freddie Mercury, Elton John and Judy Garland, who have all had movies
made about their lives.
The Bee Gees are the latest music legends to be given the big-screen treatment and Rod revealed he’s also been in talks about a biopic.
“I would love to have a film made and my two youngest sons, who are similar looking to me, to be offered to be in it, playing the young Rod.
“I have four sons and my nine-year-old really does look like me.
“I would love it and the film would have my full co-operation. There have been tiny moves towards it, but nothing concrete.”
Dad-of-eight Rod is playing three nights in Glasgow’s SSE Hydro this month and a date at Aberdeen’s new P&J Live arena in December. The dates are part of his biggest ever UK
tour, which included football stadiums in the summer.
While he has no plans to slow down anytime soon, he’ll be forced to lay low for a while after Christmas.
“In the New Year I need to have a total knee replacement. Playing football so much has caught up with me,” he revealed.
“I’ll have six weeks off in January going into February, and then I’ll start again. I have a big American tour planned with Blondie, and then I’m out to Australia and New Zealand,
and then South America.
“I try to plan all my tours around the school holidays of my two youngest, so they can be with me because I really miss them. That was something I couldn’t do when my other kids
were growing up.
“It was 1.30am before I got home from watching Celtic play in Rome on Thursday night, but I was up again at 6.30am to get the kids to school.”
Sir Rod admits he regrets not being there as much for his elder children as he is for 12-year-old Alastair and Aiden, nine, his two boys with third wife Penny
“I’ve spoken to them, especially my two oldest, Sean and Kimberly. We’ve sat down and talked about it and I told them I missed them, that I wasn’t out having parties but rather I
was working because I was so in debt to the taxman at the time. I had to keep working to get myself out of debt.
“Now they understand but there was a point where they were saying the old cliché of ‘Dad, you weren’t here for me’, and I said I wasn’t, but I was working really hard and they know
Rod says his life is an open book and he recently spoke out about a secret battle with prostate cancer.
While playing a fundraising gig with his former Faces bandmates Ronnie Wood and Kenney Jones in September, he told the audience he’d been battling the condition for three years and
was only given the all-clear in July.
“I felt it would do more good to talk about it,” he explained.
“We have a show for Teenage Cancer Trust next week and I was going to wait until then before I talked about it, but this show was for prostate cancer, so I said to Ronnie, ‘I think
I’ll tell everybody and get it off my chest and try to help others’. And he said, ‘go out and tell them and I’ll be right by your side’.
“So that’s what I did and it was a very emotional moment. My slogan was ‘a finger up the bum, no harm done’, meaning it’s totally painless to get checked. It’s a mean old disease,
with no symptoms whatsoever. It creeps up on you and takes a lot of lives – it’s the second highest killer among men.”
Rod said the cancer treatment also left him feeling embarrassed, and so he wanted to set the record straight.
“When you have prostate cancer and need radiotherapy, you tend to put on a little bit of weight around your belly and I was becoming so self-conscious of it.
“It will disappear after a while, but with all the treatment the fat goes to your belly and it’s a weird experience. I was becoming so self-conscious of it on stage and wanted to
let people know.”
With 200 million albums sold and a successful Las Vegas residency, Rod is one of the most famous singers in the world, but he is still able to live a normal life.
“It’s important to do so,” he said. “It’s quite remarkable – as long as I put a hat on, people will take a glance and say, ‘nah, it’s not him’. The minute I take that hat off they
all know who I am – it’s the hair that’s recognised.
“I enjoy living my life and walking around the streets – I don’t have security guards. Nine times out of 10, people are polite.
“No one asks for autographs anymore, it’s all selfies. That’s OK, as long as I’m not having my dinner or trying to pay a bill in a shop.”
Rod has a theory about why he and other acts from his generation, like The Rolling Stones, are still going strong. “We were the first. When Elvis broke through we were the
youngsters listening to Muddy Waters and all the great soul and blues singers,” he said.
“We had a head start on everyone, and now we have a tremendous catalogue of songs that people want to hear – they’re a part of musical history.
“We have lots of age groups coming to the shows, but mostly people in their 50s and 60s.
“I wish I was in that position, being able to go out and see Sam Cooke and Otis Redding, the guys I loved when I was a youngster.
“When I came into this business at 19, I thought if this lasts until my 21st birthday it will be tremendous.
“And here I still am – I still have to pinch myself.”
Rod Stewart, SSE Hydro, Glasgow, November 26, 28, 30, and P&J Live, Aberdeen, December
I WANT LEW
Sir Rod Stewart reveals he is desperate to perform a duet with Lewis Capaldi
He hailed the Someone You Loved singer’s hilarious
personality in interviews.
And the rocker hinted Lewis could follow in the footsteps of Robbie Williams, who he teams up with on his version of It Takes Two.
He said: “I like the young lad Capaldi.
“I love his sense of humour and the fact he’s like ‘f*** it — I don’t care’.”
Passing on tips to US chart-topper Lewis, 22, above, Sir Rod added: “I would say the reason me, Elton John and The Stones are still doing it is we’ve built an audience and we’re not
We told earlier how he was almost brought to tears after Celtic secured a historic victory over Lazio in Rome.
The song was written by Simon Climie, one
half of the UK pop duo Climie Fisher that’s best known for their 1987 hit “Love Changes Everything.” “His manager is an ex-girlfriend of mine from way back in the 1970s named Dee Harrington,” says
Stewart. “He’s a wonderful chap and writes beautiful songs. He came up with this one and she said, ‘You know who should sing this? Rod.’ They gave it to me and I immediately fell in love with
Celtic daft Rod Stewart says fans 'doing team proud' as star enjoys Rome with Glasgow singer
Sir Rod is in Rome with Glaswegian songwriter pal John Mclaughlin.
Sir Rod Stewart travelled to
Rome on Monday from his London home with Glaswegian songwriter John McLaughlin.
“I identify with the club and its fans so strongly and I’ve spent a lot of time chatting to people and getting photos taken and just
enjoying the good vibe. Trips like this are what it’s all about for the fans and I love it as much as they do.
“The supporters are doing Celtic proud by coming over here in such great numbers. They are a great bunch and they are so often the 12th man
for the team when it comes down to it.
“I read that there might be more Celtic fans than Lazio fans in the stadium and that made me feel really proud.”
Sir Rod’s latest tour, kicking off this month, includes three Scottish dates at the SSE Hydro.
He said: “Scottish gigs are always so special to me and I mean that sincerely. I’m looking forward to getting to Glasgow
Celtic daft Rod Stewart spotted singing with fans on the streets of Rome
The famous singer was mobbed by supporters as he arrived in the city ahead of Celtic's Europa League tie against Lazio this