Rod Stewart Reclaims Top Spot On Stereoboard's Hot Ticket Chart
Friday, 29 November 2013
Rod Stewart has reclaimed top spot on Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart, sending McBusted, last week’s #1, tumbling down to seventh place.
The gravel-voiced rocker last sat atop the standings in September, prior to a run of arena shows, and is back at the summit after confirming a string of stadium
gigs for 2014.
In second spot this week are comedy legends Monty Python, who are now set to play 10 shows at
London’s O2 Arena in July next year, while Arctic Monkeys have waltzed back into the top three after tickets went on sale for their two
Finsbury Park gigs in May.
Katy Perry and One Direction are either
side of the Eagles, and Backstreet Boys sit at eight after confirming their UK
return. Completing this week’s top 10 are Strictly Come Dancing and Michael Buble.
X Factor Live, Drake, Dolly Parton and Andre Rieu are in ahead of the stage version of Mrs Brown’s
Boys, with Disney On Ice, Miranda Hart and Nitro Circus Live keeping the entertainment coming. James Arthur and Gary Barlow are in 19th and 20th, with Barlow having unveiled his solo comeback album, ‘Since I Saw You Last’, this
Check out the full list below, and be sure to act quickly to make sure you don't miss out! Last week's positions are in brackets.
1. (-) Rod Stewart
2. (-) Monty Python
3. (-) Arctic Monkeys
4. (-) Katy Perry
5. (2) The Eagles
6. (7) One Direction
7. (1) McBusted
8. (-) Backstreet Boys
9. (6) Strictly Come Dancing
10. (5) Michael Buble
11. (3) X Factor
12. (8) Drake
13. (-) Dolly Parton
14. (-) Andre Rieu
15. (-) Mrs Brown's Boys
16. (13) Disney On Ice
17. (-) Miranda Hart
18. (-) Nitro Circus Live
19. (10) James Arthur
20. (4) Gary Barlow
On sale this week – can they break the top 10?
1. Monty Python
3. Arcade Fire
4. You Me At Six
5. Tori Amos
Rod’s Falkirk date sparks ticket stampede
by Jill Buchanan
Eager fans have snapped up tickets for rock superstar Rod Stewart‘s concert at The Falkirk Stadium next June.
When the box office opened on Friday it took just 36 seconds to sell 2000 briefs for the show and by the end of the weekend there were less than 3000 available. The organisers expect the remainder
to go quickly.
Last week, the legendary rocker announced a five-date outdoor UK tour – and Falkirk is his only Scottish date in 2014 on Saturday, June 21.
Gillian Donaldson of concert promoter LCC Live said the tickets sales had been “fantastic” and had exceeded early expectations.
She said: “It is testament to Rod Stewart and his reputation as a great performer and entertainer.
“Some ticket prices and areas have already sold out but we are working hard to makes as many tickets available to fans as possible.
“We’re thrilled with the response from Scottish fans and are working on delivering a great show for them all.”
This is the third time a music event has been held at Falkirk Stadium.
Andy Thomson, director of organisers Falkirk FC (Events), was involved in brokering the deal to bring Rod, who is almost as well known as a football fan as a singer, to the stadium.
He said: We’re delighted that tickets are selling so well and that there’s demand from the local community, from fans across Scotland and the world, to welcome Rod Stewart, one of the biggest
artists in the world, to Falkirk''
Thousands rush to buy Taunton Rod Stewart gig tickets
West Country News
THOUSANDS of Rod Stewart fans have leapt at the chance to watch the music legend perform in Taunton next
Fans bought 14,000 tickets for the 68-year-old's gig within 72 hours of going on sale and promoters say there are fewer than 2,000 available.
The show, on Wednesday, June 18, is part of a five-night tour of sports venues in the UK, following Rod's 2013 sell-out Live The Life Tour and, will see the legendary Maggie May rocker perform
hits old and new.
Promoter Gillian Donaldson said: “The ticket sales have exceeded our early expectations and are testament to Rod Stewart and his reputation as a great performer and entertainer.”
The concert will help raise awareness and charitable funds for St Margaret's Hospice and chief executive Jon Andrewes said they have been delighted with the response.
St Margaret's, which offers specialist care for people with life-limiting conditions, needs to raise around £10million a year to carry out its work.
When Gail Blackwell heard about Rod's gig, she contacted the County Gazette to relive her memories of when Rod and The Faces appeared in Taunton in December 1974.
She said: “I remember queuing for stall tickets costing around £2 from the box office in the Taunton Odeon Theatre as it was then called - there were no ticket agents, touts or the internet.
“The supporting act was a Dutch band but all we wanted to see was Rod! Everyone had to stay in their seats sedately but at the end Twistin' The Night Away brought everyone to their feet
The County Gazette reported a review of their performance, which described Rod, who donned a silk purple suit, as 'throwing the microphone around like it was his wife' and said the band took a few
numbers to warm up.
Rod Stewart backs Bearsden musician’s Song For Scotland
Legendary rocker Rod Stewart has given his backing to a new song for Scotland which was written by a Bearsden musician.
Support is also growing on a Facebook page which was set up to promote it - which has now attracted 773 likes since it was set up by the songwriter Ken Morton of Switchback Road, Bearsden.
Talented guitarist Ken (58) has high hopes that his Song For Scotland will become the country’s new anthem - performed by Scottish singing sensation Brenda Cochrane.
He wrote the song in 1999 as an entry for a competition to find a new Scottish anthem and he used the imagery of Scottish flags, the iconic Saltire and Lion Rampant, in the first lines that he
Ken gave up working on the anthem four times that year due to other commitments, but he resolved to finish it.
He submitted his song for the competition, but sadly a short list of 20 songs was never put to public vote and A Song for Scotland was never performed in public.
Disheartened by the unexpected turn of events Ken put the song in a bottom drawer, where it lay forgotten for 12 years, apart from every Hogmanay when he’d get out his guitar and sing it for
friends and family.
However, reminded of the famous story of Robert the Bruce and the spider, Ken was determined to try again.
Ken said: “I put the song in the bin, but woke up in the middle of the night and got it back out again.
“It demanded to be finished - it wouldn’t let me give it up.
“Now Rod Stewart has heard it and he described it as “stirring stuff” in an e-mail to me. I’m hugely encouraged by this!
“A Song For Scotland is also being tried out by a superb bagpipes player and I hope to have a recording on Facebook soon.
“I’m thrilled that we’ve had so many likes from people all over the world.”
Ken has since approached Brenda Cochrane, known as ‘The Voice’ to sing the song.
She agreed and they sent a demo CD to the First Minister Alex Salmond earlier this year?
He replied positively and gave a copy to Event Scotland, who co-ordinate Homecoming Scotland and are organising the Glasgow Commonwealth games.
Rod Stewart forces Blackpool fixture change
Published 26/11/2013 09:42
Pool have pop legend Rod Stewart to blame for starting next season away from home.
The Seasiders have made an official request to the Football League to kick-off with an away match on August 9 to allow extra time for the pitch to recover from the singer’s Bloomfield Road concert
on June 20.
Club secretary Matt Williams confirmed the move in his weekly Gazette column, though it doesn’t seem to bother Paul Ince.
The Pool boss is a personal friend of the performer and plans to be in the crowd for the gig. “Rod’s a good friend of mine. I’ve known him for many, many years,” Ince said.
“I got Rod tickets for the England v Scotland game in Euro 96, when he couldn’t get any.
“That’s how we became friends and I’ve been to a few of his concerts.
“My wife loves him, so we’ll be here watching. He’s a great performer.”
News of the concert came at the end of a showbiz week for the Pool boss, who was at the Tower Ballroom for the filming of Strictly Come Dancing in Blackpool.
Not that he’ll be rushing back. Ince said: “I was going to watch Tranmere v Bristol City, then my daughter begged me to go to the dancing.
“It was a killer. I don’t even enjoy it. I had to sit there for eight hours watching it. Never again!”
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For the first decade or so of Clapton’s career, he bounced around bands with more frequency than just about anyone else. He’s played with
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guitar players in the game.
Faces started life as the Small Faces in the mid ’60s, but once Jeff Beck Group vets Rod Stewart and future Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood
joined, they became one of the ’70s’ most riotous bands. Their mix of bluesy guitar riffs and raw rock ‘n’ roll made them one of the era’s most primal-sounding arena-filling bands. They weren’t
designed to last long, but their legacy remains.
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Overseas Rod fans flooding to resort in big show frenzy
Organisers of Rod Stewart’s history-making gig in Blackpool are “thrilled” with first day ticket sales.
The Scottish legend will become the first ever music artist to perform at the re-developed Blackpool FC’s Bloomfield Road when he arrives in town next June.
Tickets went on general sale yesterday and promoters Cuff & Taylor say the phone lines were buzzing.
Peter Taylor said: “To say we are happy is putting it mildly.
“We have sold a significant number of the whole allocation and the demand was so high that the ticket website was running very slowly for the first couple of hours after they went on sale.
“A lot of the seating blocks have already gone and it is fair to say the sales have exceeded what we expected.
“I am absolutely convinced it will be a sell out.”
The promoters aren’t allowed to give specific ticket numbers sold so far because of their contract with Stewart’s management.
“I am absolutely convinced it will be a sell out.”
The promoters aren’t allowed to give specific ticket numbers sold so far because of their contract with Stewart’s management.
But they did reveal more than 2,000 people from overseas, all members of the singer’s fan club, had bought tickets.
Taylor added: “There are people coming from Europe, the USA, Australia and Asia.
“Rod Stewart has a massive worldwide following and this Blackpool gig in particular seems to have captured the imagination.
“The knock on effect for the economy in Blackpool will be huge.”
Stewart hasn’t performed in Blackpool since 1974 when he was in The Faces.
It is hoped the Bloomfield Road gig will be a 25,000 sell out and will lead to other big-name artists coming to the resort.
Tickets for the gig – which is on Friday June 20 – are available at www.ticketline.co.uk or by phone on 0844 888
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Smiling Faces as Rod revival brings in cash
Everyone’s looking forward to a night on the town when, footloose and fancy free, Rod Stewart rolls into town next summer.
As reported in yesterday’s Gazette the iconic rocker is set to play Blackpool FC’s Bloomfield Road stadium on June 20.
And both music fans and businesses alike have given their seal of approval to Rod’s anticipated arrival.
Neil Carpenter, manager of HMV Music, on Bank Hey Street, is already organising a display of his back catalogue for the shop.
He said: “It’s brilliant and it just keeps getting better.
“We’ve had Elton John, Bob Dylan and now Rod Stewart next year.
“It shows that if you get one or two big names the rest will follow.
“We’ve got a big Bob Dylan display in the shop at the moment and we’ll definitely be doing one with Rod Stewart.
“I’m a big fan of early Rod, not so much his American Songbook stuff. He’s an icon and he’s always just been there, music fans everywhere will like some of his stuff.”
Hoteliers near the football ground are also hoping for a boost in trade at the time of the concert.
Debbie Priest, owner of the Rosedale, on Lytham Road, said: “It’s about time they brought somebody famous into Blackpool and it may bring some business in too.
“I remember his early songs.”
Karen Carey, owner of the Winterbourne Hotel, on Clarendon Road, added: “We do occasionally have families here for the football.
“Something like this would increase our takings. I don’t mind him at all.”
It is hoped the spectacular gig will be a 25,000 sell out.
He is also playing Brighton, Stoke and Falkirk football stadiums, as well as Somerset Cricket Club.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10am priced from £55 and are available online at www.ticketline.co.uk or by phone
0844 888 9991.
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By HANNAH HULME
ROCK legend Rod Stewart will be performing at the Britannia Stadium as part of a five-date tour of the UK.
Next summer's show will mark the 40th anniversary of the last time Rod played in the Potteries – at Trentham Gardens with The Faces, back in 1974
Thousands of fans are expected to flock to the home of Stoke City in June to see the charismatic 68-year-old perform.
The tour follows hot on the heels of his 2013 sell-out Live the Life tour and will see the football fan play at three stadiums.
Rod said he was looking forward to returning to Stoke-on-Trent as well as Brighton and Blackpool, for the first time in years. He added: "A lot has happened for me both
professionally and personally since I last played these locations and I'm delight to be coming back.
"It's been a long time coming, but I'm looking to make my return something people will remember.
"It will be quite emotional singing 'Brighton Beach' from the new album 'Time' in the place where it all happened. That will be such a special moment.
"It's also going to be fantastic playing football stadiums and the atmosphere is going to rock."
Rod will appear at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday June 14, performing classic hits as well as more recent singles. He will also play shows in Brighton, Somerset,
Blackpool and Falkirk.
A spokesman for promoters David Birkenhead Cuffe & Taylor, said: "We are absolutely thrilled to be promoting these major venues as part of Rod's five-date tour next year.
"They promise to be very special events for everyone.
"It's also great to see Rod back entertaining in towns for the first time in 40 years and he's sure to get a great reception from his army of fans. The stadiums are the biggest venues
on Rod's tour next summer and we're sure they will all be sell outs as people flock to see a truly international superstar."
Rod Stewart first rose to fame in the late 1960s and early 1970s with The Jeff Beck Group, and then with the Faces, before launching his solo career.
He has released 27 studio albums and earned an estimated £200 million in album sales worldwide.
Veteran DJ Phill Bettany, aged 30, from Lightwood, who staged 1960s discos at Hanley's Fat Cat Cafe Var, said the tour would be good news for the city.
He said: "Rod Stewart is a huge act that will attract lots of people into the city and put us on the map with a major promoter which is excellent news, particularly if they involve
"My personal favourites are probably some of the more obscure tracks from The Faces. I'm sure there will be thousands of people who are going to be over the moon at this gig."
Fay Robinson, aged 22, who named her Sandbach handbag shop after Rod's version of Handbags and Gladrags, said: "My family, particularly my mum and dad are big
Rod Stewart fans and I named my shop after hearing that song.
"I think they will be really excited to hear that he's touring. It's really good news to hear he's returning after so long."
ROCK legend Rod Stewart will combine two of his biggest loves, music and football, when he plays an outdoor gig at The Falkirk Stadium next summer, on
Saturday, June 21.
Celtic fan Rod, who played four sell-out gigs to a total of nearly 50,000 fans at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro last month, follows in the footsteps of his old mate Elton John, who has also
played the 9,000-seater stadium.
Rod and his band are expected to play a set of around 25 songs drawn from his 40 years in the music business, and there are a few more “hush hush” surprises planned.
Rod and his band are expected to play a set of around 25 songs drawn from his 40 years in the music business
At the Hydro gigs, Rod displayed his trademark trick of kicking footballs into the crowd, and daughter Ruby Stewart appeared on stage to sing two duets with her old man.
Full details of Rod’s outdoor summer show at The Falkirk Stadium will be announced later today and tickets for the gig will go on sale this Friday following confirmation of the date by
the football club’s events management arm.
No one at the club was willing to confirm the news last night ahead of today’s official announcement.
But it is understood contracts have been signed with Rod’s management, and a second show could be added if ticket sales go well.
Rod Stewart Unveils 2014 Las Vegas Shows
02:01 PM Monday 11/18/13
It doesn’t look as if Rod Stewart will
conclude his Las Vegas residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace anytime soon. Not only has the legendary singer announced shows for 2014 but he says he could play Sin City
OK, maybe forever might be pushing it a bit, but there seems to be an endless demand to see Stewart at the Colosseum. So maybe when the universe
ultimately slows to an entropy-induced halt and the moon no longer shines down upon lovers, Stewart will still be playing Vegas – probably backed by Keith Richards on guitar.
But now we’re looking at Stewart backed by his most excellent band as they present one of the finest songbooks of rock. “Rod Stewart: The Hits” lives up
to its name with the rocker delivering timeless classics like “Maggie May,” “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” “Tonight’s The Night (Gonna Be Alright),” and “Some Guys Have All The Luck.”
The new shows are scheduled April 30 and May 2-3, 6, 10-11, 14 & 16-17.
“I could play here forever,” Stewart said. “It’s intimate so the fans all get great seats and loads even join me on stage, which is a total blast – plus
they treat me like I’m Elvis.”
Tickets go on sale Nov. 23 at 10 a.m. PST. Meanwhile, there are still tickets available for Stewart’s remaining 2013 Colosseum shows – Nov. 20
& 23-24. Vior more information.
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Rocker Rod Stewart walks from a school in Los Angeles after visiting with the
teachers - Los Angeles, California, United States
By Mike Larkin Daily Mail
PUBLISHED: 07:05, 15 November 2013
He asked Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? in one of his most famous hits.
But there are few who would answer in the affirmative after Rod Stewart flaunted his chest in an open-necked shirt in Los Angeles.
The 68-year-old singer looked every inch the wrinkly rocker as he brought his two-year-old son to nursery on Thursday.
Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? Rod Stewart may not be pleased with the answer to this question as he stepped out in an unflattering outfit in Los Angeles on Thursday
No doubt Rod would have looked quite the dapper gentleman a decade ago in his white shirt, black jeans and leather shoes.
He added even more rock credibility to his outfit with an black necklace, crucifix and golden aviator sunglasses.
However time waits for no one, and even the Forever Young star is beginning to look past his sell-by date in such an ensemble.
Wrinkly rocker: While he is still in good shape the singing legend is beginning to look his 68 years
Every picture tells a story: And unfortunately for Rod it may be time to have a fashion makeover
Rod was accompanied by an employee as she dropped his son Aidan at school and she carried the youngster's belongings while he held on to his father's
The two-year-old is his youngest child, and his second with third wife Penny.
Their first son is Alastair, seven, while the father of eight's oldest child, daughter Sarah, is now 50-years-old.
Rod, who was previously married to both Alana Hamilton and Rachel Hunter, once famously said of divorce: 'Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find a
woman I don't like and just give her a house.'
Toddling along: The jolly grandfather was dropping off his two-year-old son Aiden at nursery
Star in a reasonably priced car: The down to earth star drove off after dropping Aiden at nursery
Sound Designer: Aaron Reynolds
Song: "Forever Young" by Rod Stewart
Producer: Amber Clayton
Music supervision: Major Tom
Rod and Penny spend a day with Alastair and Aiden at a park with his daughter Kimberly and her daughter Delilah in Studio City,
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Stewart mocks French for 'Wine Snobbery '
Rod Stewart finds the wine "snobbery" of the French "unbearable".
The 68-year-old singer enjoys sending back bottles of wine when he goes for meals in the European country - which is renowned for its fine wine and food - to
mock their superior attitude to their alcohol and cuisine.
He told Esquire magazine: "[I love] sending back bottles of wine that aren't right in restaurants in France! Whoa! I love the French but I do find their wine
snobbery something unbearable."
However, the French capital Paris holds many fond memories for Rod of his early days before he was catapulted to the spotlight in The Jeff Beck
During a recent visit to the city with his wife Penny Lancaster, he stood and watched a busker sing a version of his hit 'Tonight's the Night' in the same
spot he had done so many years ago and realised just what a wonderful career he has had.
He explained: "There's a place on the Left Bank in Paris where I busked outside when I was younger and had absolutely nothing. I remember singing 'Cocaine
Blues' there. I went back with my wife a few years ago and there was a guy busking in the very same spot.
"He was playing a guitar in front of him, and he was singing 'Tonight's the Night'. He didn't know I was there. He didn't see me in the back. And, I thought,
'How remarkable?' Those are the wonderful I-really-have-made-it moments, you know?"
Forever Young features in Tesco Christmas advert
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Rod Stewart wears cricket jumper for date with wife Penny Lancaster
He has recently been seen spending some quality time with his sons.
But living up to his multitasker credentials, Rod Stewart was spotted keeping wife Penny Lancaster company as they enjoyed a lunch date together on
Penny, 42, and Rod, 68, decided on Sweet Butter Kitchen in Sherman Oaks, California, as their preferred choice of venue.
Cricket chic: Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster were spotted having lunch at Sweet Butter Kitchen in Sherman Oaks, California, on Wednesday
Rod was looking sporting chic in a cream cricket jumper, a pair of cream chino pants and a pair of cream Converse trainers.
He accessorised the look with a slim white scarf and a pair of dark shades, whilst keeping his blonde locks in their signature unkempt style.
Walking alongside him down Ventura Boulevard was his stunning wife of six years, Penny Lancaster, who was dressed in cool leopard print jeans for the
Hand in hand: Rod and Penny were holding hands in Sherman Oaks, looking happy and content
She teamed the look with a distressed brown leather jacket, a metallic leather shoulder bag and a pair of tan Ugg boots for the occasion.
Keeping her blonde locks loose and in an elegant blow-dried style, she teamed her look with a pair of dark aviator shades whilst walking hand in hand with
The pair have two boys together, Alastair, 7, and Aiden, 2, although Rod has eight children altogether.
Casual lunch: Rod, Penny and their guest looked to be having an enjoyable conversation with each other outside Sweet Butter Cafe
Rod beats Led Zeppelin to enter Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame
Rod Stewart beat Led Zeppelin in the final
round of Ultimate Classic Hall Of Fame 100 percent fan-voted voting. Every two months, readers have determined which of eight legendary artists or bands is immortalized forever for their
contributions to classic-rock history.
Led Zeppelin got to the final by beating Yes in round one, and then absolutely decimating the mighty Black Sabbath in what we figured would be one of the most epic battles in the history of the UCR Hall of Fame.
So you’d think Stewart would have been scared, right? Well, think again. He ran through some pretty impressive competition himself, defeating Bob Seger and then Santana (again, quite handily) to
reach the finals.
So look who won the coveted place in the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame. This was entirely down to the power of the Fan vote. . Fans could vote once per day until 11:59 PM ET
on Sunday, Nov. 3 and we are delighted to confirm that Rod Stewart has beaten Led Zeppelin gaining 54.99 percent of the vote.
"My dear friends,
I'm flattered and honored that you took the time (and showed such exquisite taste) to vote me into the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of
Fame. I thank each and every one of you and will be thinking of you when I celebrate with a sturdy glass of Burgundy or two this very evening....
Cheers to you all.
The RSFC has been behind this competition from the start. We have voted to help Rod beat Bob Seger and Santana in previous rounds... and we have now helped to
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Captain Freeshit: Win tickets to see Rod at the WFC in December
It is hard to find the words to adequately express our deep, abiding, unironic love for Rod Stewart. And especially his first five solo albums — a run of solid, real-deal rock ‘n’
roll records that rival any sequence of your favorite band’s — and especially his work with the Faces. You know how it’s so cool now for all of your lady friends to worship Stevie Nicks, to
completely fetishize her aura and voice and milieu? Rod should be enjoying the male equivalent to that; his voice is among the finest that rock ever produced. And yeah, there’s the schlocky Starbucks
stuff, and the Christmas album (confession: we even love that) but also, there is this, and the legacy of it, still present all over the place today (whassup Alabama Shakes):
Sigh. And don’t even get us started on the Ron Wood toilet-seat guitar. Anyway, Rod is
heading out on tour with Steve Winwood, hitting the Wells Fargo Center on December 11th. The inclusion of Winwood tells us that Rod will be performing ROCK MUSIC, and the date suggests that there
will be some Christmas music, too. We are totally fine with both of those things. And we’ll be there. And we want to hook you guys up, too. To enter to win tickets, email
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Rocker Rod Stewart plays soccer with his sons Sean and Alistair at a soccer game in Woodland Hills
Rod Stewart cradles son Aiden before giving wife Penny Lancaster affectionate pat on thigh on beachside set of
his new commercial
By Daily Mail Reporter
PUBLISHED: 14:43, 1 November 2013 | UPDATED: 14:44, 1 November 2013
He admitted that being an older father had left him 'knackered'.
But Rod Stewart looked as doting and attentive as a father half his age on Thursday.
The 68-year-old was seen cradling his two-year-old son Aiden before affectionately patting wife Penny Lancaster's thigh as he took a break from shooting a
commercial on the beach in Malibu.
Doting dad: Rod Stewart cradled his giggling son Aiden in between takes on the set of his new commercial in Malibu on Thursday
The Maggie May singer kept his arms around his son as the pair rode together on a beach buggy in between takes.
Aiden couldn't hide his glee, laughing with unbridled joy as during the fun ride.
The little boy had perhaps taken a dip in the sea as he was wrapped in a large white towel.
Keeping him close: The 68-year-old made sure to hold the little one close as they took a spin in the four-by-four vehicle
Snug as a bug: Aiden was wrapped up in a white towel as what appeared to be his nanny carried him a few steps behind Rod
Rod was later seen riding with his 42-year-old wife in the same four-by-four vehicle.
He was clearly thrilled to have her there as he kept his hand firmly resting on her thigh.
The 6ft 1in beauty showed off her long legs in white shorts, a simple grey vest and Ugg boots, while shielding her face with a wide-brimmed white hat.
Still going strong: Rod was later seen on the same beach buggy with his hand resting affectionately on wife Penny Lancaster's thigh
Good spirits: Rod gave a wave for the cameras, while Penny perched alongside him
Rod was also seen serenading a group of bikini-clad women while shooting a scene for the commercial.
He wore an all-white ensemble, except for a stylish red scarf wrapped around his neck.
Rod sat barefoot on a wooden loungechair as he strummed his guitar and sang for the blonde women, who listened raptly to the legendary crooner.
Still got it: Rod wore a white shirt, cream trousers and espadrilles while walking with a crew member as Aiden followed close behind
Don Juan: Rod was also seen serenading a group of bikini-clad women as he shot a scene for the commercial
After Aiden was born in 2011, Rod admitted that being a father for the eighth time was 'exhausting'.
'At my age, a new baby is bl**dy exhausting, it doesn’t stop, but I’m very lucky and proud to have had this happen in my life.
'Knackered or not, Aiden is a beautiful little boy.'
Thrilling: Rod was seen listening raptly as one of the bikini girls regaled him with a story
What's going on? The group turned their attention to something on the ground
In his element: Rod looked relaxed as he lounged barefoot between takes
Rod and Penny, who tied the knot in 2007, revealed that it took two years for them to conceive Aiden, and they had to resort to IVF.
Speaking to Hello Magazine shortly after his birth, he said: 'Aiden truly is a miracle. In the beginning we took it for granted that our second child would be as
easy to conceive as Alistair was, but the long journey was more than worth it.'
Rod has previously said Aiden will be his last child, adding: 'I can't have any more kids, otherwise I'll be touring until I'm 90.'
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Rod Stewart Will Retire When He’s 93
At 68, Rod Stewart has, like most people his age, reached the time in his life when he has started to think about calling it a day
and relaxing after a lifetime of hard work. But in a new interview, he says that day won’t arrive for another 25 years.
“I do hope I’ve got the dignity and the awareness to bow out at the right time, which is when I’m 93,” he told the Detroit News. “We’ve been lucky, all of us.”
For all its humorous intent, Stewart made that comment in reference to a question about his fellow rock legends who are still going strong well into their advanced years, such as Elton John and the Rolling Stones, and he provided a bit more insight into why
they continue to record and tour.
“It’s our job,” he said. “It’s what we do. It’s almost, I would say, it’s our identity and it’s very hard to give up, especially when you love what you do.”
Stewart’s words echo those by Paul McCartney, who spoke of his unwillingness to retire earlier this year. “For me, the main thing is I love making music so much. If I retired, I’d still do
exactly what I do. So I may as well not retire…Retire from what? I’d do this for nothing.”
Even rock stars sometimes find themselves waiting for the phone to ring. “He
never calls,” groused guitarist Jeff Beck about his erstwhile
band mate Rod Stewart in a backstage interview.
It’s the 45th anniversary of “Truth,” the debut album by the Jeff
Beck Group, which featured Stewart on vocals (and Ronnie Wood on bass).
That would seem as good a reason as any for a reunion between the guitarist and
singer, two godfathers of British blues rock. But Beck speculates that soccer
(among other distractions) keep Stewart from focusing on a new joint project:
“Get rid of them and we’ll have an album.”
The outlook seemed more promising four years ago after a concert by Beck in
Los Angeles, where Stewart joined him on stage to sing the
Impressions’ “People Get Ready,” which the two men cut as a single back in
the 1980s. But any future duets hinge on finding some fresh material they can
both agree on. “I’m the one doing all the looking,” Beck said, suggesting
Stewart put in some research time on Spotify.
Through a representative, Stewart’s management declined to comment.
Beck is finishing up a concert tour with Brian Wilson, while Stewart is
currently on tour in support of his latest album, “Time.”
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Talking with Rod Stewart about 'Time', touring and Atlanta clubs
By Melissa Ruggieri Access Atlanta.com
Rod Stewart usually can be counted on for a couple of things in concert: To be rakishly charming at all times and to deliver a solid array of hits in that distinctive rasp that
makes today’s Top 40 kids sound like meerkats by comparison.
This spring, he released “Time,” his first album of original material in more than a decade — no doubt his “American Songbook” collection had its fans, but even Stewart tired of
the classics after a point — and returned to the charts with the giddy rocker “She Makes Me Happy.”
If recent set lists from the European leg of his tour hold, that is one of a couple of new songs Stewart is tucking into his hits-stuffed shows (the U.S. run launched Thursday).
Fans who head to Philips Arena to see him on Saturday, with fellow rock vet Steve Winwood opening, can expect a musical time capsule ranging from “Maggie May” to “Rhythm of My Heart” to
his beloved Motown covers.
Earlier this fall, Stewart, still cheeky at 68, called from Los Angeles to talk about the tour, the effect his amusing book, “Rod: The Autobiography,” had on his songwriting, and
memories of the Gold Club.
Q: What made this the right time to return to writing and recording original songs?
A: I hadn’t written a song for 13 years. I’d done the “American Songbook” (albums) and the Christmas album and I was running out of options. (“Time”) was inspired when
we started writing the book — it inspired so many memories.
Q: How much of the set will be dedicated to the new songs and what can we expect, production-wise?
A: It’s always a big show, though I don’t have Celine Dion with water and the front of the Titanic (as in her Las Vegas show). We rely on the music. It’s a glamorous
stage with high-tech video work. We’ll probably do four or five songs from the new album, maybe three. People always want to hear the songs they know and they’re quite right. If Sam
Cooke was alive, I’d want to hear all the old stuff. It’s a big band — 14 people. My daughter, Ruby, might be coming out. All the girls take part in a drum solo dressed in leopard
print — it’s very Rod Stewart. And we’ll do about five acoustic songs.
Q: What’s the format with Steve Winwood? Are you performing together at all like you did with Stevie Nicks?
A: I can’t imagine so. I don’t think we really have enough time. The last time we were onstage was the Reading Jazz Festival in 1965. He came up with Eric Burdon.
Q: Whose idea was it to tour together?
A: Nowadays you need a good support act. Tickets don’t sell as they did years ago and the more glamorous you can make the bill, the better. We’ve both been around the
Q: And you’re still kicking your soccer balls, right?
A: Oh, yes, 40 of them every night.
Q: From reading your autobiography and also some stories about the Faces, it seems as if Atlanta was one of those cities that brought out the naughty side of you and the
A: (Laughs) We used to fly in and go to the (now shuttered) Gold Club. Sometimes we never did encores if it got us there faster.
Q: I would guess that backstage is a bit of a different scene now.
A: My days of that are thankfully behind me. It seemed OK at the time, so frivolous and silly. We used to get so abused by hotels, and they didn’t want us there.
We actually got banned by the Holiday Inn!
Q: Will your boys (Alastair, 8, and Aiden, 2) come on the road with you?
A: No, they won’t, they’re all in school. (Wife) Penny (Lancaster) will come out. I do about nine shows and take a break. I can’t do those tours for five months
Q: Does it bug you to be onstage and see so many people filming the concert on their cameras rather than paying attention to what you’re presenting at the moment?
A: It doesn’t worry me at all. I encourage it, especially in Vegas. Some of the people who perform there have people thrown out. I do the opposite — I encourage
people to come down to the stage.
Q: You’ve extended your Vegas run for two more years, so I guess it must be going well?
A: It really is. I’m astonished, because we just play our music and get on with it. It’s a happy show, it’s a happy band, that’s why we’re always smiling for two
hours. It’s contagious. People leave with smiles and footballs. It’s intimate and you can tell stories for the audience and there isn’t a bad seat in the house. It honestly is better than
Q: What’s the latest with you and Jeff Beck?
A: Jeff and I … we tried to make a blues album together, but we couldn’t see eye to eye. But there’s more chance of the Faces touring. If the (Rolling) Stones
would ever bloody finish, there would be a window of opportunity for the Faces.
Q: This tour ends in December. What’s next on the planner?
A: We’re going to make a new album, either originals or a country album. I’ve covered a lot of country songs, and songs like “You’re in My Heart” are very
country oriented. It would be interesting to do it.
Rod Stewart: The evolution of Rod
Ben Thompson salutes pop's stealthy chameleon Rod Stewart, as the 68 year old sets out again on
When talk turns to pop’s masters and mistresses of self-reinvention, Rod
Stewart’s name is not generally one of the first you’ll hear mentioned. But where the Madonnas and David Bowies of this world make an endless song
and dance of their own mutability, Stewart belongs to another, more discreet category of stealth chameleons.
Just think of the multi-tudinous versions of him contained within that reassuringly roguish “What-you-see-is-what-you-get” chat-show persona over the years.
A top five might include Rod the Mod, strutting like a beautifully tailored peacock; One of the Lads Rod, larking drunkenly with the Faces; Trans-atlantic Tax-Exile Rod, an unanswerable argument
for a 90 per cent top-earners’ rate; Leopard-skin-clad Disco-Dad Rod, hip-thrusting lubriciously in a sequence of wildly inappropriate leggings; and, latterly, Elder Statesman Rod, croaking his way
elegiacally through the old crooners’ songbook, much to Michael Parkinson’s delight.
The next phase in the evolution of this twinkly-eyed eminence blond – as custodian of his own abundant mythology – was inaugurated with 2012’s ruthlessly entertaining autobiography. The
revelation that, in the “process” of writing this book, Rod had rediscovered his mojo and then channelled his rejuvenated creativity into his first new songs for more than a decade prompted cynics to
wonder if his ghostwriter Giles Smith would be helping with the album.
But when the breezily (not to say brazenly) autobiographical album Time gave Stewart his first UK number one in 34
years, Rod – as usual – had the last laugh.
As he hits the road again with customary alacrity, those wishing for deeper insights into the mysteries of Rod Stewart’s on/off romance with his muse can also look forward to this month’s release
of Rarities – a compellingly scratchy double-CD set of formative moments from
the 1969-74 period that was probably his creative peak.
Jeff Beck not interested in reuniting with Rod Stewart
Guitar great Jeff Beck has no plans to mark the 45th anniversary of his first Jeff Beck Group album, Truth, by re-teaming with old pal and frontman Rod Stewart - because the singer’s voice has
changed too much.
Stewart recently floated the idea of a joint The Faces and Jeff Beck Group reunion tour for 2014, but the idea of hitting the stage again with the Baby Jane singer is not high on Beck’s list of
He tells Billboard.com, “He doesn’t sound the same. The timbre of his voice has changed, and therefore there’s no point in trying to do Truth 2 or anything like that. He should’ve called me 25
years ago for that, or when I did (song) People Get Ready with him (in 1985) would’ve been a good time. But his manager didn’t want that. I don’t think he wants to lose his boy back into my evil
clutches, so that never happened.”
And Beck has tested his friendship with Stewart by urging the rocker to “focus” if he ever wants to do something with his old bandmate again, poking fun at the singer’s love of sports.
The guitarist states, “I’ve already done 11 demos for him, and he said they were in the wrong key. So there’s the commitment he didn’t even tell me which key to do these tracks. But I don’t want
these sour grapes.
“He prefers (soccer), and maybe that’s the problem. I’m not holding my breath.”
Beck’s comments come just over a month after Stewart told the same news outlet his old pal was mad at him.
He explained, “When Jeff’s angry at you, he stays angry for a long time. We were going to do a blues album... but we couldn’t agree on a great many things. I sent him a Christmas card, or emailed
him a Christmas card, the year before last and never heard anything back.”