Rod Stewart SLAMMED over Tyson Fury vs Wladimir Klitschko pre-fight performance

Legendary singer is hammered on social media for his lacklustre pre-fight performance in Dusseldorf

Tyson Fury wasn't the only Brit performing in the ring tonight and Rod Stewart climbed in to sing to the fans, complete with his band - but it didn't go according to plan.

The fans switched on the lights on their cameras as the lights were dimmed to make it look like the night sky and the stars.

"One Rod Stewart, there's only one Rod Stewart," sang the British fans, adapting the old Ricky Hatton favourite.


But Stewart's performance didn't go down well with fans watching at home, as first he was made to wait, lying down in the ring and taking a seat in the corner

Photos from Fight night

Do ya think I'm funny? No, Grandpa Rod!

Fifa forever! Rod Stewart, 70, pays tribute to Celtic in team sweater as he goes shopping with son Sean in Rodeo Drive


Singer Pixie Lott may be a sucker for Rod Stewart’s tomfoolery - the pair were accused of disrespect as they laughed and joked during the Festival of Remembrance - but his four-year-old granddaughter is less easily impressed.

Delilah, daughter of Kimberly Stewart and Oscar-winning actor Benicio del Toro, gave her grandfather a disapproving look as he placed a plate of food on his head at the dining table.

Stewart, 70, became a father for the eighth time with wife Penny Lancaster six months before Delilah was born, and he enjoys a friendly rivalry with del Toro.

‘I might pull the Oscar out to show to my daughter,’ says del Toro.

‘Grandpa has a lot of stuff, but he ain’t got one of these.


He's a lifelong fan of Celtic and singer Rod Stewart paid tribute to his favourite football team as he went shopping with son Sean on Tuesday.

The 70-year-old singer wore the team's sweater with a pair of bright green Adidas track pants as he hit Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.

With his trademark blonde locks in place, the Forever Young singer sported a pair of designer shades and black Nike trainers as he carried a new suit in his hand


Rod is also father to Kimberly, 36; Ruby, 28; Renee, 23; Liam, 21; Alastair, 9; Aiden, 4; and Sarah Streeter, 52.

The crooner, who is married to Loose Women star Penny Lancaster, recently revealed that it was the love of the beautiful game, which stopped him being too involved with drugs

In an interview with Loaded magazine, he said: 'I never bought any drugs. Never. We did some coke sometimes in The Faces, but it was never important to me.'

He asserted: 'You can't go on the field after a skin-full of that. Well, I couldn't. I've just never been a real druggie person.'

In the chat, Stewart also spoke about how much he misses playing football.

Rod reminisced: 'Aw man, I miss it so much. The preparation; a good night's sleep on Saturday nights before kick-off Sunday mornings. Getting my kit all ready. Oh, my shin pads.

Rod Stewart on his new album Another Country

Singer Rod Stewart's latest — and 29th — album, which released this October, is titled Another Country.

From the first notes of his self-written hit Maggie May in 1971, through his five volume American Songbook series, the raspy-voiced star has been an audience favourite, selling over 200 million albums worldwide.

Stewart sits down with Shad in Studio q to reflect on his career, overcoming a years-long writer's block, what it's like to be a father of eight — including 10- and five-year old sons — at age 70, and his latest work, Another Country.

Rod Stewart really, really misses his shin pads.

OK, he has considerable compensations in his life, including a whopping nine-figure fortune, almost half a century as one of the world’s most celebrated and successful singers, eight kids by five mothers and personal collections of Ferraris and pre-Raphaelite art. But even a household name can miss the reassuring ritual of getting ready to play football.

A remarkably nimble 70, he only hung up his boots a year and a half ago. “Aw man, I miss it so much,” he sighs, affable and at ease in a suite at London’s celeb-haven Langham Hotel. He’s understatedly “money” in smart black leather jacket, white shirt and black tie. His hair still sticks up proudly like an inflated rubber glove on an egg.

“The preparation; a good night’s sleep on Saturday nights before kick-off Sunday mornings. Getting my kit all ready….oh, my shin pads… .” His naturally mischievous eyes all but mist over as he recalls his pads with reverence. “I am a genuine fitness fanatic. I’ve had a full-time trainer for fifteen years. I take it seriously!”

Towards the end I could only play 35 minutes a game, because I’ve had knee operations, and it was painful. So if I had to do a concert in the evening, in Las Vegas, I’d literally limp onto the stage. Couldn’t get out of the dressing room. So, the football had to go. It’s been a good innings though.”

As a consolation goal, Stewart still likes to watch. He’s good friends with Scotland manager Gordon Strachan and famously cheers on the national team and Celtic. (Rarely has a man born in Highgate, North London, supported the Scots so vigorously and with such frequent use of loud tartan. When his dad passed away, he got tattoos of a Scottish lion and thistle in his memory). 

Now that his shin pads are retired however, watching his mates in his own old Los Angeles team – The Exiles, a pool of ex-pats drawn from all walks of life (“electricians, salesmen, no stars”) – is trickier. “Sometimes I can’t even be bothered. They’re all in the dressing room afterwards, shouting at each other what they should or shouldn’t have done…and I feel totally out of it. The beers come out but I don’t fancy one ’cos I haven’t earned it, y’know?”

The man who once asked the world if it thought he was sexy (“It wasn’t me – it was a character in a story!” he protests), Stewart reckons the music business keeps him young too.

His latest album, Another Country, the 29th in a stellar career, recently went to No 2, blocked from the top spot only by Elvis.) He may seem a cosy staple of the Strictly/Loose Women/Children In Need middle of the road now, but in his hedonistic heyday he was the clown prince of the great rock‘n’roll roosters. His soulful, gloriously weathered voice was the clown’s tears.

“It’s a great business to be in – it occupies you, engages the mind. Even doing interviews is good – it helps me remember stuff, like when I wrote my autobiography, Rod. And writing songs too. I think it’s when you close down the mind that the ageing process bashes you around the head.”

The thing with Stewart, now a sentimental family man (and grandad: his second eldest, Kimberley, has a child with movie star Benicio Del Toro), is that he looked after himself even when he wasn’t looking after himself. Relatively. Contrary to popular belief that all A-list rock legends spend their lives neck-deep in toot, Rod has never been very interested in drugs. Booze, yes. Women, oh yes. Drugs, not so much.

“I never bought any drugs,” he tells me. “Never. We did some coke sometimes in The Faces, but it was never important to me. The main reason again being I was playing football, and you can’t go on the field after a skin-full of that. Well, I couldn’t. I’ve just never been a real druggie person.”

“But I still like my wine every night. Two glasses with my food, maybe three.” With a smile he remembers a vintage classic. “Back in The Faces days we all used to drink Mateus Rose, with that funny-shaped bottle… I think we put it on the map.  We had no confidence, so we’d get routinely drunk or we wouldn’t have been able to play otherwise.”

The Faces enjoyed “five hilarious years” before Stewart’s solo career soared after his solo breakthrough “Maggie May”. They left us hot-legged humdingers such as Cindy Incidentally, Stay With Me and You Can Make Me Dance, Sing Or Anything. A recent one-off reunion show by the surviving members for charity drew roars of applause, and now there are rumours of and requests for a Glastonbury headline slot. Stewart doesn’t rule anything out.

“It was great”, he says. “There’s something about The Faces – even though there’s only three of us left, it still exists. It floats along. Might sink, might swim. We started one number and it was all out of time, so I stopped it because, y’know, people have paid good money here. Ronnie Wood says, ‘OK we’ll start it again, but we all know it’ll sound exactly the same’ and that was the spirit of The Faces.”

Is it mythology or truth that your favourite “vice” was women, predominantly blonde?

“Oh, y’know, I’ve done pretty well with women. Basically I like to think I’m an old softie romantic. I haven’t made too many enemies along the road.” If the singer has well and truly settled down with third wife Penny Lancaster now, he’s still allowed to pine for the shin pads of youth.

Reminiscing about the late George Best, a fellow ’70s/’80s playboy and football maverick, he says, “Ah, George, what a sweetheart, what a player. Found some great pictures of him the other day, as I’m moving house… y’know how you find stuff that’s been in drawers for years? Some wonderful pictures of me and him, kicking a ball around together when I first moved to LA in the mid-’70s.”

Perhaps surprisingly, the two louche legends of people’s culture weren’t prone to partying together. “Any time I was with George I was never in a pub with him, no no,” says Stewart. “He came to concerts. I went to games. I think I was always more in control of my life than he was of his. Sadly as an athlete you’re only as good as your body is. Whereas as a singer I can keep going and going and going, as long as I look after my voice. Which I do.”

Rod Stewart’s career seems indestructible. What he’d give to be able to strap on those shin pads one more time though.

Rod arriving at LAX on Tuesday

A night on the town


He shot to fame in the late 1960's, thanks to his raspy singing voice.

And ever since, Rod Stewart has been known as much for his vocal talents, as for his fashion statements.

The 70-year-old rocker made no exception on Thursday night as he headed out for dinner at The Nice Guy in West Hollywood, California, with his daughter Kimberly, 36 and son Sean, who's 35.

The fashion fearless crooner decided he would accompany his children in what, at first glance, seemed like a fairly conservative ensemble.

The Maggie May singer donned black suit trousers, and paired them with a white shirt and canary yellow cable-knit jumper.


He layered a long black jacket on top, which had black flower embellishment up the left hand side, decorated in sequins.

The pièce de résistance however, was his bold footwear, in the form of leopard print loafers, with a bright patent red outline and black buckle strap.

Kimberly wrapped up for the winter in a long black leather coat, paired with knee-length black suede boots.

She wore her hair loosely down around her shoulders and carried a black leather clutch bag with her into the posh eatery.

Her brother Sean looked smart too, in dark denim jeans, a black and white striped jumper, a black mac and tan suede ankle boots.

Rapper Tyga meets Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart: ‘The Faces had a barman onstage!’<< New text box >>

Rod Stewart recalls the days of having an onstage bar – complete with barman – with The Faces in the new issue of Q, out now.

Giving us his 10 Commandments for better living, the superstar singer recalls his old band’s mid-gig drinking arrangements, while warning: “Don’t drink port on an empty stomach”.

“In the Faces we never got drunk just for the sake of getting drunk. We would all be in the dressing room passing round a bottle of Mateus Rosé, then we’d go out and play. We had the barman onstage, he had a proper bar and would bring us drinks on a tray,” Stewart tells Q’s Chris Catchpole.

“When Kenney [Jones] had his drum solo on (I Know) I’m Losing You, we’d all go to the bar and [sticks elbow out] watch him. ‘You carry on, we’ll just have a quick one!’ Our decline when it came to alcohol consumption was when one of us decided to start drinking port and brandy on an empty stomach…”

Get the new issue of Q, available now in print and on digital, for the full story, plus Stewart’s other nine commandments, including fashion tips, football knowledge, his opinion of The Great British Bake Off… and more.



Rod Stewart lined up for BBC Music Awards

Rod Stewart has joined the line-up for the 2015 BBC Music Awards event in Birmingham next month.

Rod will be joined by three other newly announced acts, singer-songwriter James Bay, country-inspired duo The Shires, and former Beautiful South partners Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott.

Rod Stewart says: “I’m really looking forward to performing at the BBC Music Awards. Birmingham is a terrific city and what a perfect way to round off the year with my loyal UK fans!”

Other artists appearing at the listener event includes Ellie Goulding, Hozier, Jess Glynne, Little Mix, Mumford & Sons, OMI and One Direction plus BBC Introducing Artist of the Year, Jack Garratt. Together they will celebrate an amazing year in music with the BBC Concert Orchestra helping to create some spectacular performances.

Hosted by Chris Evans and Fearne Cotton, the live event will take place from 4-6pm on Thursday 10th December and will be broadcast the same evening on BBC One, Radio 1, Radio 2 and There will also be coverage of the Red Carpet arrivals, back stage gossip and exclusive interviews and sessions.

Supported by Birmingham City Council, the BBC Music Awards will feature five awards: British Artist of the Year and International Artist of the Year as decided by the BBC Music panel, Song of the Year voted for by members of the public and a special award for a BBC Introducing artist. This year there will be a new award – BBC Live Performance of the Year – which will be given to the band or artist who has delivered THE stand out BBC Music live moment of 2015 also voted by the BBC Music panel.

The Executive Producer for the BBC Music Awards is Guy Freeman.

Wake up Maggie: Rod Stewart stocks up at BYOB

Your mom's favourite British rock star, in Toronto for a performance, bought a gold bar set at Queen West's Cocktail Emporium before the store opened for business

At BYOB Cocktail Emporium’s Kensington Market store, the cover of Rod Stewart’s 1976 album A Night on the Town – in which the singer appears in a straw hat, lifting a coup of champagne – hangs on the wall. So imagine owner Kristen Voisey’s surprise when the British musician showed up at BYOB’s Queen Street West location early this morning.

“We actually hadn’t opened yet,” Voisey says. “I was here early because I was doing window displays last night, so I was up by the front cleaning up when a big black SUV pulled up.”

When Voisey recognized Stewart hop out of the vehicle, with his signature dishevelled hairstyle, she let him and two of his assistants into the shop.

The 70-year-old crooner best known for hits like Do Ya Think I’m Sexy, Tonight’s the Night, and Maggie May, is in town to perform an exclusive concert for just 350 people at the CBC’s Glenn Gould Studio tonight (November 16).

When he turned up at BYOB early in the day, he was looking to buy ingredients to make French Martini cocktails for his wife, Penny Lancaster-Stewart.

“They poked around for like 15 minutes and he was the nicest ever, just the sweetest.” Voisey recalls. “His assistant wanted stuff for Old Fashioneds for her husband.”

In addition to his cocktail shopping list, Stewart purchased a gold shaker, bar spoon and jigger. He also left with gold-rimmed coups similar to the one he was photographed holding in the 1970s. 

Rod and Penny at  Hogwarts in the Snow launch at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour

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Rod Stewart: 'the older you get, you tend to take more time'

At 70, it might take rocker Rod Stewart a few more revs to get the engine going, but then it's all vibrators, storytelling and experimentation with wife Penny. But as he explains to our reporter, as long as it's consensual, whatever goes on between two people is OK. And with a new album and tour, he has no intention of retiring from music, either

Rod Stewart is wrapped in tartan and sitting on a plush sofa in a London hotel room talking about the comedown after sex.

As with everything, the French have a more sophisticated way of describing it. Post-coital tristesse.

And for Rod, this is the only way he can describe the strange feeling that's always overwhelmed him after coming off stage and walking away from a stadium of screaming fans.

"It was bad," he says, in his distinct north London accent. "It was always a let-down afterwards.

"You feel like you have just made love to 80,000 people . . . and then you are in the hotel room, all on your own. I couldn't sleep. It was an indescribable feeling."

It's Monday morning in The Langham hotel and, on the eve of the release of his latest album Another Country, I'm sitting with the flashiest rock god in town.

Usually known for his jubilant form, these solitary experiences left Rod feeling uneasy.

Was it loneliness, I ask?

"No. I tell you what it is. To have that amount of admiration from so many people and then to go back to your hotel room and have a shower and go to bed - which sometimes you have to do, because you have to move on the next day."

I see the chance to tip-toe into Rod's infamous life of debauchery on the road. His tales of touring life are legendary. He regularly got his drivers to whisk one girl to the departures lounge of local airports, depending on where he was in the world, before picking up another woman from arrivals.

For one of his conquests, he organised a proposal written in the sky, while she was on a date with another man. That is, before he frantically aborted the plan mid-way through, when he bumped into another beauty in the space of a few hours - who went on to become his wife. Throughout his years of excess, he rarely spent a few days without a woman in his bed. In his own words, "we shagged ourselves rotten".

"Do you think that that post-concert comedown drove you to a lot of the other . . . em . . . stuff?" I ask, gently.

"What? You mean the shagging and the drinking?" He roars with laughter. "Instead of going back to the hotel room and going to bed? Nah, I never did it because of that. I just always went out to mess around with the boys."

There's obviously no need for diplomacy with one of the music business's most famed bed-hoppers. So I toss aside my sheet of prepared questions and get down to brass tacks.

What is sex like when you're in your 70s then? Is it still all that?

"I need a bit of a start on the handle," he laughs, miming the large circles of a revolving motion, as if he is starting an old car. "Grrr . . ." he laughs, mimicking the rev of a motor, "but it's still very much enjoyable."

It would want to be. Married since 2007 to one of Britain's leggiest beauties, Penny Lancaster, her 44 to his 70 years has finished his sexual adventures on something of a crescendo.

Is it even better now, with third wife Penny? "Yes. There is not so much of it, that is for sure. But I think, the older you get, you tend to take more time, more foreplay, and you plan it more."

With two boys with the model - Alastair, who turns 10 this month, and four-year-old Aiden - in addition to daughter Sarah Streeter (52), who was raised by adoptive parents; daughter Kimberly (36) and son Sean (35) with first wife, Alana Hamilton; daughter Ruby (28) with Texan model, Kelly Emberg; and daughter Renee (23) and son Liam (20) with second wife, Rachel Hunter - he admits sex "is not quite as spontaneous anymore. But it's still wonderfully pleasurable."

For Rod - who also dated Swedish Bond girl Britt Ekland for two years in the 1970s; she claimed that he "never said sorry" for his infidelities - great sex leaves the door open for anything.

"Dare I say, whatever happens between two people, as long as they are both consensual, it's OK," he says. "I think the experimenting side of sex, too - whether it be storytelling, vibrators, or whatever you want to do - it's fun. You can't have any inhibitions, you just got to let it all go."

His 2013 autobiography Rod makes an eye-watering read for any woman hoping to tame his wild streak. Does Penny now have a hard time trusting him?

"Oh no, she trusts me. It's my history, you can't change history. That's the end of it. She knew that going in. I didn't hide anything about myself. She knew what she was marrying. She had plenty of time to think about it, because we had a courtship of six or seven years. We couldn't be happier, and that's all because we communicated."

After all these years of roller-coaster marriages, affairs and heartache - which, at one stage, left him in therapy - what's the one thing he has learned about love?

He screeches with a pseudo-camp voice: "Shuuut up sisterrrr!" He teases like a girl gossiping about boys at a pyjama party: "Oh, I don't know . . . it is unpredictable, that's for sure. I still don't understand it."

For a good relationship, he now knows "communication is very important", and there's another key insight into women that many a man has learned the hard way over a glass of white. When it comes to women, he says, "don't have discussions after you've had a glass of wine and before you're supposed to go to bed". But his next principle comes as a surprise: "Loyalty goes a long way in my book."

He clocks the bemused reaction.

"I know, I know, [it's strange] that I should say that . . . I know what you're going to say," he says and gives almost an embarrassed chuckle.

In his book, he describes being with one beautiful woman, Kelly Emberg, who was pregnant with his child. He was happy with her, his family loved her, he had fought hard to win her back after she had previously caught him cheating - at one stage, crying on the phone to her assistant - and finally his pleas had succeeded. "Yet, for all that," he wrote afterwards, "a little demon was at work in my head, saying, 'Don't settle, don't get tied'."

He says he has done a complete turnaround with Penny. What was it about her that drowned out his inner hobgoblin?

It turns out it's all down to geography. "Maybe it's because she is British," he offers. "My [second] marriage was to a New Zealander," he says of another model, Rachel Hunter, "and the one before that was American [Alana Hamilton] and the mother of my other daughter. But there was an immediate connection with Penny because she was British."

Some time ago, Penny raised eyebrows when she claimed men should not cook because “putting the apron on” robs men of their masculinity.

Admitting that her views may be “a bit old-fashioned” she said she believed men should be “the hunter-gatherer, the macho man, looking after the family”.

Rod gives another first-hand insight into why his marriage works: “Whatever my wife says, I agree with”.

Despite all his past philandering, what is most notable about Rod’s autobiography is how he takes full responsibility for his actions and the hurt and pain he caused various women along the way. In his own words it “clearly was the behaviour of an asshole . . . it was all really unpleasant, a mortifying testament to how cock-happy I was”.

Rod laments he was the only one losing out.

“I had everything I wanted . . . I didn’t have love. They were purely physical relationships in those days way back when, which was unsustaining.”

Today, he muses, “I think most guys would have done what I did. You’re a rock singer. That’s a great position to be in, to be a singer in a band. You’re always going to get the girls.” He laughs, and says, “Any lead-guitar player will tell you that — the singer always gets the girls.”

He wouldn’t give any young playboys advice. Save to say, “Good luck to them. Go and enjoy themselves. Sow their wild oats.”

“Their girlfriends are going to kill you,” I smile.

He shrugs: “Just do it. You need to get it out of your system.”

Then a sheepish look sweeps across his eyes. “Just, for some of us, it takes a little longer than others.”

At 70, his biggest fear is ill-health. It makes him paranoid. He is constantly going to the doctor for check-ups, recently admitting that he gets a finger up his bum “about three times a year”. But, when it comes to superficialities, he is unfazed by the creeping years.

“You just have to live with it. Don’t fight it. Just embrace it. That’s what we must do. You know, I am very lucky. I have kept my hair [so famous, it warranted a full chapter in his book] and I have good cheekbones — as me wife keeps telling me — so I feel very lucky. Embrace it, guys.

“Of course,” he adds, when it comes to ageing, “men get a better deal than women. All our lines give us character.”

With age — and with the changing shape of the music business — he has earned the ability to be his own man: “I feel much freer. Much freer. There is a song on the new album called Batman Superman Spiderman. It is about putting my four-year-old son to bed. I don’t think I would have been comfortable writing that song

25 years ago. I would’ve been embarrassed.”

Why? “Because I was too busy being a rock star. It doesn’t go with the image, does it? To write songs about your four-year-old son . . .”

Now, even his touring schedule revolves around his kids: “In the old days — when I had my other kids — I was always on tour trying to carve out a living for myself, so sometimes the kids would not see me for months on end because ‘dad’s out working’.

“But now I have made a few pennies, I make the tours around the kids’ holidays. Next May and June is when I am touring again — that’s their school holidays, and then, in March, I go back to Las Vegas and they are on holidays, so they will come with me.”

Surely, at this age and with an estimated fortune of €156m, a white supercar worth €275k in the drive, a lingerie-model wife waiting at home in his 18th-Century mansion and a young family to see, he would want to pack it in. But the thought never crosses his mind.

“It’s what I do. I don’t like this word ‘retirement’. I have enough days off to spend with Penny and the kids. Touring keeps me young. I like writing songs and performing. God gave me this career. I am a rock star, I suppose, but I think what I was trying to say is that I was working at it [in the past] but I don’t have to work as much at it anymore. I tell people when I want to tour, and I tell people when I want to make an album. No one tells me what to do. I have no boss.”

It’s a long way from serving his time going “up and down freeways, in the back of smoky old vans and smelly hotels”.

He says it makes him wonder “what

it is like for the kids [in today’s reality TV pop star shows] that get close

[to success] and then get rejected?

“I mean, I was watching The Voice the other night, or The X Factor, I don’t know which, and a big blonde girl absolutely collapsed on stage, she was so distraught. The psychological damage of that.

“To be on the television one minute — everybody putting make-up on you and performing — and then, boom . . . gone.

You are back home in your mom’s bedroom in your council house. It must be devastating.

“When we made it, it was like a slow progression — step by step — preparing you to get to [the top] if you ever got there. And it wasn’t up to anyone else to make that decision. It was up to the public

out there. Not four or five judges.”

Rod wears his fame lightly. Before I leave, he asks, without prompt, “do you want a picture, darling?” as if it’s second nature to him when he meets people. We pose, and when I am leaving, he pulls me in for a kiss on the hand.

Maybe the lesson, then, is to go for an older man, because he has done everything he is going to do and a woman is then guaranteed a man is not going to change, I offer.

He gives a cheeky grin. “Well . . . I’d hate to think I was that predictable.” 

Veteran Crooner Rod Stewart Is Convinced He Is "Far Too Old" To Ever Land A Judging Role On A Tv Talent Show.

The Maggie May star was recently rumoured to have been chosen as a guest judge on Simon Cowell's U.K. reality series The X Factor, but Rod is adamant the story is not true.

Rod, 70, insists he does not dislike the show, but fears he would never be given the chance to judge because of his age.

"No. I wouldn't be doing that show," he tells John Leslie on his Greatest Hits Radio show. "I've got nothing against the show. It's just I'm far too old quite honestly... I'm far too busy trying to flog (sell) my album."

It is not the first time Rod has been linked to a role on the U.K. TV show - back in 2012, he was also reported to have been hired as a guest judge, but the rumours did not pan out.

During the interview, Rod also talks about his newfound love of songwriting, revealing he did not enjoy the process when he was younger but now loves his time in the studio.

"I'm enjoying this rebirth and being able to write songs," he adds. "It's not easier, but it is more pleasurable. In the old days, when I was with The Faces, for instance, they had to lock me in a hotel room with a bottle of wine and say, 'Come on, Stewart. Get on with it'. But nowadays I'm absolutely the opposite. I love it. I absolutely love writing songs."

The interview is set to air next week (beg09Nov15)

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Stars in their Eyes! Alan Brazil and Rod Stewart sing Maggie May

Rod Stewart has a pop at pal Elton John & states his hair is 'sewn on'

Rocker Rod Stewart has had a pop at pal Sir Elton John ’s barnet – saying it has-been “sewn” on. Bushy haired Rod, 70, had been boasting about how he & his 38-year-old Faces bandmate & Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood has-been capable of keep their very own full heads of hair, when he hinted at Elton’s pretend locks. One-time bald Elton, 68, is rumoured to have undergone a hair transplant after growing back his hair. Dad-of-eight Rod told Swedish talk show Skavlan over the weekend: “Well, I have been fortunate I have still got it, unlike a couple of my mates in the music business. I am not going to allude any names.” When asked about Elton’s hair by the host, Rod replied: “It’s been sewn. It’s sewn on. …

Bushy haired Rod, 70, had been boasting about how he and his 38-year-old Faces bandmate and Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood has been able to maintain their own full heads of hair, when he hinted at Elton’s fake locks.

One-time bald Elton, 68, is rumoured to have undergone a hair transplant after growing back his hair.

Dad-of-eight Rod told Swedish chat show Skavlan over the weekend: “Well, I have been fortunate I have still got it, unlike a couple of my mates in the music business. I am not going to mention any names.”

When asked about Elton’s hair by the host, Rod replied: “It’s been sewn. It’s sewn on.

“I don’t have to do that. It’s all there mate. I put a bit of mousse and blow it upside down and this is what happens.

Me and Ronnie Wood have the same hair. When we were in the Jeff Beck group when we had no money we used to cut each others.

"But we used to sabotage each other’s hair.

“I am a vain person. I like to look nice, but I don’t spend all day looking in the mirror.

“I have always had a penchant for clothes. I do plan what I am going to wear. They are an extension of your personality.”

Last week Rod also credited his distinctive tresses for helping him become a rockstar.

Speaking in New York he said: “Look at me, I couldn’t be anything other than a rock singer with this hair.”

The star, who has been married three times, added on the television show that he thinks he has been lucky with women due to his sense of humour, rather than good looks.

Rod, who has been married third wife Penny Lancaster , 44, for seven years, added: “I would like to think I am funny.

"I am not particularly good looking, but I would like to think I have a good sense of humour. And I am a singer in a rock group so that helps.

Now I am monogamous I have been very happily married for seven years and I have been with Penny for 13 years.

"I had a period between my second wife where I went astray.

“I am not good at being alone. I enjoy the company of people and women. Nothing happens when I am on my own, I just wonder where everybody is.

"I have only had one break up with my second wife. I have broke up a lot with people and I did not do it very nicely and I am embarrassed about that.”

A spokesman for Elton declined to comment.



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