ROD STEWART – NEW ALBUM AND IT PROMISES TO BE ROCK & ROLL AT LAST! – AUTOBIORAPHY ON THE WAY – PROJECT WITH JEFF BECK

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Rod Stewart recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of has just finished work on his first album of new material in ten years. Stewart says. “It’s seven new songs by R.D. Stewart, that’s me and it’s ready to go.” The album also features four covers including a Tom Waits song. “I don’t think I’ve ever written seven songs for one album” says Rodders. “Some are saying that it sounds like Gasoline Alley revisited, though I don’t see that. It’s hats off to the past, and also hats off to the future.” Stewart hopes to release the LP in May. Well thank goodness we might get something akin t o rock and roll instead of that smooth stuff that’s been served up recently.

Stewart surprised himself when he began writing for the project. “During the American Songbook period I thought that the art of writing songs had left me,” he says. “…but suddenly, it all came flooding back. It was so much more enjoyable than when I used to write songs. I’ve got a bit more to write about now. They’re grown-ups’ songs. There’s no ‘Hot Legs’ or ‘Do You Think I’m Sexy?'”

The new project marks the end of his successful American Songbook series of covers albums. “That’s all dead and gone,” Stewart says. “I did five of those. We milked it dry. They all sold tremendously well. I think 7 million all together.” 

Rod Stewart and Jeff Beck have been planning a collaborative album their first since the original Jeff Beck Group split in 1969, but the project is delayed. “There are contractual problems,” says Stewart. “If Jeff still wants to do it then hopefully we can start on it next year, I signed a deal with Universal, and they just wanted me to do an album by myself. Hopefully we can do it sometime next year.”

Rod Stewart is also beginning to work on his autobiography he said “I’m right in the middle of the book. It’s going to be an epic story.” He said he was just writing, explaining what a powerful influence Bob Dylan was.

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