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Tuesday
Jan222013

Rod Stewart Admits Faking His UK Driving Test

ABC News Radio(LONDON) -- In his recent memoir Rod: The Autobiography, Rod Stewart writes about his passion for fast cars, but now the singer admits to faking his U.K. driving test.

Stewart tells The Sun he got a roadie to take the exam in 1967 and adds, “To this day I have never taken a driving test in Britain.”

The 68-year-old Stewart says roadie Pete Saunders volunteered to take the test in the rocker's place after growing tired of driving him around. 

“Pete set off to the test center, signed in as Mr. Roderick Stewart of Highgate and took my test,” Stewart says.  “And I passed, I’m pleased to say.”

The veteran singer tells the newspaper he drove illegally in the U.K. for the next eight years until he took a test for a driver's license in the United States and passed.  Stewart drives in the U.K. with his U.S. license.

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Tuesday
May102011

Rod Stewart to Begin Two-Year Vegas Residency

ABC/Donna Svennevik(LAS VEGAS) -- Rod Stewart will begin a two-year residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas starting August 24, according to Billboard.  Tickets go on sale May 15 for the show, called Rod Stewart: The Hits.  That means Stewart, his good friend Elton John and Celine Dion will all have shows running concurrently at Caesars Palace.

Stewart tells Billboard that the show will be "90 percent songs that people know," and adds, "It's a rock'n'roll show. We'll try to give the people what they want, which are the songs that made me famous, plus a few surprises. There won't be any magicians or midgets, just a good rock show."

He also says that in a few weeks, he plans to meet up with Jeff Beck in England for more work on the album of blues songs that they're recording.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Monday
Apr112011

Kimberly Stewart and Benicio del Toro Expecting Baby

Miguel Villagran/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Kimberly Stewart, 31, is expecting a baby with actor Benicio Del Toro, 44.

Stewart, who is singer Rod Stewart's daughter, has dated British actors Jude Law and Rhys Ifans in the past.

"Kimberly is pregnant. Benicio is the father and is very supportive. Although they are not a couple, they are looking forward to the arrival of the baby," Del Toro's spokesperson told Life & Style magazine.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Mar222011

Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks Cancel Opening Night of Joint Tour

J Records/RCA Music Group(SUNRISE, Fla.) -- The opening night of the Rod Stewart/Stevie Nicks joint Heart & Soul tour was canceled this past Sunday night due to illness.

It seems Stewart came down with the flu, so the show, which was scheduled to take place in Sunrise, Florida at the BankAtlantic Center, had to be scrapped.  According to the venue's website, refunds are available at the point of purchase.

Pollstar.com reports that the tour will now begin on March 23 in Tampa, Florida.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Feb172011

Rod Stewart, 66, Welcomes Eighth Child

Photo Courtesy - ABC News Radio(EPPING, England) - At the age of 66, rock star Rod Stewart has welcomed his eighth child.

Stewart's wife, Penny Lancaster, 39, gave birth to a healthy baby boy named Aiden Wednesday in the United Kingdom after undergoing three rounds of in vitro fertilization.

In a statement, the couple said they were "proud and thrilled" to welcome the boy, the second for the couple.

Stewart, who has six children from previous relationships, married Lancaster, his third wife, in 2007. They discovered they were expecting again while celebrating their wedding anniversary in Italy.

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Tuesday
Feb012011

Rod Stewart Releases 'The Best of...The Great American Songbook'

Photo Courtesy - J-Records(NEW YORK) -- Rod Stewart's The Best Of...The Great American Songbook hits store shelves Tuesday.  The disc is a compilation album that gathers together the best tracks from the five Great American Songbook albums that Stewart has put out over the last eight years.

The most recent one, Fly Me to The Moon, just came out in October, and it's earned Stewart a Grammy nomination in the category for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.  It was one of the Songbook albums -- the third volume, Stardust -- which to date has earned Stewart his first and only Grammy.

The Best of...The Great American Songbook features one newly-recorded, never-before-released track: "You'll Never Know."  There are also new remixes of "Bye Bye Blackbird" and "Someone to Watch Over Me."

Rod will appear on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight on Wednesday to promote the new CD.

Here's the track listing:

1."Long Ago And Far Away"
2. "Someone To Watch Over Me"
3. "They Can't Take Away From Me"
4. "Beyond The Sea"
5. "You'll Never Know"
6. "Time After Time"
7. "I Can't Get Started"
8. "The Way You Look Tonight"
9. "Bye Bye Blackbird"
10. "These Foolish Things"
11. "But Not For Me"
12. "What A Wonderful World" featuring Stevie Wonder
13. "My Foolish Heart"
14. "I'll Be Seeing You"

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Jan132011

Stevie Nicks, Rod Stewart Team for Joint Tour; Stevie Album May 3

Photo Courtesy - BarWal Productions | Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Now that's what we call a double bill.  On Thursday's installment of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks announced that they're teaming up for a joint tour called The Heart & Soul Tour.  The jaunt will kick off March 20 in Fort Lauderdale and will see both Rod and Stevie performing all their hits.  Tickets go on sale Jan. 21.

In a statement, Rod seemed to indicate that his Great American Songbook tunes would not be part of this tour. 

"We haven’t yet begun rehearsals but I can already tell you this, with Stevie on board our audiences are in store for an evening of pure rock & roll music."  He added, "I’m already thinking about which of my old favorites to bring back and vocally, I think we’ve both begun thinking about which songs might be great fun and well-suited for a duet or two,” he said.

And there's more exciting news: Stevie will be releasing a brand new album, In: Your Dreams, on May 3.  It's her first collection of new material in ten years.  The first single, Secret Love, will be out Feb. 3.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Jan042011

Rod Stewart to Release 'Best of Great American Songbook'

Photo Courtesy - J Records/RCA Music Group(NEW YORK) -- Last year, Rod Stewart released his album Fly Me to the Moon...The Great American Songbook Volume 5, and promptly scored a Grammy nomination for it.  Now, for an encore, he's putting out a best-of that collects all of the highlights from the five albums' worth of standards that he's released in the past eight years.

The album, due out Feb. 1, is called The Best of...The Great American Songbook, and features 14 tracks, one of which, "You'll Never Know," is newly-recorded and has never been released.  Two others, "Someone to Watch over Me" and "Fly Me to the Moon," appear as new mixes.  Stewart plans to follow up the release with a U.S. tour in the spring.

Here's the track listing for The Best of...The Great American Songbook:

1. "Long Ago and Far Away"
2. "Someone to Watch over Me"
3. "They Can't Take Away from Me"
4. "Beyond the Sea"
5. "You'll Never Know"
6. "Time After Time"
7. "I Can't Get Started"
8. "The Way You Look Tonight"
9. "Bye Bye Blackbird"
10. "These Foolish Things"
11. "But Not for Me"
12. "What a Wonderful World" featuring Stevie Wonder
13. "My Foolish Heart"
14. "I'll Be Seeing You"

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