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Rod Stewart Shocks Fans with Unexpected Collaboration – You Won’t Believe Who He’s Partnered With!

StoriesRod Stewart Shocks Fans with Unexpected Collaboration – You Won't Believe Who He's Partnered With!

Rod Stewart, the iconic 79-year-old singer, continues to defy age and expectations. Amidst his ongoing world tour, Stewart recently joined forces with Jools Holland for an exciting collaboration titled “Swing Fever.” In a resounding statement, Stewart dismisses any notions of retirement, affirming his unwavering dedication to his craft and his fans.

The Collaborative Spirit: Rod Stewart and Jools Holland

In a testament to the enduring power of music, Rod Stewart teamed up with renowned musician Jools Holland to create magic on stage. Their collaboration, “Swing Fever,” showcases Stewart’s timeless vocals combined with Holland’s musical prowess, promising an unforgettable experience for audiences worldwide. This partnership not only highlights Stewart’s versatility but also underscores the collaborative spirit that defines the music industry.

Rejecting Retirement: Stewart’s Resilience

Despite his age and the natural inclination towards retirement, Rod Stewart remains steadfast in his commitment to music. Rejecting any notions of slowing down, Stewart’s determination to continue his world tour and engage in new projects like “Swing Fever” demonstrates his resilience and passion for his craft. His refusal to let age dictate his career path serves as an inspiration to artists and fans alike, showcasing the boundless possibilities that come with unwavering dedication.

A Testament to Endurance and Creativity

As Rod Stewart continues to captivate audiences around the globe, his collaboration with Jools Holland serves as a testament to the enduring power of music and the resilience of the human spirit. With retirement not even a consideration, Stewart’s unwavering dedication to his craft reaffirms his status as a musical legend and an inspiration to generations of artists and fans.

Stewart, who has had his fair share of chart-toppers, was delighted to focus on singing with gusto.

Recently in New York, before heading to a downtown pub to watch his beloved Celtic soccer team face off against rivals Hibernian, he took some time to talk with The Associated Press about his music, staying healthy, and the possibility of retirement.

Q: What drew you back to these songs?

STEWART: They’re infectious. They bring joy and make you want to move. Both Jools (Holland) and I grew up with this music. After doing “The Great American Songbook,” this felt like a natural next step. I told Jools I wanted only upbeat, happy songs (clapping his hands), especially in these challenging times.

Q: How was the experience of making this record?

STEWART: I adore the entire process of performing live and recording. Putting this album together was pure delight. There were no arguments or conflicts; it was all pleasure, and I think you can hear that in the music. We recorded everything live in Jools’ cozy studio with 18 people crammed in, so all the solos were done live.

Q: Was it liberating to perform songs from an era when songwriters were separate?

STEWART: Personally, I’ve always found songwriting to be a bit of a struggle. It feels like going back to school. Back in my Faces days, they’d lock me in a hotel room with a bottle of wine until I finished because I was notorious for wanting to go out and have fun instead. This album brought me joy because I didn’t write any of the songs. I simply had a passion for singing them, and I chose the right collaborator.

Q: When did you notice your large female fan base?

STEWART: Probably after “Maggie May,” or definitely during my time with the Faces. We were a good-looking band, although I never thought any of us were. Still don’t. But we had a certain charm that appealed to women. It was a blast. You had to be there. (Laughs)

Q: Did your health scare change anything?

STEWART: It’s part of aging. At the moment, I’m concerned for our king who’s battling cancer. But I’ve always been committed to staying fit. I play soccer, work out, and pay close attention to nutrition. Men often avoid doctors, but it’s crucial to stay vigilant.

Q: Do you worry about staying healthy?

STEWART: It’s not an obsession. Of course, nobody wants to die, but I’m enjoying life too much to dwell on it. I feel incredibly fortunate to be doing what I love.

Q: There was talk of a country record a few years back. Is that happening?

STEWART: It’s in the works. We started on a country album, but then I ventured into another solo project. The record company is interested, but they’re not pressuring me. There’s a time for everything.

Q: What attracts you to country music?

STEWART: Once again, it’s what I grew up with. Not necessarily country music, but folk music like Woody Guthrie, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, and Bob Dylan. I’ve always been drawn to that. I learned guitar because I wanted to sing those songs.

Q: Do you see retirement on the horizon?

STEWART: Not really. I suppose if people stop attending concerts and buying records, it might be a sign. But right now, retirement isn’t something I’m considering. I’m having too much fun.


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