Rod Stewart Wants To Leave “All That Rock ‘n’ Roll Stuff Behind”


Rod Stewart has stated that he wants to “leave all the rock ‘n’ roll stuff behind”, as he relishes moving in a new direction with his music.

The Baby Jane singer whose is known for other hits such as ‘D’ya Think I’m Sexy’, ‘Hot Legs’ and ‘Maggie May’ has claimed that he is in a “good place” after recording a swing music album with pianist and TV host Jools Holland.

This album will be released next year.

“I want to go in that direction”

According to Stewart, this album represents a shift in musical direction for the Scottish singer.

“Rock stars are performing into incredible ages now”, he said in a pre-recorded interview for the BBC.

Stewart continued,  “I am actually stopping. I’m not retiring, but I want to move on to… I had great success with The Great American Songbook and I’ve just done a swing album with Jools Holland, which is going to come out next year, so I want to go in that direction”. 

“So I just want to leave all the rock ‘n’ roll stuff behind, for a while maybe… Everything has to come to an end sooner or later”. 

“looking forward to doing something else”

Elsewhere, Rod Stewart reiterated his excitement at moving in a new direction, insisting that his future plans are in a “good place”.

“I’m really looking forward to doing something else, especially singing with Jools’ band”, he said. “It borders on rock ‘n’ roll anyway, it’s just not Maggie May and Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?”. 

Irish fans can also look forward to seeing Rod Stewart perform in the Emerald Isle later this month, as he takes to the stage at Cork’s Marquee venue on June 20.

Other stars to perform at the venue also include Irish folk music legend Christy Moore. More on this here.