Rod Stewart Paddles Back His Quitting Rock Music Statement
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Following the statement he previously made about retiring from rock music, Rod Stewart has recently clarified what he meant.
In a BBC interview earlier this month, the rocker said:
“I’m not retiring.
“But I want to move on to … I had great success with The Great American Songbook, all-American standards, 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. I just want to leave all the rock ‘n’ roll stuff behind — for a while, maybe.”
While on Twitter, Stewart further explained what he said about stopping to make and perform music. He wrote:
“I shall never retire!
“I was put on this earth to be a singer and will keep doing so for as long as the good lord lets me.”
In his previous interviews, Stewart mentioned his plans to stop performing his rock hits after his current trek but has now said he will keep playing them during his tours that are scheduled through this year, as well as on his upcoming shows for 2024. He added:
“During recent interviews, I’ve mentioned my newest passion is big band/swing music, and when we wrap this greatest hits tour, it’s something I’m very eager to share with you.
“I could never turn my back on the songs that I’ve written and sung over the last six decades. They are like my children. I created them and I love them. I’ll always come back to them, just like I did after The Great American Songbook series, which, I shall boastfully add, sold 26 million albums!
“I look forward to seeing you on the road with all the hits, and I can’t wait to introduce you to my new swing album next year.”