Rod Stewart Spills The Tea On Why He Was Not In Live Aid

Rod Stewart Spills The Tea On Why He Was Not In Live Aid | Society Of Rock Videos

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He Only Just Found It Out Too

In a new interview with BBC, Rod Stewart revealed the reason why he was absent from the Live Aid line-up in 1985. Apparently, he only recently discovered it too. For years, the stories suggested that he failed to put a band together just before the concert.

“We actually were supposed to do it,” he said, “but a few guys in the band told me that our ex-manager turned it down because I wasn’t getting the right news coverage. He only wanted me to do it if I got on the CBS news at 10 o’clock. He said, ‘If not, he’s not doing it’.”

“And that’s not what it was all about,” Stewart continued. “It was to raise money for kids. It wasn’t about what news channel you were going to be on in America.”

“I only just found this out,” he admitted. “I thought it was weird that I didn’t do it.”

Live Aid in 1985 was a historic moment for several rock ‘n roll musicians. The event raised more than $127m, which was aimed for famine relief in Africa. It featured the biggest names in the music industry like The Who, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Queen, and many more.

Meanwhile, Stewart released his latest album “The Tears Of Hercules” on November 12.

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