Rod Stewart got his start singing R&B and blues songs with a bunch of forgettable British bands in the mid ‘60s before hooking up with ex-Yardbirds guitarist Jeff Beck in the axeman’s self-titled group. After a couple of albums with the Jeff Beck Group, Stewart joined the reconfigured Faces with pal Ronnie Wood. By the end of the decade he was a big enough draw to launch a solo career, which yielded him both a No. 1 album (‘Every Picture Tells a Story’) and single (‘Maggie May’) in 1971. He scored two more chart-topping hits by the end of the decade. In the ‘00s, Stewart recording songs from his youth on a series of albums dedicated to the Great American Songbook, which returned him to the top of the charts. In 2013, one of the world’s most distinctive voices returned with his first rock album in years.
Rod Stewart and Cheap Trick to Tour North America Together
Summer road trip runs from July 21 to Sept. 5, with tickets on sale this week.
Rod Stewart Ordered to Court After New Year's Eve Altercation
The rocker allegedly got in a confrontation with a security guard.
Rod Stewart Joined ‘60s Anti-War Protests to Meet Women
He admits he “didn’t care” about the U.K.’s Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament even though he went on marches.
Why Rod Stewart Hasn't Made Another Album With Jeff Beck
The rockers are unlikely to ever collaborate on another LP, despite their mutual respect for one another.
Listen to New Rod Stewart Song ‘Stop Loving Her Today’
Track appears on orchestral album ‘You're In My Heart' – which he doesn't completely love.
Elton John Recalls Shooting Down Rod Stewart Blimp
He recalls tit-for-tat promo-material battle in “Sharon and Phyllis” friendly feud.
Watch Rod Stewart and Jeff Beck Reunite: Set List, Photos, Video
The former bandmates had a rare performance together at the Hollywood Bowl.
Watch Michael Schenker Declare His Love for Rod Stewart
Guitarist explains his approach to writing for singers.
Rod Stewart Announces Orchestral Album 'You're In My Heart'
LP features new versions of classic tracks along with brand new song “Stop Loving Her Today.”