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Rod Stewart says today's musicians lack "spontaneity"

Monday, November 02, 2015 - 01:22

British rocker Rod Stewart talks about the current music scene and his return to song writing with new album ''Another Country''. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Singing about a soldier serving abroad or bedtime for his young son, rocker Rod Stewart continues his comeback to song writing with new album "Another Country" and says his attitude to penning tracks has changed with age. The 70-year old singer, who gained fame with the band The Faces before enjoying solo stardom, has previously said song writing was a slow process for him and compared it to doing school homework -- but now Stewart says it's something he enjoys. With his spiky hair and raspy voice, Stewart is known for hits such as "Maggie May" and "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?". He says his new album is "pretty varied". The London-born artist, who has long been candid about his rock and roll party lifestyle, also commented on how today's music scene is a lot tamer than his 1970s heyday. He added that it's harder to shock the public. Along with a new album, upcoming Las Vegas and European performances, Stewart says he has no plans on retiring and would even like to play Glastonbury music festival with The Faces.

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Rod Stewart says today's musicians lack "spontaneity"

Monday, November 02, 2015 - 01:22