Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Rod Stewart: Watch His Troubador Show Here, New Album Out Tomorrow (Shhhh….)


Rod Stewart’s new album, called “Time,” is released tomorrow. I’d like to say I’ve heard it, but I haven’t since no one has sent it or even sent a press release about it. I’ve asked three times for it, and it just never arrived. Legacy artists complain about the record business, but this is the situation. It’s a find-it-yourself deal now. So you can listen to Rod’s album streaming live on right now, the whole thing for free. I’m doing it now, and really enjoying it. There are a couple of very commercial tracks, like a lovely ballad “It’s Over” and a nice mid tempo “She Makes Me Happy.” Rod co-produced and co-wrote the album, so it’s a change from his last decade of ballads. There’s a lot of mandolin and guitars. I’m digging “Brighton Beach” right now. Rod is forever. Think of this as a live blogging review. Also thumbs up on “Beautiful Morning.” Good work, Rod! Now: will fans buy new music from older stars? They did with David Bowie. Based on what I’ve heard of “Time,” they should try Rod out.

Here’s Rod Stewart’s show from the Troubador recently. I just discovered that it was also streaming live on YouTube. Maybe they should hire a publicist:

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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