Saturday, April 20, 2024

Rod Stewart, 70, Drops First New Single in Years and It’s Great– Album Due in October


Rod Stewart is back! He’s six months into his 71st year, and sounding better than ever. He’s just released a song and video called “Love Is,” and I love it. Very Celtic folk Rod style, and also now what you might call very Mumford. Rod did it first, kids! His new album “Another Country” will be released by Capitol on October 23rd.

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Watch this video– the whole thing works. It’s got life, it’s got bounce, it’s all real instruments, and Rod looks like he’s having the time of his life. “Another Country” is all originals– and you know selling it is tough because no one wants new music by their favorite oldies. But maybe people will get smarter. This looks good. Some guys have all the luck, but Rod Stewart makes his luck. He’s a survivor. And cool.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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