Sir Rod Stewart already working on next album

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 September 2018
Rod Stewart

Sir Rod Stewart

Sir Rod Stewart has already started work his 32nd studio album - despite his latest release, 'Blood Red Roses', hitting shelves on Friday (28.09.18)

Sir Rod Stewart has already started work his 32nd studio album - despite his latest release, 'Blood Red Roses', hitting shelves on Friday (28.09.18).

The 73-year-old music icon released his 31st studio venture on Friday, but has said there's no time to slow down and reflect on the record, because he already has another "nine tracks" that are almost finished.

He said: "We've started work on another album and have nine tracks already. I've just got to write the lyrics."

Despite already planning his next album, Rod would still love to see 'Blood Red Roses' bag the top spot in next week's album chart, and has said he's planning the "biggest party" to celebrate.

Asked what it would mean to him to see the album claim the number one position, he said: "I would throw the biggest party. I don't care if it doesn't get to No1 in Japan but, in my home country, I want it to do well so I can walk proud among my friends.

"I'm not expecting to sell ten million copies like Taylor Swift. I make songs for my friends now and hope a few other people want to listen."

The 'Maggie May' hitmaker is heading out on a stadium tour next year, and has said he can't wait to get up on stage as his decades long career has helped him get over his stage fright.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper's Bizarre column, Rod said: "The buzz is still there. I remember when we only played for half an hour and that was it but now we do two hours.

"I don't get nervous before I walk on any more. I've got no stage fright.

"[The last time I had stage fright] I was with Jeff Beck at the Fillmore East in New York. I hid behind the amps and didn't want to come out.

"I was so conscious I was trying to sound like all the great blues singers with their rough voices.

"I thought, 'F**k, I'm in America and they'll see me as a fraud.' I really got wrapped up in this and I was so frightened the curtain would open and I'd see ... this was my worst nightmare ... a lot of the black guys going, 'Fraud! Fraud!'. But it was the opposite. The place was full of hippies!"

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