Thursday, October 6, 2011

Rod Stewart to write autobiography

Another rock n' roll autobiography is on the way.

A year away, to be precise: Rod Stewart has signed a deal with Random House to publish his memoirs in October, 2012.

“I thought long and hard before committing to write my book,” says Stewart. “It is a funny old thing telling my life story but I truly intend to hold nothing back. I’ve had quite a life, known some extraordinary people and had some amazing experiences. I’ve waited all this time, until my 50th year in the business, and realize I can no longer put it off. Forget skeletons in the closet; this one’s going to be socks and knickers under the bed.”

With his soulful and singular voice, narrative songwriting and passionate live performances, Rod Stewart has paved one of the most iconic and successful musical careers of all time. After more than five decades at its pinnacle, he is finally ready to take a candid and romping look back at his life - both on and off the stage.

From his humble British roots – to his hell-raising years touring with the trailblazing bands The Jeff Beck Group and The Faces, not forgetting his great loves (including three marriages and eight children) and decades touring the world as a solo performer, Stewart’s as yet-untitled book promises readers a ride through one of rock’s most remarkable lives.

Rod Stewart is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Grammy Living Legend and in 2007, was bestowed the prestigious CBE (Commander of The British Empire). In 2011, he kicked off a two-year residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, joining a shortlist of elite musical superstars with the international drawing power to headline the Colosseum. He has garnered an estimated 250 million in album and single sales with hit songs including: ‘Maggie May’, ‘Tonight’s theNight’, ‘Hot Legs’, ‘Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?’, ‘Young Turks’, ‘Rhythm of My Heart’, ‘StayWith Me’, ‘Mandolin Wind’, ‘You Wear It Well’, and many more.

Rod’s story will be released in hardcover, ebook and audio formats.

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Rod Stewart and The Faces – Maggie May
BBC – Top Of The Pops – 1971