November 12, 2007 |
Would people pay $100 to see Rod Stewart perform four songs in a nightclub? You bet they would, and several hundred did Friday at the Key Club, where the rock star-turned-pop crooner was the "special guest" attraction in a benefit for guitarist Don Kirkpatrick, a veteran of Stewart's touring band who is undergoing cancer treatment. Musicians will tell you that bands become like families, with all the love and strife that implies.
June 11, 2003 |
"Tonight's the Night," a new musical featuring nearly two dozen Rod Stewart hits, will open this fall on London's West End. The 57-year-old rocker was on hand at a London news conference Tuesday, clapping along as Tim Howard, Diane Pilkington, Hannah Waddingham and Mike KcKell, the stars of the musical, ran through "Tonight's the Night," "Sailing" and "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy."
July 18, 1985
Charges of driving under the influence of alcohol will not be filed against rock star Rod Stewart, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Wednesday. Stewart, who was stopped May 12 by California Highway Patrol officers on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, was found to have a blood alcohol level of .07, lower than the minimum legal standard of .10 for charging someone with driving under the influence, according to the prosecutor's office.
June 12, 1988
Rod Stewart has his own hit song on the charts--"Lost in You." But to hear Simon Climie tell it, Stewart could've had another hit on his album, Climie and Rob Fisher's "Love Changes Everything." When Stewart passed on the song, Simon recorded it himself--and the Climie Fisher version is now zipping up the charts (though Rod did cut another Climie tune, "My Heart Can't Tell You No," which Robert Palmer sent his way).
July 26, 2006 |
Rod Stewart, who has spent recent years devoting himself to American standards, will return to rock with his next album, "Still the Same "Still the Same" -- Stewart's first rock album in over eight years -- follows four volumes of his "Great American Songbook" series of standards albums. Tracks include Bob Dylan's "If Not for You," Van Morrison's "Crazy Love," Bob Seger's "Still the Same" and John Fogerty's "Have You Ever Seen the Rain."
March 7, 2006 |
A federal judge in Las Vegas has ordered rock star Rod Stewart to pay a casino there more than $3 million for not returning advance money he was paid before he canceled a concert in 2000. U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks ordered Stewart's lawyers to pay an additional $153,483 in contempt-of-court sanctions and legal costs for failing to turn over information to lawyers for casino giant Harrah's Entertainment before trial last year.
May 14, 1985 |
Rod Stewart, stopped by authorities for suspected drunken driving in West Hollywood, signed a few autographs for fans before he was whisked off for fingerprinting, authories said Monday. The raspy-voiced singer was alone in his Porsche on Sunset Boulevard near San Vicente Boulevard when he was pulled over at 1 a.m. Sunday by Highway Patrol officers, a CHP spokesman said. Some fans spotted the singer and crowded about him to get his autograph, officer Alfredo Perez said.