March 31, 1994 |
Maggie May put down her London Times and sighed at the latest news of Rod. Another of his long tours was ending; two more dates to go. In an arena in California, it said, a place called Anaheim. Could it be near Disneyland? She had always so wanted to go there but never got the chance. Ah, well. She picked up the paper again and rustled it with a shake of age-spotted hands. Peering through thick spectacles, she returned to the part about Rod joking on stage about his pretty young wife.
December 19, 1993 |
Fremont High quarterback William Yates' scrambles past defenders and long touchdown passes were often picture-perfect. But his face rarely appeared in the newspapers until the final game of the season, when the Pathfinders lost to San Pedro, 31-7, in the City Section 3-A Division title game. With Yates, 17, running the veer offense, Fremont won a school-record 11 games and made its first appearance in a championship game since 1958.
June 13, 1993 |
What was once a hip, informal TV hootenanny has inevitably turned into a cheesy cottage industry--"MTV Unplugged," that is, the formerly modest acoustic show that's now a bandwagon for superstars to jump onto and make product out of. Its trendiness can't help but inspire cynicism; then again, most of the episodes are nice. Young's "Unplugged" is a superior document of his last road trip, with no sense of being a TV soundtrack or a nostalgia fest.
June 4, 1993 |
Veteran rocker Rod Stewart plugged into the lucrative unplugged scene, with impressive results. His "Unplugged . . . and Seated"--a collection of oldies done in a club-like studio setting--premiered on the pop album chart at No. 2. Fans eagerly awaited the album because of the success of its first single, "Have I Told You Lately"--No. 9 on the pop singles chart.
February 18, 1993 |
Rod Stewart gave Britain's biggest music awards ceremony its finest moments Tuesday night, joining Ron Wood and the other original Faces, plus ex-Rolling Stone Bill Wyman, for a powerful rendition of "Stay With Me."
November 13, 1992 |
Does Rod Stewart deserve to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? A lot of the Hall of Fame judges are having trouble with that question. Though Stewart was on this year's ballot, the more than 600 executives, musicians and critics who vote in the annual competition apparently looked at the generally mediocre albums that Stewart has made over the last dozen years and threw their support behind other nominees.
August 7, 1992 |
"You just have to be a maid in the living room, a cook in the kitchen and a tart in the bedroom. As long as the house is clean and organized and they are fed and they have plenty of sex, they'll never run away." --Jerry Hall in a 1985 magazine interview W ell, almost never . . . While Jerry Hall was scrubbing the kitchen, slaving over a hot stove and feeding her man's libido, Mick Jagger was apparently off trying to get some satisfaction.
August 2, 1992 |
British rock star ROD STEWART has sold his longtime Holmby Hills home for about $6 million and is leasing in the Beverly Hills area while a house is being built there for him and his new family. Stewart had put the home, which he had owned since 1975, on the market at $14.5 million just before his December, 1990, wedding to New Zealand-born model Rachel Hunter. At the time, his publicist said that Stewart wanted to move because "he's starting a new life."