Rod Stewart Announces His Transition from Rock ‘n’ Roll to Swing Music: “I’m Not Retiring,”

Stewart recently discussed the inevitable conclusion of everything in an interview with BBC Breakfast. “Everything, sooner or later, comes to an end,” he said. Rod Stewart is heading into uncharted territory after more than six decades in the rock ‘n’ roll genre.

During an interview with BBC Breakfast, the legendary Grammy winner revealed his plans to record a swing album following his highly anticipated summer tour.

Stewart disclosed this unexpectedly when the show’s host, Charlie Stayt, mentioned the increasing number of rock stars performing well into their senior years. The iconic artist, who is 78 years old, has stated that he is not retiring but rather choosing a different route.

He stated a desire to explore the swing genre, citing his successful journey into The Great American Songbook and his recent work with Jools Holland on a swing record set to be released next year as inspiration. Stewart has decided to withdraw temporarily from the rock ‘n’ roll scene.

The seasoned artist admitted that everything eventually ends, but he is pleased with his decision to embark on this new musical journey.

Stewart expressed his delight in new experiences, particularly the opportunity to perform with Jools’ band.

Regardless of the path he chooses, whether it is rock ‘n’ roll or not, he recognizes that it will never be complete without the eternal classics “Maggie May” and “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?”

Since launching his musical career in the early 1960s, Rod Stewart has enthralled audiences worldwide. His achievements in the music industry have been nothing short of amazing, ranging from his early membership in several bands, notably the well-known Faces, to his successful solo attempts.

Stewart has continuously generated chart-topping successes since the release of his debut solo album, “An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down,” in 1969, including “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)” and “You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim).”

He launched into The Great American Songbook in the 2000s, engaging fans with his versions of timeless standards over numerous albums. Notably, Stewart debuted in the soul genre in 2009 with the publication of his critically acclaimed album “Soulbook.”

Stewart is currently set to embark on an extended European tour. After that, he will travel to North America for lengthy engagements.

He will continue his much anticipated Las Vegas residency, with a few dates in Brazil and further shows across North America. The stage remains his playground as he shares his unquestionable talent with people worldwide.