Rod Stewart is moving back to the UK after almost 40 years as a tax exile in the US.
Rod Stewart is moving back to the UK after almost 40 years.
The London born singer relocated to the US in 1975 to avoid tax - which at the time stood at 83 per cent for those earning the most money - but he is now planning on moving back to his homeland permanently so his youngest sons, Alistair, eight and Aiden, three, can be educated there.
When asked if his childhood home of Archway, London, still holds memories for him, Rod is quoted by Mirror.co.uk as replying: ''Oh yeah. This place is still in my heart. We are planning hopefully on moving back in about 18 months so my kids can grow up here. It's not definite.
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Jeff Beck won't work with Rod Stewart and The Jeff Beck Group again because the singer has too many personal commitments.
The 'Maggie May' singer met up with his former bandmate Jeff Beck to work together again, but the 69-year-old guitarist was unimpressed when Rod - who has eight children from five relationships - abandoned their plans to look after his kids, leading Jeff to conclude he was too ''all over the place'' for any musical ventures.
Jeff is quoted by The Sun newspaper as saying: ''We were supposed to spend the entire day going over material, writing. But after a cup of tea he said 'Oh I have got to pick up the kids now'. That was the end of that really. He is all over the place.''
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Rod Stewart's children are his ''fountain of youth'' and help to keep him feeling young and healthy.
Rod Stewart's children are his ''fountain of youth.''
Rod, 68, insists his two young sons keep him active and keep him feeling young.
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Rod Stewart's father Robert used to cry every time he heard his son's song 'Sailing' and the musician still finds himself overwhelmed with emotion when he he is reminded of his now deceased parents.
Rod Stewart's father use to cry every time he heard his song 'Sailing'.
The 68-year-old rocker remembers how his parents, Robert Stewart and Elsie Gilbart, would become overwhelmed with emotion while listening to their son's music and Rod's ''great'' memories of parents inspired one of the tracks on his new album 'Time'.
The musician - who has three siblings - told The Sun newspaper: ''I've got loads of great memories of my parents and that song ['Can't Stop Me Now'] just came to me as I was thinking how great my dad was.
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Rod Stewart's wife Penny Lancaster has revealed her husband is ''easy to please'' with simple gifts at Christmas, although the couple make sure they treat their sons Alastair, seven, and 22-month-old Aiden to fantastic gifts.
Rod Stewart is ''easy to please'' at Christmas.
The 67-year-old singer will be spending the festive season at his home in Essex, South East England, with his wife Penny Lancaster, 41, and their two sons Alastair, seven, and 22-month-old Aiden - and although Rod is one of the most successful musicians of all time he prefers modest gifts to extravagant purchases.
In an interview with Britain's HELLO! magazine, Penny revealed: ''Rod is pretty easy to please. He never really wants anything, the things he likes are very simple luxuries; really good brushes for his model railway hobby and cashmere socks, which he loves to wear in bed and on planes because he gets really cold feet.
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Rod Stewart is finding it hard to get his eight children to leave home, saying they all still share his Californian mansion.
Rod Stewart refuses to spoil his children.
The 'Maggie May' rocker has eight kids from five different relationships and despite being very rich, he won't let them have everything they want because he wants them to learn about responsibility.
He said: ''Ah well, yes, there's the word: 'spoil'. It's a fine line. I don't wanna see them sitting around being lazy bu****s, and when they achieve something I'm very proud of that, they're still not as hungry as I was.''
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The Maggie May hitmaker became a dad for the eighth time when wife Penny Lancaster gave birth to the tot - their second together - in February (11).
Stewart admits he's impressed with the way his model partner copes with looking after the baby, because he struggles to deal with "screaming" youngsters.
He tells the Yorkshire Post, "I've just put Aiden down and he's great, really great, but if I'm honest I enjoy fatherhood a little bit later down the line.
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The Maggie May hitmaker became a dad for the eighth time when Lancaster gave birth to the tot - their second together - in February (11).
The couple has now posed together with the latest addition for a spread in Britain's Hello! magazine in which Stewart and Lancaster happily debut Aiden at their home in Florida.
Speaking about fatherhood, Stewart reveals he uses his famous voice to sooth his baby son, saying, "My way of settling him when he's crying from colic is to carry him around, singing to him."
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Rockers Muse were surprise losers at last night's (24AUG06) Kerrang! awards in London, converting only one of their impressive five nominations into a gong.
The PLUG IN BABY stars, who have also been tipped for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize this year (06), were up for Best Live Band, Single, Album, Video and Best British Band - but only triumphed in the first.
Far from hanging their heads in shame however, the Matt Bellamy-fronted group missed the ceremony to give an electrifying performance to a sell-out crowd in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The band were supported by US rockers My Chemical Romance, who scooped Best Band On The Planet at the Kerrang! awards.
HELEN EARNSHAW, 23, who attended the gig, says, "Muse were absolutely awesome and clearly not disappointed by the Kerrang! snub. They put their warm-up act to shame.
"Kerrang! definitely got it right with the best live band accolade, but Muse deserved more on top."
Welsh group Lostprophets were the only multiple winners at the ceremony, taking home both Best British Band and Best Album, for LIBERATION TRANSMISSION.
Former Stereophonics drummer STUART CABLE hosted the awards at London's The Brewery, which also saw heavy metal band Slayer inducted into the Kerrang! Hall Of Fame.
The music magazine presented its Legend award to its first cover star when it launched 25 years ago - ANGUS YOUNG of AC DC.
The full list of winners is as follows:
Best Band On The Planet - MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE
Best British Band - LOSTPROPHETS
Best Live Band - MUSE
Best Album - LOSTPROPHETS (LIBERATION TRANSMISSION)
Best Single - Bullet For My Valentine (TEARS DON'T FALL)
Best Video - Fall Out Boy (SUGAR, WE'RE GOING DOWN)
Best British Newcomer - Bring Me The Horizon
Best International Newcomer - Aiden
Classic Songwriter - Placebo
Spirit Of Independence - Prodigy
Kerrang! Hall Of Fame - SLAYER
Kerrang! Legend - ANGUS YOUNG (AC DC).
Grammy-winning singer Lou Rawls has died following a battle with lung and brain cancer. He was 72.
The YOU'LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE hitmaker died earlier today (06JAN06) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, with his estranged wife NINA at his bedside, his publicist PAUL SHEFRIN confirmed.
It was revealed Rawls has been suffering from cancer since November 2004 during an annulment hearing last month (DEC05), when Nina said, "By his doctor's admission, he is not expected to live much more."
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