Rod Stewart - Rod Stewart Pardoned Over Hotel Ban
Rocker Rod Stewart has received an official pardon from the Mayor of Tucson, Arizona after he was banned by bosses of a hotel in the city for his wildman antics in the 1970s.
The Maggie May hitmaker was ordered never to return by the owners of a hotel chain in Tucson after a "terrible" incident when he trashed a room he was staying in.
However, the singer was delighted to receive a personal invite to return to the city by its Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, who has told the star he is "more than welcome" to pay a visit.
Stewart received the news during an appearance on U.K. talk show Loose Women on Monday (05Nov12) when presenter Andrea MCLean told him she had contacted Rothschild about the ban and had received an email back from him.
The note, which references Stewart-sung hits Stay With Me and Reason to Believe, reads, "It has come to my attention that Rod Stewart believes he is not welcome in Tucson. Mr. Stewart is more than welcome in our city and we would be happy to have him visit again.
"I can't say if any particular hotel will ask Rod to 'stay with me' - still, I hope there is 'reason to believe' Mr. Stewart will visit us again."
Delighted Stewart asked MCLean for a copy of the email and told viewers he will be showing it to his former Faces bandmates.