Veteran rocker Rod Stewart will put his career on hold when his baby with fiancee Penny Lancaster is born later this year (05).

The MAGGIE MAY singer admits he missed out on much of his daughter KIMBERLY, 26, and her 25-year-old brother SEAN's childhood because he was too busy enjoying his rock 'n' roll lifestyle.

The 60-year-old says, "I was touring a lot, being a drunk rock and roller and wasn't home. They missed out on me a great deal but we're making up for it...

"I'd imagine it's difficult growing up in a normal way when you've got a father like me and they're living in a huge mansion."

But Stewart has no intention of repeating the same mistakes again

He continues, "The big difference with this baby is I'm going to be around a lot. I'm going to take next year off."