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From Robbie Williams to Olly Murs, these musicians are still football mad.
As football fans all around the world buzz about Transfer Deadline Day, watching the flurry of activity online as clubs make the most of their last chance to transfer players, it got us thinking about how many big musicians transferred their careers from the pitch to the stage.
Here are 7 artists who pursued music despite having a promising football future:
Continue reading: 7 Stars That Swapped A Football Career For Music
The rocker said his friend's retirement announcement was "dishonest"
International singing superstar, Elton John, thrilled and saddened fans in equal measure when he announced his retirement via a three year farewell tour but his friend and contemporary, Rod Stewart, has had an interesting reaction to the revelation - and said it stinks of selling tickets.
Rod Stewart has been critical of Elton John's retirement plans
The legendary Scottish rocker appeared on Watch What Happens Live with host Andy Cohen and Cyndi Lauper and revealed he had contacted Elton after the Tiny Dancer star provided fans with information on his 300-date Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.
Continue reading: Rod Stewart Criticises Elton John's Farewell Tour
While Stewart insisted he and his friends were re-enacting 'Game of Thrones', the video, filmed in a desert, looked unfortunately like an Isis-style execution.
Veteran rock star Sir Rod Stewart has apologised for the offence caused by his recent ‘Islamic State-style execution’ video filmed in a desert, claiming that he was actually re-creating a scene from ‘Game of Thrones’.
The 72 year old was seen in a since-removed video on his wife Penny Lancaster’s Instagram account pretending to slit the throat of a companion, who was positioned kneeling in front of him, on a sand dune in Abu Dhabi. He said that it was the result of him “larking about” with some of his friends, and didn’t realise that it would be “misinterpreted”.
Rod Stewart with wife Penny Lancaster in 2016
Continue reading: Rod Stewart Apologises For 'Mock Execution' Video
Rod Stewart performs live at the MTK Stadium in 1991 as part of his Vagabond World Tour - Budapest, Hungary - Thursday 18th July 1991
He was awarded the honour at Buckingham Palace this week.
Rod Stewart has finally landed his long-deserved knighthood in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace today (October 11th 2016). He was honoured by the Duke of Cambridge, after being named in Queen Elizabeth's 90th Birthday Honours list in June for his services to music and to charity.
Rod Stewart is named a Knight Bachelor
Sir Rod Stewart was given his new moniker by the Duke, aka Prince William, aka the future King of England. He was dressed in his own version of royal-meeting attire, complete with tartan pants and a military-style jacket with gold buttons, a red collar and red cuffs. The 71-year-old was accompanied by his wife of 8 years Penny Lancaster and their sons Aiden, 5, and Alastair, 10.
Continue reading: It's Sir Rod Stewart! Rocker Is Finally Knighted At The Palace
The singer has, of course, promised to ‘wear it well’.
Singer Rod Stewart has received a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, for his services to music and charity. The 71-year-old, whose recording career spans 50 years, is currently on tour, where he announced his knighthood live in front of a sellout crowd.
Rod Stewart has received a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
Speaking from the stage at Southampton’s Ageas Bowl, Rod said: “So it’s 10.30 and I have the great pleasure of being able to tell you now, in this hour, that your old mate up here has been knighted by Her Majesty The Queen.
Penny Lancaster, Aiden Stewart , Rod Stewart - Rod Stewart and wife Penny Lancaster take their son, Aiden, to Tom's Toys in Beverly Hills at Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 3rd April 2016
Rod Stewart, Penny Lancaster , Aiden Stewart - Rod Stewart out with wife Penny Lancaster and their son, Aiden on a sunny day in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 3rd April 2016
The London-born singer performed at a televised Remembrance event at the Albert Hall on Saturday evening, but was accused of sniggering with Rod Stewart during one of the hymns.
Pixie Lott has come in for heavy criticism on social media after she appeared to be laughing during a Remembrance event over the weekend.
The 24 year old singer was standing next to veteran rocker Rod Stewart at Saturday’s televised Festival of Remembrance (November 7th) at the Royal Albert Hall, and the pair at one point seemed to share a glance, with Lott bearing a huge and rather out-of-place grin as she stifled her giggles while they were supposed to be singing the hymn 'Great is Thy Faithfulness'.
Pixie Lott has been accused of laughing and being disrespectful during the televised Remembrance concert
Continue reading: Pixie Lott Accused Of Laughing During Remembrance Service
The King is on top of the UK albums chart with ‘If I Can Dream’.
Elvis Presley has topped the UK album chart, 38 years after his death with If I Can Dream. The album is a collection of some of The King’s most famous songs given an orchestral reworking by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Elvis Presley has topped the UK album chart.
It’s the 12th time Elvis has topped the UK album chart, meaning he now has more number one UK albums than any other male solo artist, and is tied with Madonna in second place for the most chart-topping records, behind the Beatles, who have 15.
Stewart and Corden sang along to some of the legendary rocker’s biggest hits during the L.A. drive, including ‘The First Cut Is the Deepest’ and ‘Da Ya Think I’m Sexy’.
Rod Stewart was the latest companion for ‘Late Late Show’ host James Corden on Tuesday night’s edition of carpool karaoke. The talk show host and the singer indulged in some of Stewart’s most famous hits during the car ride, which also featured a special appearance from rapper A$AP Rocky.
Rod Stewart joined James Corden for carpool karaoke on the ‘Late Late Show’.
Opening with Stewart’s the ‘The First Cut Is the Deepest’ Corden quizzed the singer on the most memorable ‘rock 'n roll moments’ of his storied carrier. Staying pretty coy Stewart simply answered, "There's been so many. Just drinking and a shagging and a drinking and a shagging. Smashing up hotel rooms.”
Rod Stewart could be the next Ozzy Osbourne.
We all remember The Osbournes right? Well, it seems Rod Stewart fancies himself as a bit of an Ozzy given he's just penned a deal with US network E! to begin shooting a fly-on-the-wall documentary reality series at his and Penny Lancaster's Los Angeles home.
Rod Stewart will star in his own reality series for the E! network
The 70-year-old rocker and his third wife will be the focus of the show, with their two young sons Alastair and Aiden making an appearance too. Two of the raspy voiced singer's other children, Sean and Kimberly will also have prominent roles.
Continue reading: Rod Stewart Scores Fly-On-The-Wall Reality Series At E!
Rod Stewart is accused of breaking a fan's nose (with a football)
Rod Stewart is being sued by a fan who claims he broke his nose when the singer kicked a football into crow during a concert in Las Vegas two years ago. Mostafa Kashe, from California, claims he was hit flush in the face at the Caesar's Palace show, leaving him with a "nasal cavity fracture."
Rod Stewart broke someone's nose, apparently
Mr Kashe is claiming for damages of $10,000 for lost wages, legal fees and cosmetic repairs.
Continue reading: Rod Stewart Sued By Fan Over Bizarre Soccer Ball Incident
Date of birth
10th January, 1945
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