Stewart And Beck To Ride Again?

artist: Rod Stewart date: 10/06/2010 category: music news

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Rod Stewart is hoping for a reunion with Jeff Beck if an upcoming meeting goes well. The singer will release new album The Great American Songbook on October 19, and it's to be the last in his Songbook series. He's aiming to return to his blues roots and there's a chance he'll do so with his former Jeff Beck bandmate. Stewart tells Billboard: I've got a meeting with Jeff in a couple of weeks in London, and we're going to see if we can work together, and see what each of us wants to do. We're a little bit older now and we can tolerate each other. I may record with him and I may write a few songs. Stewart reflects that his writing career came about almost by accident: Songwriting was something that was thrust upon me. When we were in the Jeff Beck Group we said, Okay, let's see if we can do something original,' because everybody was trying to write songs then. Ronnie Wood started strumming and said, Would you write the lyrics?' And I said, What, me? I've never written a song in my life!' So we wrote a couple of songs and we never looked back. Stewart's former band The Faces are currently working with Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall after guitarist Wood stated he'd given up waiting for their original frontman to become available. Thanks for the report to RockRadio.
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