In a recent episode of our Rolling Stone Music Now podcast, Rod Stewart gave Andy Greene a career-spanning interview — and explained the secrets of Rod-style living (step one: never cook a single meal for yourself, ever, unless tea and toast counts). “I’ve never been so content in all my life,” Stewart says. “I mean, apart from the financial side of things, lovely houses, I know that’s all materialistic stuff, but I have the most gorgeous wife, and I have eight wonderful children, and two little ones. It’s just fabulous.”
They also cover Stewart’s passion for Breaking Bad (Jesse Pinkman is his favorite character), his hairstyling routine, what its like to hang out with a 90-year-old brother and why you should always wait until the morning to argue with your spouse. Greene pushes Stewart to reunite with Jeff Beck (“my voice and his guitar is a match made in heaven,” he admits), and the singer breaks down the creation of several tracks from his overlooked 2018 album, Blood Red Roses, on which he attempted to write “age-appropriate” lyrics: the song “Cold Old London,” he reveals, is about getting tired of “shagging and drinking.”
Download and subscribe to Rolling Stone Music Now, hosted by Brian Hiatt, on iTunes or Spotify, and check out two years worth of episodes in the archive, including in-depth interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Ice Cube, Elvis Costello, Neil Young, Julian Casablancas, Johnny Marr, Fleetwood Mac, Donald Fagen, Pete Townshend, Alicia Keys, Alice Cooper, Greta Van Fleet, Kelly Clarkson and many more. Tune in Fridays at 1 p.m. ET to hear the show broadcast live on Sirius XM’s Volume, channel 106.