Rod Stewart Reveals Inspiration For New Album
But when Stewart began writing his autobiography Rod several years ago, something clicked and a previously void well of creativity became a source of inspiration once again.
"I just sort of lost interest and wasn't inspired to write anything," said Stewart of the previous two decades. "And then… I started to write the book and the memories plugged back."
No subject from Stewart's past goes untouched, from the pain of divorce on "It's Over" to his own waistline on "She Makes Me Happy." Overall, Time is a look back on his entire life and career.
Stewart's re-inspired songwriting was just an added benefit while penning his autobiography. The most important aspect was telling his story without it being convoluted by others.
"That's the great thing about doing an autobiography. You can sort out all the truths and half-truths." Among them was his attempt at becoming a professional footballer, greatly exaggerated by the UK press, and the early escapades of himself, Ronnie Wood and Janis Joplin.
"Ronnie and I, being a couple of cute English guys… I think she (Joplin) fancied us," says Stewart. "I think fancied Ronnie more than me and she used to run after him." Listen to the full interview
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