Rod Stewart Throw Some Shade At Ed Sheeran

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In a recent interview, Rod Stewart expressed his thoughts on present-day musicians and their potential longevity in the music industry. During a conversation with The Times, Stewart delved into the topic of timeless songs, and notably, Ed Sheeran did not make it into his list of enduring artists.

Stewart’s Criteria for Timeless Songs

When asked about the possibility of contemporary musicians producing songs that will stand the test of time, Stewart pondered,

“I’m sure they are. You mean like ‘Maggie May’? Songs that will be played in 50 years?”

His reflection hints at his skepticism about whether modern hits will attain the same enduring status as classics like his own.

In an attempt to recall a pop singer he admires, Stewart humorously stumbled over his words, quipping,

“I like whatshisname. Oh fcking great, Rod. Well done. He’s British, really talented and his songs will be around.”


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An Unforgettable Moment: Sheeran’s Omission

However, when pressed if the singer in question could be Ed Sheeran, Stewart dismissed the idea, referring to him as an ‘old ginger bllock’:

“No, not Ed, I don’t know any of his songs, old ginger b*llocks. Jesus.”

Following the same interview, Stewart pondered further and proceeded to sing the lyrics, ‘I’ll be riding shotgun,’ which the journalist recognized as a hit by George Ezra. Stewart then acknowledged Ezra’s potential longevity in the music industry, stating,

“Yes! I think he writes really tremendous songs. He’ll be around for quite a while.”


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Clarifying Retirement Speculations

In a surprising move, after more than six decades in the music business, Rod Stewart announced his intention to explore a new genre. During an interview with BBC Breakfast, the Grammy winner revealed his plans to delve into swing music for an upcoming album, following his summer tour.

Reflecting on the trend of aging rockstars continuing to perform, Stewart mentioned,

“I am actually stopping.” However, his words were misconstrued as retirement, which he clarified a few days later.

While Stewart is indeed stepping away from the rock ‘n’ roll genre, retirement is not imminent. He explained,

“I’m not retiring. But I want to move on. I had great success with ‘The Great American Songbook,’ and I’ve just done a swing album with Jools Holland, which is going to come out next year, so I want to go in that direction.”

Despite this departure, Stewart hinted that his break from rock ‘n’ roll might only be temporary, expressing a desire to ‘leave the rock ‘n’ roll stuff behind, for a while.’