ROD STEWART: ‘I thought songwriting had left me’. Interview by Michael Hann

Rod Stewart

We are talking about soul music. Rod Stewart is telling me what a disaster his 2009 covers album Soulbook was. "It was a cock-up," he says, his raspy voice made raspier still by a developing cold, "simply because you can't beat the originals. You'll never beat the originals, because they're still on the airwaves."

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