Rod Stewart Announces New Album, 'The Tears of Hercules'

'The Tears of Hercules'
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At 76 years old, Rod Stewart's not going anywhere: the legendary singer just announced a new studio album - his 31st overall and his fourth album of original material since 2013.

The Tears of Hercules, available Nov. 12, finds Rod in rare form on 12 new recordings produced with longtime keyboardist and collaborator Kevin Savigar. Nine of them are new originals, including lead single "One More Time," which you can hear below, and the moving album closer "Touchline," a tribute to the Stewart family's well-documented love of the game of football, from Rod's father and brothers to his own sons.

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The album's title track is a cover of a ballad by Marc Jordan, whose "Rhythm of My Heart" was a Top 5 smash for Rod in 1995. Rod also covers Johnny Cash ("These Are My People") and the Soul Brothers Six/Grand Funk Railroad standard "Some Kind of Wonderful."

“I’ve never said this before about any previous efforts," Rod writes in the liner notes to the new record, "but I believe this is by far my best album in many a year."

The British crooner remains as active as ever, setting a Las Vegas residency for October and a North American tour in 2022. He's also reportedly worked on a long-awaited reunion album with Faces, the group that put him on the map.

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