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Jeff Beck + Rod Stewart, “People Get Ready” from Flash (1985): One Track Mind

Jeff Beck + Rod Stewart, “People Get Ready” from Flash (1985): One Track Mind

Jeff Beck and Rod Stewart equalled the emotional directness of their initial collaborations with “People Get Ready,” released on ‘Flash’ in July 1985.

Rod Stewart, “Every Picture Tells a Story” (1971): One Track Mind

Rod Stewart, “Every Picture Tells a Story” (1971): One Track Mind

The title track from ‘Every Picture Tells a Story,’ released in May 1971, stands in the most direct contrast to what eventually became of Rod Stewart.

‘I was just strumming around’: Loose session with Steve Cropper sparks one of Rod Stewart’s biggest hits

‘I was just strumming around’: Loose session with Steve Cropper sparks one of Rod Stewart’s biggest hits

“It’s more luck,” Stewart says of songwriting, “than judgment.”

Jeff Beck’s ‘Happenings Ten Years Time Ago,’ ‘People Get Ready,’ others: Gimme Five

Jeff Beck’s ‘Happenings Ten Years Time Ago,’ ‘People Get Ready,’ others: Gimme Five

On Beck’s birthday, we select five examples of his frisky genius.

Deep Cuts: The Faces’ ‘As Long As You Tell Him,’ ‘You’re So Rude,’ ‘Devotion,’ others

Deep Cuts: The Faces’ ‘As Long As You Tell Him,’ ‘You’re So Rude,’ ‘Devotion,’ others

The legendary Faces group was comprised of the remnants of the Jeff Beck Group and the Small Faces, becoming one of the premier bands of the 1970s. Drunken shenanigans and fiery stage performances by Ian McLagan, Ronnie Wood, Kenney Jones, Ronnie Lane and Rod Stewart would come to epitomize the decadent and manic rock of the early decade.

Books: Eric Clapton, Day by Day: The Later Years, 1983-2013, by Marc Roberty

Books: Eric Clapton, Day by Day: The Later Years, 1983-2013, by Marc Roberty

By the time Eric Clapton gathered a working band in support 1983’s Money and Cigarettes (home to the Top 10 U.S. hit “I’ve Got a Rock ‘n’ Roll Heart”), the guitarist was clean and sober.

‘Out plotting the Faces’ future’: Talks still moving forward on Rod Stewart reunion

‘Out plotting the Faces’ future’: Talks still moving forward on Rod Stewart reunion

Rod Stewart’s hope to reunite with the Faces was thwarted by illness just before their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, and then by Ron Wood joining the on-going Rolling Stones reunion concert series. But the idea isn’t dead.

Something Else! sneak peek: Rod Stewart – Time (2013)

Something Else! sneak peek: Rod Stewart – Time (2013)

Rod Stewart’s first original studio release in two decades, due on May 7, 2013, via Capitol Records, is aptly titled: Time. Sparked in part by Stewart’s work on a memoir, it’s the sound of someone looking determinedly backward.

‘My voice has gotten a lot better’: Rod Stewart discusses his road back from thyroid cancer surgery

‘My voice has gotten a lot better’: Rod Stewart discusses his road back from thyroid cancer surgery

Rod Stewart discusses the difficult road back from thyroid cancer from a few years ago, a situation that demanded surgery — and ultimately, he estimates, lowered his voice as much as half a tone.

Something Else! sneak peek: Rod Stewart, “Beautiful Morning” (2012)

Something Else! sneak peek: Rod Stewart, “Beautiful Morning” (2012)

Rod Stewart is offering a preview track from his forthcoming album of original pop music as part of the download for a new Yuletide project called Merry Christmas, Baby. But you can stream “Beautiful Morning” here now!

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