"We're not really those kind of kids."The 21-year-old told the mag his parents were the ones who inspired him to try pursue a career in ice hockey, after the family went to watch a New York Rangers game."I was around three or four and something just clicked in my head," he said.LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 19: Penny Lancaster and Rod Stewart attend the Cirque Du Soleil Amaluna at the Royal Albert Hall on January 19, 2016 in London, England.
Written with journalist Giles Smith, it is a highly entertaining tale of sex, drugs and rock-and-roll, although not in that order of priority.
The hair warrants a whole chapter in his recent bestselling autobiography.
His hair, dyed blonde and sculpted into windswept spikes, looks like it must have required a tube of gel and hours spent hanging upside down to achieve, which, Stewart admits, “sounds about right”.
The 68-year-old rock star is everything you might expect, dapper and charming, with a keen sense of his own ridiculousness, and just a hint of something deeper.
“But taking drugs was just a social thing for me.” He has maintained a fairly rigorous physical fitness regime throughout his life, and still plays football every week in a veterans’ league near his home in Los Angeles, a habit he says “always made me aware of what I put into my body.