ROD STEWART: Sample the Rock
Rod Stewart is offering a preview of his next album to those who buy his new Christmas album.
If you buy a copy of Rod Stewart's new album, Merry Christmas, Baby, you'll be offered a download of the song "Beautiful Morning," which will be on his next album, Rock, due out next fall. Rock is his first album of original material since Human in 2001. He will tour in support of it, possibly on a bill with Steve Winwood.
As for the Christmas release, he will be supporting it with numerous TV appearances including a PBS special, Rod Stewart: Merry Christmas, Baby, featuring guest appearances by Michael Bublé, Mary J. Blige, Cee-Lo Green and the late Ella Fitzgerald in a virtual duet with Rod and Chris Botti. He taped it in California in September. It will start airing at the end of the month. And Stewart returns the favor to Michael Bublé by appearing on his Christmas show, Michael Bublé: Home for the Holidays, on NBC on December 10th at 10 p.m. ET.