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Stewart hits out at rock legends
Rod Stewart
Stewart said he did not know why he had not yet got a royal honour
Singer Rod Stewart has launched a verbal tirade against fellow music legends including the "miserable" Sir Elton John and "Mr Serious" Sting.

Stewart also said he was upset that the press attacked him for his relationship with a younger woman - but did not do the same with Sir Paul McCartney.

The star told the Radio Times it may be because of the knighthood, "a wonderful little honour to be bestowed on one".

He also said he was mystified why he had never been honoured by the Queen.

"I do my bit for charity. Maybe it will come along - the OBE: Ordered Out Of the British Empire," he said.

She doesn't invite me to any of her dos, the miserable bugger
Rod Stewart on Sir Elton John
Stewart was promoting a musical based on his music, Tonight's the Night, which has its gala première in London on Tuesday.

He also has two albums in the UK top 20.

Stewart called Sir Elton by his nickname, Sharon, and said: "She doesn't invite me to any of her dos, the miserable bugger.

'Upset'

"Perhaps she doesn't want competition. My hair is nice and real and looks it, and hers doesn't.

"No, I take that back. He looks good at the moment, but he could lose a bit of timber."

Stewart, 58, is currently dating model Penny Lancaster - 26 years his junior.

"I'm not upset by what people say, except when it's personal," he said.

'Kill me'

He was troubled by the fact that "they never have a go at Paul McCartney for marrying a younger woman", he said.

"He's 60 and Heather is 34, but they kill me because of Penny."

And he was "astounded" that he had never won a prestigious Grammy award - but "they tend not to give it to the British unless you're Sting... Mr Serious who helps the Indians".

Stewart is expected to attend the gala première at the Victoria Palace Theatre, as is the show's writer Ben Elton.


SEE ALSO:
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Hunter drops Stewart divorce
02 Jul 03  |  Entertainment
Rod faces Maggie May action
03 Mar 03  |  England
Rod rocks at Stormont
28 Jul 02  |  Northern Ireland
Rod wins Glastonbury seal of approval
01 Jul 02  |  Entertainment


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