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Rod Stewart Wants to be Knighted
By: Troy Frisby

Though he’s never been shy, Rod Stewart is dialing it up a notch in a new interview, calling out everyone from Mick Jagger to Tom Jones and even the British government.

The Sun reports that Stewart believes that leaving the U.K. to avoid paying taxes in the ‘70s has kept him from being knighted by the Order of the British Empire. Still, he thinks “Some Guys Have All the Luck,” as other musicians like the Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger and Tom Jones have been knighted despite departing from England as well.

“Mick doesn’t pay taxes here and Tom lives in America,” he told Radio Times magazine, before adding, “If my time comes, it will.”

Stewart also welcomes a reunion of The Faces, saying he and Ronnie Wood have discussed it, but that it cannot happen until the Rolling Stones call it quits.

“Keep the faith. I’ve always looked on myself as one of a band and never sought a solo career,” Stewart explained to Radio Times.

A retrospective of his career, Can’t Stop Me Now, is set to air on the BBC on July 9, but the documentary doesn’t currently have a U.S. release date.

Stewart’s latest album, Time, peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 after its release in May. For more on Rod Stewart news and tour dates, visit

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