In a recent interview with The Times, 79-year-old music icon Rod Stewart expressed his opinions on which emerging artists he believes will leave a lasting impact on the music industry.
Stewart, known for timeless classics like “Maggie May,” pondered whether contemporary songs will still resonate with audiences fifty years from now.
A Mix-Up and a Denial: Rod Stewart’s Remarks on Ed Sheeran:
During the interview, Stewart initially struggled to recall the name of a young British artist he admired, eventually settling on “old ginger bollocks” as a descriptor.
However, when prompted with Ed Sheeran’s name by the interviewer, Stewart denied any admiration for the chart-topping singer-songwriter, asserting that he wasn’t familiar with Sheeran’s music.
George Ezra: Rod Stewart’s Choice for Enduring Talent:
Ultimately, Stewart clarified that he was referring to George Ezra, known for hits like “Barcelona.” Stewart praised Ezra’s songwriting prowess, expressing confidence in Ezra’s longevity in the music industry.
Ed Sheeran’s Recent Achievements and Tour Success:
Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran continues to enjoy commercial success and critical acclaim. His latest album, “Autumn Variations,” produced by Aaron Dessner of The National, further solidified Sheeran’s chart dominance, achieving a record-breaking seventh consecutive perfect album on the U.K. and Australian charts.