Rod Stewart to duet with long-time pal Robbie Williams on new album after years of talking about collaborating

Rod Stewart to duet with long-time pal Robbie Williams on new album after years of talking about collaborating

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ROD Stewart and Robbie Williams have taken their bromance to the next level – with the long-time pals now recording a song together.

I’ve learned the pair have joined forces for a duet on Rod’s new album, a collection of his hits with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Long-term pals Rod Stewart and Robbie Williams have revealed they’re recording a song together[/caption]

For years, Rod and Rob have talked about collaborating.

But they struggled to find time in their hectic schedules, as well as a track that would suit them both.

A music insider said: “Rod and Robbie have long been fans of each other’s work and Robbie sees Rod as an inspirational mentor.

“They socialise regularly in the US, where they both live, and have been waiting for this moment for a long time.


The pair have spoken about collaborating for years but have waited to find a track that would suit them both[/caption]


Rod has shown no signs of slowing down – he says he is fighting fit after revealing that he beat prostate ­cancer[/caption]

“Robbie and Rod have finally managed to fit in studio time to lay down vocals for the song, which they are hoping to release later this year on Rod’s upcoming album.

“It’s an iconic moment for them both — and they sound great together.”

Fans of the pair may get to see them perform the track live soon, as the singers are trying to align their schedules over the next couple of months.

Rod’s missus Penny Lancaster and Rob’s wife Ayda Field are good mates too and I’m told they are over the moon about the collaboration.


Rod’s wife Penny Lancaster is good mates with Robbie’s wife Ayda Field too, and apparently the couples socialise regularly in the US[/caption]

Even at 74, Rod — a father of eight — shows no signs of slowing down. He says he is fighting fit after revealing over the weekend that he had beaten prostate ­cancer.

Rod was diagnosed two years ago and is now urging men to check themselves.

At a fundraising event for the Prostate Project charity, he said: “I thought this was about time I told everybody. I’m in the clear now simply because I caught it early. I have so many tests.

“If you’re positive and you work through it and you keep a smile on your face . . . I have worked for two years and I’ve just been happy and the good Lord looked after me.”


  • THE controversial Whitney Houston hologram tour is coming to the UK in February. A 12-gig run kicks off in Liverpool on ­February 27. The show, called An Evening With Whitney, features “state-of-the-art proprietary holographic technology combined with unmatched Broadway stagecraft, a live band, back-up singers and dancers”.
  • Seven months after art gallery director Cooke Maroney popped the ­question to his A-list partner Jennifer Lawrence, the pair have sparked rumours they have wed. An item since last ­summer, the couple were ­spotted at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau in New York along with a photographer, two security guards and a friend.
  • The Brit Trust is ­auctioning 300 rare ­collectable LPs to help raise cash for education and well- being in music. The vinyls on offer include records from Dusty Springfield, Kylie Minogue, Mark Ronson, Ed Sheeran and David Bowie. The full list can be found at ahead of the sale on October 5.

Gaga’s ace in lace

LADY Gaga took inspiration from ­Stevie Nicks and Don Henley as she hit the town in leather and lace.

The star was celebrating the launch of her cosmetics collection, Haus ­Laboratories, in LA.


Lady Gaga dazzled in leather and lace as she celebrated the launch of her cosmetics collection Haus Laboratories[/caption]

Gaga danced for the cameras at the bash, held in Santa Monica, before taking to the decks to perform a DJ set for guests including singer-songwriter Ashlee Simpson .

She said of her decision to create a make-up range: “Sometimes beauty doesn’t come ­naturally from within. But I’m so grateful that make-up inspired a bravery in me I didn’t know I had.

“I found the superhero within me by looking in the mirror and ­seeing who I wanted to be.”

Taylor hints at Glasto

TAYLOR Swift has hinted she may play Glastonbury next summer, as she announced a European festival tour.

The superstar, who dropped new album Lover earlier this month, released a handful of worldwide dates before adding: “The Lover album is open fields, sunsets and SUMMER.

“I want to perform it in a way that feels authentic. I want to go to some places I haven’t been and play festivals.”

Little Mix take a pop at Piers

HELL hath no fury like Little Mix scorned – and right now Piers Morgan is getting a taste of his own medicine.

The Good Morning Britain anchor took aim at the girl group – Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock , Jesy Nelson and Jade Thirlwall – last year, when they posed nude for their latest record LM5.

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Piers Morgan seems to be getting a taste of his own medicine after criticising Little Mix over their latest album[/caption]

In an on-air swipe, the host blasted them for “using nudity to sell their album” – and later branded them “foul-mouthed, talentless, clothes-allergic little dimwits” after they called him out.

In fact, Piers picked on the girls so much that Ariana Grande even pleaded with him to back off and leave them alone.

But fair play to them for refusing to back down despite Piers’ fierce reputation – and in fact they’re now reigniting the feud by mocking the TV host on big screens at their new tour dates.

The band, who won The X Factor in 2011, kicked off their next round of gigs in Madrid on Monday and got revenge on Piers before belting out their hit Wasabi.


The girl band hit back by mocking him with distorted footage of him on their tour[/caption]

A distorted video of him making fun of the girls’ outfits and asking them to come on his ITV show started to play before being silenced as the group snapped into action on stage.

Their delighted fans were quick to share the moment on Instagram.

Piers later hit back and joked: “No surprise that @LittleMix are using me to make their tour a success.”

Something tells me Piers won’t have had his last word on this one.


KATY Perry confirmed Ellie Goulding has taken the surname of her new husband, art dealer Caspar Jopling.

She shared a snap with Ellie on her wedding day on Insta and captioned it: “Love looks so good on you Elena Jopling.”

No smiley for Miley

I WOULDN’T mess with Miley Cyrus if this daunting snap is anything to go by.

The Wrecking Ball singer looked ready for a fight as she snarled and flexed her biceps while striking a pose in black and gold boxing shorts and showing off her toned torso – and under-boob – in a rolled-up crop top.

Miley Cyrus showed off her muscles in a post celebrating the success of her latest single

Miley posted the shot on Instagram to ­celebrate the success of her latest single, Don’t Call Me Angel, with Ariana Grande and Lana Del Ray.

I’ve been on the receiving end of a few angry glares from women over the years – but luckily nothing quite this terrifying.


CAMILA Cabello has vowed to never swear in her songs to protect little sister Sofia.

The singer said: “I don’t feel like I have to super-alter my personality to feel like I’m a good example for younger girls but, at the same time, I am conscious of it.”

Adele moves in next door to ex

SHE cited irreconcilable differences as the ­reason for their divorce but Adele is making sure her split from charity boss Simon Konecki is as amicable as possible.

And that means moving into a new LA mansion directly opposite her ex’s home.

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After splitting from Simon Konecki, Adele moved out of their shared LA home…and into one directly opposite[/caption]

The singer, who is worth £107million, bought the £8.5m five-bed house just one month after announcing their break up – and new ­pictures show the grey and white property is just feet away from the plush pad Simon still lives in.

Insiders said Adele hoped the move would allow the couple’s six-year-old son Angelo to experience minimal disruption following the breakdown of their seven-year romance.

Snaps of the neighbouring homes came out just days after it was revealed the pair would be sharing custody of Angelo.

Simon’s place can be seen sitting behind Adele’s new £8.5m five-bed pad[/caption]


Anais Gallagher has told fans to Roll With It after flashing her nipples on Instagram– but I don’t think dad Noel will agree

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