Rod Stewart recalls the days of having an onstage bar – complete with barman – with The Faces in the new issue of Q, out now.
Giving us his 10 Commandments for better living, the superstar singer recalls his old band’s mid-gig drinking arrangements, while warning: “Don't drink port on an empty stomach”.
"In the Faces we never got drunk just for the sake of getting drunk. We would all be in the dressing room passing round a bottle of Mateus Rosé, then we’d go out and play. We had the barman onstage, he had a proper bar and would bring us drinks on a tray,” Stewart tells Q’s Chris Catchpole.
“When Kenney [Jones] had his drum solo on (I Know) I’m Losing You, we’d all go to the bar and [sticks elbow out] watch him. ‘You carry on, we’ll just have a quick one!’ Our decline when it came to alcohol consumption was when one of us decided to start drinking port and brandy on an empty stomach…”
Get the new issue of Q, available now in print and on digital, for the full story, plus Stewart’s other nine commandments, including fashion tips, football knowledge, his opinion of The Great British Bake Off... and more.