More than 50 years into career, Rod Stewart not slowing down

More than 50 years into career, Rod Stewart not slowing down
Rod Stewart poses for a portrait on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 in New York to promote his tour and upcoming album, "Blood Red Roses." (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — More than fifty years into his career, Rod Stewart shows no sign of slowing down.

When he’s not on tour, he’s busy at home chasing his two young sons, Aiden and Alastair, around the yard. And next month, he will release his 30th studio album, “Blood Red Roses.”

While known for writing sultry songs, Stewart’s also not afraid to tackle social issues. In 1976, he broke new ground with “The Killing of Georgie (Part I and II),” about his friend who was killed because of his sexual identity.

The 73-year old gets serious again with his new album’s first single, “Didn’t I,” which deals with teenage substance abuse from the parent’s perspective.

Stewart says he’s grateful for his longevity in the music business, calling it “the best job in the world.”