Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart has issued a preview of his forthcoming new album of original material: the song "Beautiful Morning" is accessible as a download to those who buy his new Christmas album, Merry Christmas, Baby.

The notes say the album, to be titled Rock, is due in Fall 2013. It'll be Stewart's first album of originals since Human in 2001. But Stewart hasn't been taking the last 12 years easy musically - his The Great American Songbook series of albums has done huge business.