Rod Stewart swings his hair back and forth


By Caroline Fontein

Rod Stewart’s hair is as timeless as his music. After more than five decades of performing, the legendary British rocker can still swing his hair back and forth to make hordes of women flock to the front of the stage at his shows, and they do.

Rod Stewart

His new show in Vegas at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace opened on Aug. 24 and showcased a tanned Stewart, 66, belting out his greatest hit songs in his distinctive raspy voice.  A live band and three back-up singers and dancers joined him on stage as he performed “Maggie May,” “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright),” “I Don’t Want to Talk About It” and other well-known numbers. A large video screen displaying various projected images and video clips created the backdrop for Stewart and his band. This show kicked off the first of 18 concerts and Stewart’s two-year run at Caesars Palace.

For “Hot Legs” Stewart showed off not only his dance moves but his aptitude as a soccer player. Throughout the song he kicked soccer balls into an eager audience scrambling to catch them.  Soccer or football, as it’s referred to outside of the United States, was Stewart’s first career choice. After a brief stint with a third division soccer club when he was 15, Stewart changed paths and decided to pursue music. He continues to be a big football fan today.


The iconic hair.

Throughout his career Stewart has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling recording artists of all time. In 1994 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Stewart’s wardrobe and music may have changed over the years, but he’s always maintained some variation of his signature spiky hairstyle. He adopted this look back when he was 18 as part of the Mod lifestyle that originated in London in the late ’50s. His hair has become so iconic that Stewart’s face isn’t even featured on billboards for his new show in Vegas. Instead, the advertisements feature a backside shot of the performer’s head and his wild hair to promote his shows.  

Whether it’s the man behind the music or the hair on top of his head, there’s something magnetic about Stewart that fans just can’t seem to get enough of. More than just the song lyrics, Stewart is living proof that “Some Guys Have All the Luck.”


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  1. Dr Stephen Spelman at 12:55 pm

    I can’t wait I have been a listening to Mr. Stewart for over 20 years and finally they brought some good talent to this town.