Rod Stewart to release new album

Los Angeles: Legendary rocker Rod Stewart is all set to release his new album `Time` in May.

Stewart, 68, who is the latest inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, confirmed the release of his new album recently, reported Ace Showbiz.

"The album is just a good, old-fashioned Rod Stewart album (with) a lot of mandolin and acoustic (guitar) and fiddles and good storytelling, I believe, too," he said.

The forthcoming album is his first recording under Capitol Records after releasing his holiday album `Merry Christmas, Baby` last year on Verve.

The new album is his first set of all-new material since 2001 and the rocker credits long-time collaborator Jim Cregan for inspiring it.

"About a year ago, I was sitting at my house in England, and (Cregan) came around and said, `Come on, let`s try to write a song`.

"And I said, `No, I can`t be bothered. Those days are over.` But we sat down, I started humming a melody and he took it away and sent it back and said, `Listen, this is pretty good,` so I wrote some words for it and ever since then it`s just been flowing like a river."