Rod Stewart surprised drinkers at a pub in Glasgow on Sunday by standing behind the bar to serve pints to locals.
“It’s great to have the Rod ‘the mod’ Stewart spare pub tonight!” Read a post on the pub’s social media channels, along with a photo of the sean – nós musician talking to locals.
Stewart, a top player on the Glasgow Celtic football team, had arrived an hour earlier to watch the Rangers – winning game of the Old Firm Derby with Scottish singer – songwriter John McLaughlin.
Stewart was also accompanied by two of his sons, Alastair and Aiden, but not his son Sean, who pleaded guilty to assault with a security guard at a hotel in Florida in 2019 recently.
The musician and his son, Sean, have pleaded guilty to “simple assault” for misconduct but will not go to jail, pay a fine, or be on probation. The judge refrained from imposing a sentence, meaning the couple was not formally convicted.
Rod and Sean were charged with assault on New Year’s Eve 2019 when they were denied access to a private event at the Breakers Palm Beach hotel, according to a police report. Sean, 41, allegedly pushed the security guard and Rod, 76, punched him in the chest “with a clenched fist.”
Stewart, on the other hand, recently revealed why he was absent from the 1985 Live Aid bill, saying he had “just found out” about the real cause.
“Actually, we were supposed to do it,” he told the BBC, “but some guys in the band told me that our former manager rejected it because it didn’t get the right media coverage.