Rod Stewart regrets releasing album at the same time as Adele and Sting

, Rod Stewart regrets releasing album at the same time as Adele and Sting, The Habari News

Singing icon Rod Stewart has just released his thirty-first studio album, The Tears of Hercules.

And with his sights set on reaching number one on the charts, the 76-year-old admitted his regrets in releasing the record at the same time as Adele and Sting.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5’s Headliners podcast on Wednesday, the Forever Young artist said he’s never been fussed over ‘how many copies’ his albums sells, as people only ‘remember number ones’.

, Rod Stewart regrets releasing album at the same time as Adele and Sting, The Habari News

, Rod Stewart regrets releasing album at the same time as Adele and Sting, The Habari News

‘I like that number one’: Rod Stewart, 76, admitted his regrets in releasing his thirty-first studio album The Tears of Hercules at the same time as Adele and Sting (pictured in October)

‘I’d rather not have this album coming out right now with Adele and, who else is coming out? Sting,’ Rod began.

‘Everybody’s got an album coming out now. So I wanted my eighth number one album, so I wanted it to come out in the summer.

‘I don’t care about how many copies it sells. I just like that number one. People remember number ones,’ he continued.

, Rod Stewart regrets releasing album at the same time as Adele and Sting, The Habari News

, Rod Stewart regrets releasing album at the same time as Adele and Sting, The Habari News

Battling it out on the charts: ‘I’d rather not have this album coming out right now with Adele and, who else is coming out? Sting,’ Rod began. Adele (pictured on CBS special One Night Only) is releasing her album 30 on November 19 

Adele and Sting are both releasing their latest albums on November 19 – Adele’s 30 and Sting’s The Bridge.  

Elsewhere in the chat, Rod admitted to having had a ‘couple of good cries’ during lockdown.  

‘I’ve had a couple of good cries during the lockdown. What man hasn’t? I mean I did. I have my lovely wife to put her arms around me, pull me together, and all my kids.’

, Rod Stewart regrets releasing album at the same time as Adele and Sting, The Habari News
, Rod Stewart regrets releasing album at the same time as Adele and Sting, The Habari News

, Rod Stewart regrets releasing album at the same time as Adele and Sting, The Habari News

Number one spot: ‘Everybody’s got an album coming out now. So I wanted my eighth number one album, so I wanted it to come out in the summer,’ Rod continued (Sting is pictured on the Lorraine TV show in October) 

Rod is married to Penny Lancaster, 50, who he wed in 2006.   

The couple share sons Alastair, 15, and Aiden, 10 and Rod has six other children from his previous relationships.

He shares daughter Renee and son Liam with his second wife Rachel Hunter and children Kimberly and Sean with first wife Alana.

Rod also has a daughter named Sarah from his relationship with Susannah Boffey in the sixties and shares Ruby with ex Kelly Emberg, who he dated from 1983-1990.  

, Rod Stewart regrets releasing album at the same time as Adele and Sting, The Habari News

, Rod Stewart regrets releasing album at the same time as Adele and Sting, The Habari News

His best work yet: Earlier this week, Rod appeared on the BBC One show (pictured) earlier this week to discuss The Tears of Hercules and said it was ‘the best album he’s made in a long time’

Earlier this week, Rod appeared on the BBC One show earlier this week to discuss The Tears of Hercules and said it was ‘the best album he’s made in a long time’.   

He also revealed that one of the songs on the new album, Touchline, was dedicated to his father, who he says taught him and his brothers to love football. 

The crooner has also dedicated two tracks – I Can’t Imagine and Precious Memories – to his wife Penny.

, Rod Stewart regrets releasing album at the same time as Adele and Sting, The Habari News

, Rod Stewart regrets releasing album at the same time as Adele and Sting, The Habari News

Smitten: The crooner disclosed that two tracks on the album – I Can’t Imagine and Precious Memories – are about his wife Penny Lancaster, 50, who he has been happily married to since 2006 (pictured together last month)