Rod Stewart received knighthood at Buckingham Palace today.
The musician received knighthood at Buckingham Palace today in recognition of his services to music and charity - just one month before he's set to wow the crowds during his sell-out Irish tour.
The veteran singer, (71), previously described the award as a "monumental honour".
He said: "I've led a wonderful life and have had a tremendous career thanks to the generous support of the great British public.
"This monumental honour has topped it off and I couldn't ask for anything more. I thank Her Majesty and promise to 'wear it well'."
He arrived at Buckingham Palace in London, with his wife, Penny Lancaster ahead of him and children Aiden and Alastair.
His well known classics span five decades and include Maggie May, Da Ya Think I’m Sexy, Baby Jane, The First Cut is the Deepest, I Don’t Want To Talk About It, Tonight’s The Night, The Killing of Georgie and Sailing.
The musician will play the Three Arena on November 18.
The artist said in a statement: “What a great line-up of venues. These are some of my favourite buildings in my favourite cities. I give you fair warning – fasten your seat belts. I’m pulling out all the stops! “
You'd have to have asked my late mother. It was possibly the best gig I ever saw. And I was only four years of age at the time: The Faces live on the BBC in January, 1972. Wearing a white satin jacket, Rod Stewart was in his prime, both vocally and aesthetically, next to his band of brothers: Ronnie Wood on guitar and vocals, Ronnie Lane on bass guitar, Ian McLagan on keyboard and Kenny Jones on drums. (Rod's brotherly side extended to picking Nick Kent off the bathroom floor in the early 1970s after the NME journo had overdosed on smack; the story is recounted in Kent's tome Apathy For The Devil.)