With his 29th album arriving, the pop-rock legend talks heading off into the horizon, his pal Donald Trump and running around Paris naked.

"I like everything I have done -- more or less," says Rod Stewart over the phone from his estate in Essex, England. The 70-year-old icon doesn't waver, however, in his pride over his 29th solo album, Another Country, released Oct. 23 on Capitol. He co-produced with Kevin Savigar, his collaborator since 1978, but they switched things up by recording at Stewart's Los Angeles home, feeling it would have a more intimate vibe than a studio. "I try to write as personal and honest as I can," says Stewart. "The listener can certainly feel that."

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