Revealing new memoir reveals EVERYTHING
Ryan Crittenden

10:37 26th October 2012

The former Faces frontman Rod Stewart has admitted to taking anti-cold capsules laced with cocaine anally, rather than destroying his nasal passages.

In a rather revealing memoir, Rod: The Biography - which Stewart announced in October of last year - he also writes about losing his virginity, not ingesting semen and refusing to have his penis cast.

The rocker writes, via Spin, that he and Ronnie Wood: "started buying anti-cold capsules from the chemist's, separating the two halves of the capsules, replacing their contents with a pinch of cocaine, and then taking the capsules anally, where, of course, the human body being a wonderful thing, they would dissolve effortlessly into the system."

They apparently used the method after Wood burnt a hole in his nasal septum. Talking about his own drugs habit he told Access Hollywood, the 67-year-old said: "I was never an addict. I was never, you know, in rehab. It never affected my family or my relationships."

Above: Rod Stewart performing in Florida in March 2012

The all-telling memoir also features Stewart writing about losing his virginity to an "old and larger" woman in a beer tent at the 1961 Beaulieu Jazz Festival, when he was just 16-years-old. The incident also partially inspired his famous hit 'Maggie May.'

Rod was also keen to clear up an old myth about him that he once ingested so much semen that he had to have his stomach pumped. Dismissing the story Stewart claims that his former publicist Tony Toon "fed the press a story in which, as a consequence of an evening spent orally servicing a gang of sailors in a gay bar in San Diego, I had been required to check into a hospital emergency room to have my stomach pumped."

He says Toon made the claim after he fired him and explains "I have never orally pleasured even a solitary sailor... And I have never had my stomach pumped, either of naval-issue semen nor of any other kind of semen."

In another crude story Stewart explains that he and Faces band mate Ronnie Wood turned down the offer to cast their penises. The offer was made by famous groupie Cynthia Plaster by Rod wrote: "Obviously it would have been a pleasure and an honour. However, Woody and I took a look at the rather challengingly splendid specimens on the table before us, considered for a moment the slightly more modest scale of our own endowments, and said, 'Hmm. Nah, I don't think so, thank you'."

Below, watch a video of Rod Stewart performing 'Do Ya Think I'm Sexy'. We're sure after reading this article, your answer will be yes...

Below: A selection of other well known musicians under the influence

  • Cheryl Cole – The singer was accused in 2003 of racially abusing and assaulting a toilet attended of a club. Alcohol really does loosen the tongue eh Cheryl?

  • Ryan Jarman – Being captured live on television drunkenly launching yourself across a table at the NME Awards would not be anybodies finest moment. However going to hospital and receiving stitches then returning to the festivities is a pretty heroic achievement.

  • Lily Allen – While the star now holds quite the golden girl image, her earlier career saw her pay £1,000 for damages caused my a food fight, not the customary pillow fight, at an up market hotel.

  • Ozzy Osbourne - Possibly the worst on our list on Musicians Under The Influence, Osbourne once bit off the head of a bat onstage.

  • Jimi Hendrix - On stage at The Astoria in 1967 the notoriously intoxicated Hendrix set fire to his guitar. After being saved by his press officer the instrument sold for £280,000.

  • Jarvis Cocker – At the Brit Awards in 1996 the Pulp singer rushed on-stage during Michael Jackson's performance injuring three children after having a few too many.

  • Florence Welch – The star recently revealed that she set a hotel room on fire, chipped her tooth, ripped her dress and lost her phone after a night out with Kanye West during which she drank 17 dirty Martini's

  • Rihanna – Caught smoking Marijuana earlier this year Rihanna is truly living the 'sex, drugs and rock n roll' cliché

  • Keith Moon – Where to begin with the drummer of The Who's antics? Known for her outrageous behaviour, his most famed moment came when he allegedly drove a Rolls Royce into a swimming pool.

  • Britney Spears – Launching herself off the rails and hitting everything on the way down, when Britney Speaks shaved her head in 2007 and attacked a car with an umbrella, Britney watching became the worlds new favourite past time.

Issue Two of the Gigwise Print magazine is on sale now! Buy it here.