Detroit Rock City is living up to its raucous reputation — at least in the memory of iconic singer-songwriter Rod Stewart.
The latest installment of Carpool Karaoke from “The Late Late Show with James Corden” featured the celebrity musician riding shotgun while they both shout out hits including “Maggie May” and “The First Cut is the Deepest”.
Host James Corden tapped on Stewart’s legendary rock star history between songs. “How many is the most people you’ve ever had in a hotel room?” he asked.
Bursting with laughter, a certain city comes to Stewart’s mind. “One of the best places we used to party was Detroit. We were banned from all Holiday Inns so we used to check in as Fleetwood Mac,” he said. “We’d announce that we were having a party on stage,” “We’d let most of the girls in — not all of the men … hundreds and hundreds,” said Stewart.
“As the night wears on you’d start to pick your top five?” prodded Corden.
“Yeah. Let’s change the subject. What else have you got on here.” replied Stewart with an impish grin. “Shagging and a drinkin’,” he added reminiscently.
Obliging the change of topic request, Corden cued up the A$AP Rocky track “Everyday” which features a sample from “In A Broken Dream”. Stewart provided vocals on the 1972 track with Australian band Python Lee Johnson.
A$AP Rocky himself jumps in the back seat and raps a verse before hopping back out.
Detroiters can catch “The Late Late Show with James Corden” weeknights at 12:37 a.m. on CBS 62.