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Mod rocker Rod Stewart casts a wide net on his upcoming album, When We

Were the New Boys (June 2), covering songs by everyone from Brit-poppers

Oasis ("Cigarettes and Alcohol") to songs by Primal Scream

("Rocks"), Ron Sexsmith ("Secret Heart"),Nick Lowe ("Shelly My

Love") and Skunk Anansie ("Weak"). Additionally, Stewart takes a swing at

songs by Graham Parker ("Hotel Chambermaid"), former Waterboys

leader Mike Scott ("What Do You Want Me To Do") and Superstar

("Superstar"). The 10-song album, produced by Stewart, also features the title track and a

cover of a song by his old band, the Faces ("Ooh La La").