NEWS OF THE WEEK: Rod Stewart turned down over $1 million to perform in Qatar

While speaking to The Sunday Times, the Rhythm of My Heart singer recalled being asked to perform in Qatar. And Rod claimed that he was offered over $1 million for the potential gig, but turned it down over concerns about the criminalisation of homosexuality in the country. "I was actually offered a lot of money, over $1 million, to play there 15 months ago." Rod Stewart / The Sunday Times. The singer recounted: "I turned it down. It's not right to go."