ROD STEWART: Will He Ever Face the Music?
Ronnie Wood says the singer still wants to do something with The Faces.
There was talk that 2015 might finally bring a reunion of The Faces. That long-discussed idea was dealt a terrible blow when keyboardist Ian McLagan suffered a stroke and died in December. But Ronnie Wood says Rod Stewart, who has been the roadblock to a reunion, does want it to happen.
Last month, at Stewart’s 70th birthday party in Los Angeles, he, Wood and Faces drummer Kenney Jones performed a few songs in memory of Mac. Wood says Stewart told him, “C’mon, let’s get this together while there’s still three of us.” The Faces, minus Stewart, have done a few shows since 2009 with Mick Hucknall of Simply Red on vocals.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of The Small Faces, which evolved into The Faces after singer Steve Marriott left to form Humble Pie. Bassist-songwriter Ronnie Lane, a founding member of both bands, died in 1997.