Back in December we mentioned that Rod Stewart told a Boston
radio station that both he and Ronnie Wood have "earmarked" 2015 for a Faces
reunion. While we still won't believe it until we see it, Ian McLagan of the Rock and Roll
Hall Of Fame group has has told WCSX
that it "looks very promising" the reunion will take place next year.
"Rod is apparently keen, and I'm as keen as ever. My door's always been open to that. It
looks like next year will be the charm. I think this time he really means it. I'm smiling.
I'm hoping. I hope that's true. (Stewart) talks very positively, and I'm happy to hear
it," McLagan told WCSX. "It would be lovely to do. We've been talking about it long
enough. Unless you start talking about it a year ahead of something, you've got to do
something...The Faces never finished on a good note, so it would be nice to finish on a
good note. That would be that," drummer Kenney Jones added.
The Faces came together in 1969 from the ashes of Small Faces. Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood
and Ian McLagan were joined by Kenney Jones and bassist Ronnie Lane in the group, who were
inducted into the Rock Hall in 2012. Wood, McLagan and Jones were augmented by Rod Stewart
bassist Conrad Korsch and Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall for their Rock Hall induction
ceremony performance. In December Rolling Stone predicted that Sex Pistols bassist Glen
Matlock would hold down the bottom end for a reunited Faces. Original Faces bassist Ronnie
Lane died in 1997.
[Published on: 5/15/14]