Singer confirms that legendarily shambolic rockers will reunite for 2015 tour
By Alex Baker
After initially telling the interviewer that plans for a new album with guitar legend Jeff Beck were likely off, Stewart (68) went on to say that “I think we have got much more of a chance of getting the Faces back together, in fact Ronnie (Wood)’s office is talking to my people and we’re earmarking 2015.”
Formed in 1969 after the demise of the Small Faces, the Faces were a supremely talented yet utterly shambolic supergroup, whose lineup in addition to Stewart and Wood, included drummer Kenny Jones, bassist Ronnie Lane and keyboardist Ian McLagan.
The band initially split in 1975 and reunited once in 1993 for the Brit Awards in the UK. Lane passed away in 1997 and since then the closest thing to a reunion fans have seen was when the surviving members went on the road a few years back with
Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall filling in for Stewart.
Stewart very nearly reunited with Wood, McLagan and Jones when the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year. But the singer was forced to withdraw after coming down with the flu.
2015 is still a ways off so in the meantime, enjoy this vintage clip of Rod Stewart and the Faces in all their vintage, lager-swilling glory!