Rod Stewart is once again fanning the flames of a reunion Faces reunion -- but as usual is blaming Ron Wood for throwing a wrench in the works. Rod releases his latest album today (May 7th) called, Time. The collection marks his long-awaited return to songwriting and features 11 new songs, which he co-wrote and produced.
In 2012, Rod was all set to play with the Faces -- Ron Wood, Ian MacLagan, and Kenney Jones -- during their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, marking the first time he and the group joined forces since 1993. At the 11th hour, Rod fell ill and was advised under doctor's orders not to travel. Simply Red's Mick Hucknall, who's been his replacement over the past few years during Faces gigs, as always, wowed the crowd who at this point are used to Rod not showing up to the reunion gigs.
Now Rod says that 2014 looks like the year that he'll finally commit to playing with his former-bandmates, telling The Sun: "Well, we were on for it but he got nabbed back by the Rolling Stones, didn't he? But let them have him, because my eyes are on next year. I'd really like a reunion of the Jeff Beck Group AND the Faces with Ronnie. Imagine that? We've got the UK tour coming up with the residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas after that then we can start thinking about the Faces."
Over the past decade, Rod Stewart and Ron Wood have teamed up in the studio for a supposed joint album, which at one point was said to be tentatively titled, You Strum - I'll Sing. A while back we asked Rod if there's any chance we'll see him and Ron Wood teaming up for new sessions: "There may be, there may be. Y'know, it all depends on Ronnie. . . Ronnie's got another group that he's in, y'see (laughs). He wants to know what they're going to do before -- y'know, I can't put my career on hold waiting for Ronnie, who's waiting on them. So that's the way it goes on and on. Y'know, maybe one day when they pack it in, we'll have a bit more time together."
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