It's come to the point that we're filing this one under the "We'll believe it when we see it" -- but Rod Stewart says that a reunion between him and the Faces is in the works. After numerous promises and last minute excuses over the decades, during a recent radio chat, he says that he's finally planning on hitting the stage with surviving members Ron Wood, Ian McLagan, and Kenney Jones. Co-Founding bassist Ronnie Lane had quit the band in 1973 and died in 1997 from complications from Multiple Sclerosis. The surviving Faces have been performing over the past few years to raves with Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall filling in for Rod.
Vintage Vinyl News reported Rod as saying that the time is approaching for a team-up: "I think we have got much more of a chance of getting the Faces back together, in fact, Ronnie's office is talking to my people, and we're ear-marking 2015." Rod added that the work his manager had done with Jeff Beck's manager for a collaboration with the former bandmates had fallen by the wayside as Beck moved on to other projects.
Drummer Kenney Jones remains confident that Rod will rejoin the band once his schedule allows it: "The problem with Rod is, y'know, his manager keeps booking him a year or two in advance and so every time we get close to doing something, everyone's schedule gets in the way. It will happen at some point for the right reasons when time prevails, y'know?"
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