Faces To Reunite For Rehearsals And Possible Tour!
More than 30 years after calling it quits, the surviving members of legendary rock band the Faces have reportedly met for rehearsals last Monday (Nov. 17), “just to check if they can remember the songs,” according to original vocalist Rod Stewart.
The 63-year-old singer told raysgigs.com that keyboardist Ian McLagan, drummer Kenney Jones and guitarist Ronnie Wood would meet for a series of rehearsals starting Monday 17th November, at an undisclosed location, to run through their old hits, with an eye toward a complete reformation that could include a full-scale tour in summer 2009. It is expected that Stewart’s touring bassist will fill in for original bassist Ronnie Lane, who died in 1997.
The participation of Ron Wood has fueled speculation regarding the guitarist’s status with the Rolling Stones, which he joined in 1975. Rumors have swirled that Wood’s personal life has created turbulence in the Stones camp.
“Yes, absolutely,” Stewart told raysgigs, when asked if the reunion was a reality. “Ronnie [Wood] is up for it. I think he feels great. He is full of energy and very excited. We try not to mix our family problems with work. I’ll see him Monday.”
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