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Rod Stewart confirms The Faces reunion

1 of 1 The Faces in 1974: handbags and gladrags
The Faces in 1974: handbags and gladrags

In some very welcome veteran rocker reunion news, Rod Stewart says that The Faces have begun planning their first proper shows together in over two decades.

68-year-old Rod says that the band he fronted between 1969 and 1975 will play live in 2015. Speaking to Boston's WZLX radio, he said that there was little chance of a new album from the band but he did confirm the news that die-hard fans of bloke rock have been waiting for - he would play again with surviving members Kenney Jones, Ron Wood and Ian McLagan.

"I think we have got much more of a chance of getting the Faces back together, in fact," he said. "Ronnie [Wood]'s office is talking to my people, and we're ear-marking 2015."

The Faces formed from the ashes of The Small Faces in 1969 and released four studio LPs and one live album. Their original bassist, Ronnie Lane, died in 1997.

The Faces have toured in recent years, replacing Stewart with Simply Red's Mick Hucknall, but Stewart hasn't gigged with the band since an apperance at the 1993 Brit awards.

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