Rod Stewart says Faces have given some old songs a facelift as stars reunite


Almost 50 years on from their final hit Ooh La La, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood and Kenney Jones are again collectively to launch a assortment of songs together with stuff that did not make it within the old days

Rod Stewart was joined by his Faces co-stars on the BRITs in February 2020

Wake up Faces followers, Rod’s received one thing to say to you.

It’s late September and the band are returning with one thing cool.

Their songs will hold you amused, though they’ve been unused – old numbers they as soon as discarded as not adequate.

Rocker Rod Stewart’s lyrics from his solo hit Maggie May may simply be the right promote for a shock new album from the band that shot him to fame.

Almost 50 years on from their final hit LP Ooh La La, Faces heroes Rod, Ronnie Wood and Kenney Jones are reuniting to launch a assortment of songs that includes tracks that didn’t make it of their heyday – with an excited Rod telling me: “F*** me, they are good.”

The trio met at Ronnie’s London residence in July to flesh out a new batch of songs which will likely be a combination of old and new – they usually’re planning a tour in 2023.

Rod, 76, mentioned: “I have received to inform you we have received some nice tracks. Woody went again and dug up a lot of stuff and some of it’s like, ‘Wow, did we do that?’ It’s stuff we by no means received spherical to finishing – and on the time we thought it was not adequate.

Rod with Ronnie Wood and Kenney Jones within the old days



“We are finishing some songs off and I am adding vocals and new lyrics. So it’s a cross between really old and new.”

Drummer Kenney, 73, admits after they received again collectively at Ronnie’s residence this summer time it was just like the band had by no means been aside.

He says: “We go out a lot and we do see each other a lot so we are not like strangers. But when we all come back together it is like nothing ever changed. We still take the p*** out of each other.”

He insists it’s solely love of creating music that’s behind the reunion.

“It is not about the money,” he says. “We got back together to celebrate our 50th anniversary and now it our 53rd so that is why we are doing this album.”

Rod Stewart in 1974


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Faces on the Tramp membership in London on April 5, 1973


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The trio have beforehand reunited for a handful of temporary reside appearances lately, however there hasn’t been a new Faces album since 1973’s Ooh La La.

The band was fashioned in 1969 by members of Small Faces after lead singer/guitarist Steve Marriott left to type Humble Pie.

The remaining Small Faces — Ian McLagan (keyboards), Ronnie Lane (bass guitar), and Kenney—had been then joined by Ronnie and Rod.

The band broke up in 1975 as a consequence of Rod’s success as a solo act whereas guitarist Ronnie, 74, joined the Rolling Stones later that year, and drummer Kenney changed tragic Keith Moon within the Who in 1979.

Ian grew to become a session musician and solo act, and bassist Ronnie minimize a 1977 collaborative album Rough Mix with Pete Townshend earlier than he was sidelined by a number of sclerosis.

He died in 1997, with Ian killed by a stroke in 2014. The following year, Rod, Ronnie, and Kenney had been again collectively on stage at Rod’s seventieth celebration and a charity occasion.

Then final year, they did a rousing rendition of the Faces’ 1971 smash hit single Stay With Me to shut the Brit Awards.

The basic line-up first reunited at a Wembley Stadium Rod Stewart live performance in 1986.

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And a few small get-togethers adopted till the surviving members, minus Rod, toured as the Faces in 2010 with Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall on vocals and Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols on bass.

Rod was meant to reunite with them when The Faces had been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, however he needed to pull out due to an sickness and once more Mick was introduced in to take his place.

At the height of their fame, the band launched 4 albums in all – with the final, Ooh La La, topping the UK charts in 1973.

Their third album A Nod Is As Good As A Wink… To A Blind Horse in 1971 went Gold within the US – bolstered partly by Rod’s single success the identical year with Maggie May.

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In July, Ronnie informed The Times: “Me, Rod and Kenney have been recording some new Faces music.”

And Kenney says a Faces UK and American tour is within the pipeline – however that they are going to have to attend till the Rolling Stones No Filter tour ends and Rod finishes excursions in autumn and spring.

He mentioned: “When all that is out of the way we will get back together. It is in the pipeline and we will have to do America.”

When requested if the band would take into account replicating ABBA’s newest announcement that they are going to tour as digital avatars, he laughed and mentioned: “Only if we are dead.”

But he added: “I am pleased about ABBA. I have heard the new song and it is nice.

They have got more money than f******* Volkswagen.” But Rod jokingly dismissed the Swedish group’s new tech method including: “We play real rock and roll.”

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