Rod Stewart Would Like to Reunite the Faces
Now that Rod Stewart has rediscovered his songwriting muse, the rock legend is thinking about reviving another aspect of his storied past. In a new interview, Stewart said that he’s up for a long-awaited reunion of the Faces.
Speaking to the U.K. tabloid the Sun, Stewart hinted that it was being discussed, but a major scheduling conflict popped up for one of its members. “Well, we were on for it but he got nabbed back by the Rolling Stones, didn’t he?” he said. “But let them have him, because my eyes are on next year.”
Stewart, of course, is referring to his longtime partner-in-crime Ron Wood, whose departure for the Stones in 1975 helped bring about the Faces’ inevitable implosion. In 2010 and 2011, the other surviving members of the band toured as the Faces – with Mick Hucknall of Simply Red on vocals and Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols on bass for the late Ronnie Lane – but a full-fledged reunion with Stewart on vocals hasn’t happened.
Still, it’s been on Stewart’s mind for a while. He was set to perform with them at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year, but a last-minute illness forced his cancellation. But it’s not just Wood’s time with the Stones that’s preventing the reunion from taking place. Stewart’s solo tour, especially with the release of ‘Time,’ means that his calendar is dance card is full for 2013.
“We’ve got the U.K. tour coming up with the residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas,” he continued. “After that then we can start thinking about the Faces. Exciting times ahead — that’s for sure.”
So, with Rod Stewart considering splitting time between his solo career and the Faces again, it seems that the 68-year old singer has – at least partially – recaptured his youth. Can a return to the glory days be that far behind?