The NME is reporting that the Faces will reunite with all original members except Ronnie Lane, who died of pneumonia in 1997.
The band is set to meet for rehearsals next Monday, November 17, to run through their old hits but there’s no mention in the article of touring or recording so it could just be some buddies getting together and jamming. Not that the NME hypes non-stories or anything…
Let’s suppose for a moment they are getting ready to record again. Who would you like to see behind the board? I am putting my money on Jack White.
The ever-optimistic NME is claiming that The Faces are likely to reunite, bringing together Ronnie Wood, Rod Stewart, and most of the Small Faces for the first time in 30-odd years:
Speaking to BBC 6Music, keyboardist Ian McLagan said: “We’re hoping to get together later this year to play and then we may have some news, but I want it to happen, badly.
“Rod hasn’t wanted to do it for a long time. He didn’t see the need in it but I think he really wants to now.”
Referring to the possibility of a new studio album, McLagan said: “It would be great to record new tracks. I have a couple of songs that Rod might like. We’d have to see – I think that would be the way to go, though, not just to go out on tour. It’d be great to have an album.”
Unfortunately, bassist Ronnie Lane died in 1997 of multiple sclerosis-related pneumonia.