July 14, 2008

Ooh La La: Faces Hint at Reunion


THE Faces, the 1970s rock band fronted by Rod Stewart whose hits included Stay With Me and Ooh La La, could be reuniting, it emerged yesterday.

Band members have talked of reforming to play live again and even the possibility of returning to the studio for a brand new album.

Keyboard player 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."

The Faces were originally formed in 1969 after guitarist Steve Marriott left The Small Faces to form Humble Pie.

The remaining trio of McLagan, drummer Kenney Jones and bassist Ronnie Lane - who died of pneumonia in 1997 - drafted in Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood from Jeff Beck's band to replace him.

Originally published by Newsquest Media Group.

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