Faces May Replace Rod Stewart With Simply Red Singer for Tour

November 18th, 2009 by Daniel Kreps Leave a reply »

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The surviving members of the Faces are planning to embark on a reunion tour in 2010, with or without singer Rod Stewart. Like Aerosmith, who are openly discussing replacing Steven Tyler should he depart to pursue solo opportunities, the Faces are facing facts: With Stewart planning to tour behind his new disc Soulbook into the new year, the remaining three members of the band — guitarist Ron Wood, drummer Kenney Jones and keyboardist Ian McLagan — hope go on their own road trip in 2010 with another singer in Stewart’s place, Billboard reports. “If we don’t do it very soon, one of us is gonna check out,” McLagan said. “We’ve been waiting and waiting for Rod to say yes; now he’s finally said no. He’s busy doing other shit. So we’re gonna do it.”

As Rolling Stone previously reported, the Faces briefly reunited in late 2008 and warmed up for a reunion tour. “We had a few fantastic rehearsals last week and we’re ready to go,” Wood told RS in December 2008. “It’s like no time has passed by.” Despite rumors that Stewart and Wood had written an album’s worth of new Faces songs, Stewart’s spokesperson quickly denied the claim, adding that the Faces would definitely not be reuniting for a tour in 2009 due to Stewart’s prior commitments. As Wood is still a member of the Rolling Stones, he’d also have to tour around his commitments to Mick and Keith, so the window for a Faces reunion grows smaller by the day.

McLagan told Billboard that the band was inspired by working with several vocalists during a London benefit show on October 25th, where the Faces performed with Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall and Squeeze’s Paul Carrack. “I think it’s more exciting, actually, with different singers, different bass playe...

Article Source: Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily


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