Wednesday, March 28, 2012

ROD STEWART TO PERFORM LIVE WITH THE FACES

The Faces
After years of false starts, it’s now confirmed: Rod Stewart will perform with the Faces for the first time in 19 years.

In an interview with Music Radar, Faces drummer Kenney Jones said Stewart and the band will perform a three-song set in Cleveland when they are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 14: “Contrary to what some people might think, we’re all still great mates and we’ve never said we wouldn’t play together again,” said Jones. “We all had dinner about a month ago and decided that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame would be the perfect time and place.”

Jones said the last time Faces and Stewart rehearsed together was three years ago, and that “the magic was still there.” He added that Mick Hucknall was brought in as vocalist for recent Faces gigs in part due to Stewart’s busy schedule. Moreover, in a previous interview with Music Radar, Faces keyboardist Ian McLagan had indicated that Stewart’s voice “had changed” since having surgery on his vocal cords.

Jones declined to reveal which songs Faces would perform, saying only that the set would include two Faces songs and an earlier hit by Small Faces, who are also being inducted: “As to whether we’ll do anything else after the Hall of Fame show, we’ll just have to see how it goes,” Jones added. “I’d like to think there's more to come, although it depends how everyone’s individual schedules are shaping up. But we’re all really looking forward to getting up on stage again. It’s been far too long.”

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