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18 July 2021

The Faces Are Recording New Music

The Faces Recording New Music
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The Faces have revealed that they are recording new music.

The influential British group, famous for albums such as A Nod Is As Good To A Wink…To A Blind Horse and Ooh La La split in 1975 and have reunited several times in the years since, though without the full surviving members of the original line-up until Sir Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood and Kenney Jones performed a charity show in 2015, a private gig in 2019 and a brief appearance at the 2020 Brit Awards.

And now Wood has revealed the trio – who were originally joined in the supergroup by the late Ronnie Lane and Ian McLagan – have been recording together in between his sessions with Rolling Stones bandmate Sir Mick Jagger.

He said: “I saw Mick [Jagger] here last week and Rod [Stewart] and Kenney [Jones] were here yesterday.

“Me and Mick have done nine new tracks for the [40th anniversary] re-release of [The Rolling Stones] Tattoo You. And me, Rod and Kenney have been recording some new Faces music. I’ve had a front-row seat on some amazing rock’ n’ roll projects these past couple of weeks.”

The 74-year-old guitarist – who is also working with former Stones bandmate Mick Taylor on a tribute album to blues legend Jimmy Reed – is also a respected artist but his main focus at the moment is music and he’s desperate to get back on stage.

He told The Times’ Weekend magazine: “I go through art phases when music is secondary, but right now I really want to get out there and play.”

Rod Stewart previously revealed he and Ronnie Wood initially bonded over their big noses and love of fashion.

He recalled: “We introduced each other. I said, ”Ello Nose’ and he said, ”Ello Nose’. We both had big noses.

“I think what brought us together was our sense of clothing – we both liked style – and our unique sense of humour. That’s bonded us together over the years.”

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