By Brian Ives
In an interview with Radio.com about his upcoming limited edition book How Can It Be? A Rock & Roll Diary (pre-order it here) which documents his time in garage rock band the Birds in 1969, Ron Wood discussed — very briefly — both the Rolling Stones and the Faces. As it happens, there’s pretty good news for fans of both bands. The full interview will be published tomorrow (February 12).
Wood said that a recent reunion by the three surviving Faces – Wood, Rod Stewart and drummer Kenney Jones – might set the stage for more Faces activity, finally.
“Well, we just played at Rod’s 70th birthday a couple of weekends ago in L.A. We got up at Rod’s party, me and Kenney and Rod and played ‘Stay With Me’ and ‘Sweet Little Rock and Roller,’ and Rod and Kenney were very enthusiastic about a Faces reunion.”
Of course, we’ve heard that before, and anyway, Wood has a pretty full schedule. “I said, ‘Give me a break! I’ve gone out with the Stones over the summer, I’ve got my artwork to do, I’m up to my neck in projects!’ But you know, you never know! We were thinking of getting a test show together, and if something comes of it, then we might come to America.”
He noted that the aforementioned last string of Stones dates were emotional for a number of reasons, including the fact that they had to replace the ailing sax legend Bobby Keys (who, sadly, passed away in December). In his place was jam band staple Karl Denson.