Depending on who you’ve talked to, either the Faces or the Small Faces will be getting back together this year. Rod Stewart and Ian McLagan have had their say, and now drummer Kenney Jones has weighed in via an interview with Billboard. According to Kenney, reunions for both bands are in the works.
Jones said that he, Stewart and guitarist Ron Wood are in negotiations for the projected 2015 tour. He also chalked up McLagan’s less-than-enthusiastic reaction to the initial announcement to a misunderstanding. “Mac didn’t realize we were talking because it was in the early stages,” Jones said. “But he understands now.”
Jones is eager to get a Faces reunion off the ground after many failed attempts to get Stewart back into the fold. Rod the Mod’s busy solo career kept him out of the 2010 Faces reunion (Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall took his place) and illness kept him away from the Faces’ induction in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
As for the Small Faces, Jones said that he agreed with McLagan that the band’s 50th anniversary has to be commemorated in some way in 2015. While discussion of a tour hasn’t come up yet, Jones has been working on an animated film based on the band’s 1968 concept album Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake.