Exclusive: Ian MacLagan On The Faces Reformation

"There’s always a chance..."
The Faces

Ian MacLagan has spoken to Clash about the possibility of The Faces reforming with Rod Stewart.

At their peak, The Faces were a near unstoppable live force. Fronted by Rod Stewart, the band's tight-but-loose arrangements and charming, un-affected honesty turned them into unlikely idols.

Lauded by everyone from Red Hot Chili Peppers to the Black Crowes, Noel Gallagher to The Strypes, the band reformed without Rod Stewart for a series of charity shows in 2010.

Using Mick Hucknall on vocals, Sex Pistols' bass player Glen Matlock replaced Ronnie Lane during the dates which were well received by fans.

Speaking to Clash, keyboardist Ian MacLagan revealed that a full re-union - complete with Rod Stewart - could happen.

"There’s always a chance" he said. "The latest is that Rod really wants to do it – so that’s great, I’m in. But we’ll see. We’re all keen to do it. It would be lovely to have Rod there because he’s the voice but we’ll see. We’re working towards it. I’m as keen to do it as anyone, always have been".

Speaking about those 2010 shows, Ian MacLagan said: "We did a bunch. We did Belgium, Holland, a few in England, one in Japan. It was great. We had Glen Matlock on bass. He loves Ronnie Lane, he was always influenced by him. Mick did a great job, but it would be great to have Rod back".

Watch out for a full, career-spanning, interview with Ian MacLagan on Clash shortly.

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