Drummer Kenney Jones told MusicRadar the band will play a set at the 27th annual Rock And Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which is honoring both The Small Faces and The Faces. The ceremony takes place April 14 in Cleveland.
In addition to Jones and Stewart, the surviving members of The Faces include guitarist Ronnie Wood and keyboard player Ian McLagan. Bassist Ronnie Lane died in 1997.
“Contrary to what some people might think, we’re all still great mates and we’ve never said we wouldn’t play together again,” Jones told MusicRadar. “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.
“The last time we rehearsed together was about three years ago at a little place in Bermondsey, the same place where we used to rehearse back in the ‘70s, just to see if the magic was still there – and it was. We ended up not doing anything more for a couple of reasons, including Rod’s busy solo schedule and his Vegas commitments, which is why we brought in Mick for a few dates.”
Jones is referring to The Faces’ 2010 reunion tour, which featured Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall as a guest vocalist in place of Stewart.
Stewart last performed live in public with The Faces in 1993 when he received a lifetime achievement honor at the Brit Awards.
“As to whether we’ll do anything else after the Hall Of Fame show, we’ll just have to see how it goes,” Jones told MusicRadar.“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.”
After Steve Marriott left Small Faces to form Humble Pie, the remaining members of Small Faces – Kenney Jones, Ian McLagan, and Ronnie Lane – teamed up with The Jeff Beck Group’s Ronnie Wood and Rod Stewart to form The Faces in 1969. The group released four studio albums before splitting in 1975.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will air on HBO beginning May 5.
Check out The Faces’ single “Stay With Me,” which hails from the band’s 1971 album A Nod Is as Good as a Wink...To a Blind Horse.