Rod Stewart will perform live with The Faces for the first time in 19 years at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremonies on April 14 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Drummer Kenney Jones confirmed to MusicRadar.com that the band will play a short set, making it the first time the surviving members of the group (Stewart, Jones, guitarist Ron Wood and keyboard player Ian McLagan) have played together in public since Stewart received a lifetime achievement honor at the Brit Awards in 1993. Mick Hucknall (Simply Red) has sang with the Faces at other recent reunions.
Jones said: “Contrary to what some people might think, we’re all still great mates and we’ve never said we wouldn’t play together again. 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 also said the band will perform two Faces tracks and an earlier hit by The Small Faces, who are also being inducted.
“As to whether we’ll do anything else after the Hall Of Fame show, we’ll just have to see how it goes,” Jones added. “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.”
That will be a highlight of the ceremonies, now if Guns N’ Roses original lineup would reunite, it would make for the best induction ceremony broadcast ever.