Rod Stewart is plotting an ambitious double reunion tour that will incorporate the hits of his former bands the Faces and the Jeff Beck Group.
The rocker has held out on a full Faces reunion tour for years because the timing has never been right for him and old pal Ronnie Wood, but now he’s interested in getting the band back together alongside guitar great Beck.
He tells Billboard.com, “Two of us (Stewart and Wood) are in both bands, so we could do half the show with The Faces, half with Jeff Beck.”
His thinking comes as he, Beck and Wood prepare to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the first Jeff Beck Group album, Truth, but he admits the double reunion is an ambitious plan because Beck is still upset with him over a failed blues album project.
Stewart adds, “Whether Jeff would want to do it, there’s two chances – slim and none. When Jeff’s angry at you, he stays angry for a long time. We were going to do a blues album… but we couldn’t agree on a great many things. I sent him a Christmas card, or emailed him a Christmas card, the year before last and never heard anything back.
“I think there’s more a chance of the Faces doing something, but that has to wait ’til we know the Stones are finished.” Stewart has always maintained he won’t tour with the Faces until Wood’s gig as a guitarist in the Rolling Stones is over.
Tired of waiting for his frontman, Wood drafted in former Simply Red star Mick Hucknall to front the reformed Faces on a handful of shows from 2009 to 2012. These included the band’s performance at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame when the Faces and The Small Faces were inducted in April, 2012.