Faces Reunion To Happen This Year - Kenney Jones

Kenney Jones, drummer for the Faces, has said that a reunion of the Faces needs to happen this year.

Rod Stewart and The Faces in 1971

Kenney Jones, drummer for the Faces, has said that a reunion of the Faces needs to happen this year.

Jones spoke with the Austin Chronicle about the late Ian McLagan, 

"Mac brought the missing link," said Jones. "The three of us ' myself, [singer/guitarist] Steve Marriott, and [bassist] Ronnie Lane ' we all made a great sound together. But there was that missing ingredient we were looking for. When we met Mac, and listened to him the first time he played piano or organ with us, it added a whole new dimension to our sound. We were ecstatic!

"He naturally complemented what we were doing already. He picked up on our telepathy, which was one of the secret ingredients of the Small Faces. We didn't tell each other what to do or play, we just did it. Mac definitely fit in with that."

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The members of the follow-up group, Faces, have talked for a number of years about reuniting but most of their efforts have been thwarted by the various projects of lead singer Rod Stewart . Rod infamously cancelled at the last minute from performing with the group at their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction and the remaining members made a go of a short tour with Simply Red 's Mick Hucknall out front, but this time seems to be different.

Jones continued "I'm so proud and so honoured that life introduced me to Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane, and Ian McLagan. They've been a major part of my life ' over half of it ' and I miss all three of them. It's lonely, being here on my own."

He went on to say "Rod, Woody, and me are still going to do the Faces this year. It's more important now than ever. When we do, we'll have the bartender onstage again. And a coffee machine for Woody."

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