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Ronnie Wood: 'Rod Stewart isn't ruled out of Faces reunion'

Guitarist also says why he recruited Mick Hucknall

The Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood, pictured here, has played guitar on Starsailor's fourth album. Frontman James Walsh said: "We kept asking him if he'd be up for playing some guitar on the record, and at the time he was busy. Then I got a call about half-past-six one evening from his son Jesse saying, 'My dad really wants to do this now.’ It was amazing..." The album, tentatively titled 'All The Plans', is due for release later this year. Pic: PA Photos
Faces guitarist Ronnie Wood has said that the band "haven't ruled out" getting original frontman Rod Stewart to play with them again.

The reuniting band have recruited Simply Red's Mick Hucknall as a replacement for Stewart, and are set to play the Sussex Vintage At Goodwood festival (August 13-15).

Wood told NME that Stewart wasn't on board because of schedule clashes, but claimed they were on good terms and he may join them in the future. Stewart in fact told fans at his O2 Arena gig last week (May 29) to give the Simply Red man "a chance" if they went to see the band live.

"We haven't ruled Rod out," he said. "It's just that his schedule is totally crossing over exactly when we wanted him. We've got Mick Hucknall because his voice is just like Rod's was in the '70s."

He added: "The door's not closed to Rod, but we're carrying on because it's worth it."

The guitarist said that the band may tour in January and hoped to play Glastonbury and other festivals in 2011.

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