Speaking to WZLX radio station in Boston, via The Guardian, Stewart said that plans to record an album with Jeff Beck had fallen through, but that he and Ronnie Wood were planning a Faces reunion for the year after next. He commented: “I think we have got much more of a chance of getting the Faces back together, in fact, Ronnie’s office is talking to my people, and we’re ear-marking 2015.”
The Faces reunited in 2010 and played a number of shows with Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall on lead vocals in place of Stewart, including a headline performance at the Vintage at Goodwood Festival, and the band toured in 2011. In 2012 Hucknall sang ‘Stay With Me’ at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio, even though Stewart had planned to perform with the band, but later came down with the flu. Stewart last played with the band at the Brit Awards in 1993.
Earlier this year Rod Stewart had said he was keen to reform the Faces with Ronnie Wood, suggesting that a reunion could happen if and when Wood’s other band, The Rolling Stones, decide to retire. The Faces formed in 1969 and released four studio albums.