Ronnie Wood has said that a The Faces reunion is being held up by Rod Stewart’s manager, who “makes everything about money.”
The Faces reunited in 2010 with Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall on lead vocals in place of Rod Stewart and played a headline set at the Vintage at Goodwood Festival. The band toured in 2011.
In 2013 Stewart said that he and Ronnie Wood were planning a Faces reunion for 2015. However, there are no confirmed plans for any such reunion. Ian McLagan of the Faces and Small Faces, meanwhile, died in 2014 after suffering a stroke.
Speaking at a fan Q&A held in London earlier this week (April 28) to promote his new book, Ultimate Classic Rock reports that Wood responded to a question about the status of the band’s reunion by saying Stewart’s representatives “make everything about money and we’re trying not to do that.”
Wood went on to ask, “Why can’t the three surviving guys from the Faces just get together and play for people? That’s what we want to try and do. I think that would be brilliant.”
Wood will publish his teenage diaries later this month (May). Titled How Can It Be? A Rock & Roll Diary, the book will be released via Genesis Publications. How Can It Be? A Rock & Roll Diary will be limited to 1,965 copies. It follows on from Wood’s autobiography Ronnie, published in 2007.
Meanwhile, Wood also recently backed Mick Jagger who said that he was keen to make a new record with his Rolling Stones bandmates.