Rod Stewart, who told The Hollywood Reporter in May, "Me and Ronnie [Wood] were out plotting the Faces’ future," confirmed in a Dec. 2 interview on Boston's WZLX radio that the Faces, founded in 1965, would reunite as a live band after Wood's next tour with the Rolling Stones.
Said Stewart, "We're earmarking 2015," which is the 40th anniversary of the band's breakup.
The Faces were named after the 1960s British hipster expression for a fashionably mod "mover" on the pop scene -- in fact, the first time Ron Wood introduced himself to Stewart, they both said, "Hello, face." The band began life as the Small Faces, because the original lineup comprised fashionable short guys: lead singer Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane, Kenny Jones, and Jimmy Winston, soon replaced by Ian McLaglan. (Lane died of MS in 1997; and Marriott died in 1991.)