A Faces reunion is apparently in the pipeline for 2015 after all.
Though keyboardist Ian McLagan denied it after Rod Stewart mentioned it last month, drummer Kenney Jones tells us that there in fact have been discussions about putting the group together in 2015, which will mark the 40th anniversary of the Faces' break-up:
"There's two things we want to do next year -- try to do a Faces reunion tour and a Small Faces reunion thing, not together, separate...Mac unfortunately didn't realize we were talking, Woody's (guitarist Ron Wood) management and myself, we were talking to Rod's management. But Mac never knew 'cause it's only in it's very early stages, and I don't really know how it sort of got out, really...But Mac understands it full now."
Wood, Jones and McLagen have played occasional Faces shows since 2009 with Simply Red's Mick Hucknall filling in for Stewart -- including at the group's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 2012.
Jones says he's looking forward to finally getting Stewart into the fold:
"It would be lovely to do. We've been talking about it long enough...The Faces never finished on a good note, so it would be nice to finish on a good note, (and) that would be that."
No firm plans have been determined yet for either the Faces or Small Faces reunion projects, however.
Jones and McLagan were actively involved in compiling the upcoming limited edition Small Faces box set, "Here Come the Nice -- The Immediate Years 1967-1969," which releases on January 27.