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The Faces tour is not happening, at least according to keyboardist Ian McLagan


Fans of classic rock supergroup The Faces may have to cool their jets for the time being. Vocalist Rod Stewart has mentioned in the last few months that he and guitarist Ronnie Wood were ready reunite the group for a tour during 2014, but other members of the band aren't so hot on the idea. 

"It's interesting that Rod announces these things without talking to me or Kenney," pianist Ian McLagan said, referencing drummer Kenney Jones. "Why would we f--k around with The Faces when we've got bigger fish to fry?" 

By "bigger fish," McLagan is actually referencing a somewhat smaller fish: The Small Faces, the group that preceded The Faces and existed without superstar vocalist Stewart. The Small Faces are considered by rock historians to be just as relevant as The Faces-there's no denying the influence on the mod and psychedelic movements that the former had, and both bands have been inducted into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame-but the names of Stewart and Wood (a Rolling Stones guitarist, if you weren't aware) would probably make the latter a bigger concert draw. 

Rod might be jumping the gun because it's been a while since he last performed with the band. The Faces got together for a concert run during 2010, but it incorporated Mike Hucknall, the vocalist for Simply Red, to fill Stewart's shoes. Stewart fell ill before the band was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, and once again Hucknall was called upon to perform with the group. 

If a Faces reunion were to happen during 2014, it would have to deal with Wood's schedule as well. The Rolling Stones are scheduled to perform in Asia and Australia during the early part of the year. 

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