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Faces to reunite w/o Rod Stewart

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    The Faces now appear set to embark on a reunion tour in 2010, but not in the way one would probably hope for. Despite comments to the contrary, frontman Rod Stewart will not join former bandmates guitarist Ron Wood, keyboardist Ian McLagan and drummer Kenney Jones on any of the band’s upcoming ventures, McLagan has confirmed to Billboard.com.

    “If we don’t do it very soon, one of us is gonna check out,” McLagan explaines. “I’m 64, for chrissakes! We’ve been waiting and waiting for Rod to say yes; now he’s finally said no. He’s busy doing other shit. So we’re gonna do it.”

    Instead, the band could turn Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall to serve as Stewart’s replacement. Hucknall has experience with the band after all, having performing with them during last month’s surprise reunion at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

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    McLagan went on to note that the trio is also considering replacements for the band’s former bassist, the late Ronnie Lane, a list which includes the Sex Pistols’ Glenn Matlock and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea.

    “I think it’s more exciting, actually, with different singers, different bass players, maybe some other guests, another guitarist or whatever,” McLagan said. “(Saxophonist) Bobby Keys would probably sit in. It’s more adventurous. It won’t be the same old shit.” We wouldn’t think so either.

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