Ever wonder where Chris Robinson got all his Black Crowes lead vocal swag? He stole it from Rod Stewart. Yeah, Rod Stewart, the same dude with the big ’80s ladies hair who coasted through the latter days of his career with garbage like “Rhythm of My Heart” and “Broken Arrow” WAS A TOTAL FUCKING SEX MACHINE BACK IN THE DAY. Just watch. He’s mesmerizing.
Stewart, for the uninitiated, fronted the Faces, perhaps the most unheralded badass rock band of the early 1970s. From 1969 through 1975, the Faces churned out four incredible studio albums and toured the world before Stewart bolted for a “Maggie May” solo career and guitarist Ron Wood joined the Rolling Stones (Ian McLagan, Ronnie Lane, and Kenney Jones were left to their own devices after the split).
The Faces never reunited in full, and when bassist Ronnie Lane died in 1997, that chance was forever lost. But good news comes to those who wait: The remaining four living members of the Faces will return for three songs when they’re inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 14th.
Our friends over at Hidden Track report that drummer Kenney Jones told Music Radar it’s on: “Contrary to what some people might think, we’re all still great mates and we’ve never said we wouldn’t play together again,” said Jones. “We all had dinner about a month ago and decided that the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame would be the perfect time and place.” So three songs it is.
The big news will surround whether Guns N’ Roses will be getting back together. But, for us, it’s all about the Faces. The Beastie Boys, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Faces, Donovan, Freddie King and Laura Nyro will also be inducted into the 2012 Hall of Fame class that night. Kudos to all.
Now take a look at why we’re so giddy:
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