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Rod Stewart Calls Ian McLagan ‘The True Spirit of the Faces’

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Keystone Features, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Rod Stewart has offered a public tribute to his former Faces bandmate Ian McLagan, who passed away Dec. 3.

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Top 10 Ian McLagan Songs

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The late Ian McLagan's contributions to the Small Faces and the Faces truly helped shape the sound of those legendary bands, and his years of incredible session work with everyone from the Rolling Stones to Bob Dylan made him one of the most in-demand session players in the world.

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The Pre-Faces, Pre-Rolling Stones History of Ron Wood

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Keystone Features Hulton Archive, Getty Images

We look at the bands Ron Wood was in before the Faces and the Rolling Stones.

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45 Years Ago: Steve Marriott Leaves the Small Faces

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Central Press/Hulton Archive, Getty Images

By the beginning of 1969, Steve Marriott was really growing tired of what he saw as the limitations of the Small Faces. Despite expanding their sound on the classic 'Ogden's Nut Gone Flake' album the previous year, Marriott's heart just wasn't in it as the new year was getting underway. "I've changed in myself and the group has changed as things have happened to us," Marriott told an interviewer in September of 1968. His participation would come to an end by March of 1969.

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40 Years Ago: Faces Release Final Album, ‘Live – Coast to Coast Overture and Beginners’

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Mercury / Warner Bros. Records

For a band that thrived onstage, and whose live performances are legendary, it's a shame that the only official concert document of the Faces is the less-than-stellar 'Live - Coast to Coast Overture and Beginners.' Released on Jan. 10, 1974, as the group was about ready to call it quits, the album captures the Faces in typically ramshackle form during a pair of California shows from late 1973.

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Faces Reunion Could Still Happen, Says Kenney Jones

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Rod Stewart said it was happening, then Ian McLagan said it wasn't -- but according to Faces drummer Kenney Jones, we could actually see the band's long-awaited reunion with Stewart come together in 2015.

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38 Years Ago: The Faces Split Up

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The Faces ended their short life in December of 1975. Sprouted from the ashes of the Small Faces after Steve Marriott left the group to form Humble Pie, Ronnie Lane, Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones recruited Ron Wood and Rod Stewart (both recently exited from the Jeff Beck Group) to comprise a true powerho

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The Faces Not Interested in Reunitng With Rod Stewart

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Ian McLagan, still apparently steamed over a series of Rod Stewart no-shows, says he's not interested in putting the Faces back together again in 2015, even though Stewart finally seems to be coming around.

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Rod Stewart Says the Faces Reunion Is Happening

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After years of discussions, it looks like Rod Stewart might finally be ready to rejoin his old mates in the Faces for a new tour -- just in time to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the band's breakup.

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The Faces Inducted into the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame

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We're as shocked as you are given the competition but, for the second consecutive month, Rod Stewart has knocked off Led Zeppelin in the finals of the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame, as the Faces took with 57 percent of the vote. With the win, Stewart joins George Harrison as the only two-time inductee into the Hall of Fame, while Zep gets a third and final chance at induction.

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