The Faces were formed in England out of the remains of the Small Faces when Jeff Beck Group singer Rod Stewart and guitarist Ronnie Wood joined bassist Ronnie Lane, keyboardist Ian McLagan and drummer Kenney Jones. They didn't last long, but the handful of albums they made have been an influence on bands looking for a little bluesy, boozy sway to go with their Stones-like crunch. Hopes for a reunion over the years were dimmed after the deaths of Lane (in 1997) and McLagan (in 2014). In addition to playing on their own records, like the classic 'A Nod Is as Good as a Wink ... to a Blind Horse,' the band backed Stewart on his hit LP 'Every Picture Tells a Story.'
Revisiting the Faces' 'A Nod Is As Good As a Wink ...' Album
Unfortunately, the group couldn't do much of anything without being compared to its famous frontman.
45 Years Ago: The Faces Release Their Second Album, 'Long Player'
After introducing themselves with 1970's appropriately titled First Step, the Faces sought to build on that success with their follow-up effort — and they pulled it off in a big way with Long Player.
Rod Stewart Reunites With the Faces for First Non-Awards Concert in 40 Years
The surviving members of the Faces performed for charity last night (Sept. 5).
Hear the Faces' Previously Unreleased 'Whole Lotta Woman' From New Box Set
Faces fans who are somehow still undecided regarding whether to purchase the band's comprehensive new box set may find themselves reaching for their wallets after hearing "Whole Lotta Woman."