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.'
How Imploding Faces Uncovered Timeless Truths in 'Ooh La La'
Rod Stewart initially rejected the single before covering it 25 years later.
Reunited Faces Returned to the ‘60s and ‘70s For Inspiration
They collaborated at the same time the Rolling Stones were preparing an extended rerelease of 1981's 'Tattoo You.'
Kenney Jones Says Faces Have Recorded 'About 14 Songs'
Drummer revealed the band is also eyeing "some really big gigs."
Colin Hay Covers Beatles, Kinks, Faces and More on New Album
Listen to title track from former Men at Work frontman's ‘I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself.’
Why Faces' Great 'A Nod Is As Good As a Wink' Wasn't Good Enough
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.