It seems they remember the songs after all. Ronnie Wood has confirmed rumours that the Faces will reunite, promising a comeback tour in 2009. They may even bring a Red Hot Chili Pepper along for the ride.
"It's like no time has passed by," Wood told Rolling Stone magazine this week. "We had a few rehearsals last week and we're ready to go."
Though original bassist Ronnie Lane died in 1997, the Faces have had no shortage of interest when it comes to low-note plinkety-plunkers. Conrad Korsch, Rod Stewart's touring bassist, sat in on the rehearsals - but "there's a lot of guest bass players [who] want to do it," Wood said, "including Flea".
Though we're not sure we want to hear a "funky" version of Ooh La La, Wood has even hinted at new studio material. "Rod wants me to write a load of new stuff for him," he said. Wood has a fair bit of free time – there's no word "when [or] where" the Rolling Stones will next get together.
Though the Faces have yet to announce any tour dates, it's just a matter of juggling itineraries, Wood said. "We just have to sort out [dates and locations] and drop all of the management egos. We know we can do it. It's just a matter of getting everyone's availability sometime next year."