Rod wants Beck and Faces double-bill tour
Rod Stewart wants to reunite with both Jeff Beck and the Faces on a double-bill tour – but he doesn’t think it will ever happen.
A planned collaboration album with guitarist Beck was in the pipeline before Stewart started work on recent album Time. The singer tells Billboard: “We were doing to do a modern sort of Beck-Ola, maybe, but we couldn’t agree on a great many things.
“Whether Jeff would want to do a tour, there’s two chances: slim and none. When Jeff’s angry at you he stays angry for a long time. I sent him a Christmas card the year before last and never heard anything back.”
The Faces have been waiting so long for a reunion with Stewart that they wound up touring with Mick Hucknall in 2010, after bassist Ronnie Wood, now with the Rolling Stones, had promised they were working on new music together, but it came to nothing.
Now Stewart says: “I think there’s more a chance of the Faces doing something – but that has to wait till we know the Stones are finished.”
Meanwhile, Mick Jagger’s outfit have confirmed the release of a live DVD shot during their London shows in July. Sweet Summer Sun: Hyde Park Live will be launched on November 11. Jagger says: “I can’t think of a better way celebrate the Rolling Stones’ 50th than doing it on our home patch in front of 100,000 people on a glorious summer night.”