The Faces to Reunite Minus Rod Stewart

The Faces to Reunite Minus Rod Stewart

Classic rockers the Faces have announced on their website that they will be reuniting. But the line-up isn't exactly what people might be hoping for. For starters, there's no Rod Stewart behind the mic.

Instead, Mick Hucknall of Simply Red will be taking Stewart's place. This isn't completely out of the blue, though: Hucknall sang with the band when they played a couple of reunion shows last year.

What does seem a bit strange (but in an awesome way) is Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols playing bass. He replaces bassist Ronnie Lee, who died in 1997. Ex-Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman performed with the band during the 2009 reunion shows.

This leaves original members guitarist Ronnie Wood, keyboardist Ian McLagan, and drummer Kenney Jones, who will perform with Matlock and Hucknall as the Faces at the Vintage at Goodwood Festival on August 13 in England. And the band say on their site they will be getting back "on the road" and there will be "incredible guests," rumoured to potentially include Slash, Noel Gallagher and the Black Crowes' Chris Robinson, reports Rolling Stone.

The Faces only released four albums in their career, between 1970 and 1973. They originally broke up in 1975. In 2008, a potential reunion was announced by Rod Stewart, and the band even got together to give the old songs a go. But it never ended up happening with the gravel-voiced crooner.

The Hucknall-fronted band is currently getting their touring schedule lined up.