Flea, Rod Stewart deny Faces reunion
22nd Jan 2009 | 20:19
Chili Peppers' manager talks to MusicRadar
Yesterday, published reports were swirling that Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood were full-speed ahead with a reunion of The Faces - and that they had recruited Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea to join the band for an album an tour.
Not so, it seems - and this comes from Flea himself. "I don't know anything about a Faces tour or album," the bassist said today.
This flies in the face of a message on the Red Hot Chili Peppers' website stating that Flea was, in fact, joining the band after a series of successful rehearsals.
Chili Peppers' manager: "It's simply not true"
"Flea doesn't know where these stories are coming from. I can't tell you for a fact that, as far as him joining The Faces, it's simply not true" Gayle Fine, Red Hot Chili Peppers manager
MusicRadar spoke exclusively with Gayle Fine of Q Prime Management. Fine, who manages the Chili Peppers, had spoken with the bassist several times during the day. "Flea doesn't know where these stories are coming from," Fine said. "But I can't tell you for a fact that, as far as him joining The Faces, it's simply not true."
When asked about the message on the Chili Peppers' website, Fine sighed and said, "That was taken from a story from Rolling Stone, and frankly, I don't know how that got up there. When you have a band this big, people get very enthusiastic. I'm going to have that taken down, of course."
Rod Stewart also denies reunion
Now that we've cleared up Flea's non-involvement with The Faces, the situation betweenold mates Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood remains murky. Published reports last year confirmed that the two had agreed to reform the band.
Today, however, a spokesman for Stewart told Billboard that the singer claims "there are no plans for a Faces reunion next year."
No comment as of yet from Ronnie Wood, who seemed hellbent on breaking this non-story at a party two days ago. Perhaps he should stay home more.