It's looking like 2015 might finally bring the Faces back in full force.
Group members Ron Wood, Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones have played a few shows since September of 2009, but never with frontman Rod Stewart -- who also had to miss the group's 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction due to illness. Now, McLagan tells us, it "looks very promising" that the group will play together next year, with Stewart fully on board:
"Rod is apparently keen, and I'm as keen as ever. My door's always been open to that. It looks like next year will be the charm. I think this time he really means it. I'm smiling. I'm hoping. I hope that's true. (Stewart) talks very positively, and I'm happy to hear it."
Jones also tells us he's cautiously optimistic that the reunion will come to pass:
"It would be lovely to do. We've been talking about it long enough. Unless you start talking about it a year ahead of something, you've got to do something...The Faces never finished on a good note, so it would be nice to finish on a good note. That would be that."
The various Faces are hardly idle until the proposed reunion, however: Wood will be on the road with the Rolling Stones in Europe this summer; McLagan releases a new solo album, "United States," June 17; Jones, who's battling prostate cancer, will perform with former Who mates Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey at a benefit concert next month in England; and Stewart is finishing up his latest residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and has tour dates booked until the end of the year.