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The Faces to perform without Rod Stewart

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Electric guitar player Ronnie Wood is to join forces with Kenny Jones and Ian McLagan to perform as The Faces.

However, lead singer Rod Stewart will not be taking part in next month's gig at the Royal Albert Hall in London, so guest vocalists will perform in his place.

Bass guitar player Ronnie Lane, who died in 1997, will be replaced by former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman.

Of course, Wyman and Wood have played together before, as the guitarist became a full-time member of the Stones in the mid-1970s.

McLagan later went on to become a session musician, while Jones joined The Who after the death of drummer Keith Moon.

The gig will raise money for PRS for Music Members' Benevolent Fund, a charity which supports musicians experiencing financial problems.

Commenting on the upcoming event, Wood said: "This will be so special for us, staging a reunion for such a wonderful and prestigious event."

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Posted on 27 Sep 2009 10:00 to category : Band / Celebrity News

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