Ron Wood revealed that the Rolling Stones have been busy prepping a 40th anniversary edition of their 1981 chart-topper, Tattoo You album. During a new chat with The Times, Wood — as is his custom — spilled the beans on both the Stones’ project as well as the Faces‘ first sessions since 1974.
Wood broke the news stating: “Me and Mick (Jagger) have done nine new tracks for the (40th anniversary) re-release of Tattoo You. And me, Rod (Stewart) and Kenney (Jones) have been recording some new Faces music.”
Tattoo You was released on August 24th, 1981 and spent a whopping nine weeks on top of the Billboard 200 albums chart.
- Coming on September 3rd is Ron Wood‘s Mr. Luck – A Tribute To Jimmy Reed: Live At The Royal Albert Hall. The live album — billed to the Ronnie Wood Band — features Wood’s longtime friend and the man he replaced in the Rolling Stones back in 1975 — guitarist Mick Taylor.
- The show was recorded back in 2013 at London’s Royal Albert Hall and marks the second in a trilogy of live sets from Wood, following 2019’s Mad Lad: A Live Tribute To Chuck Berry.
- The surviving Faces — Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, and Kenney Jones — reunited on September 5th, 2015. The concert at Surrey, England’s Hurtwood Park Polo Club benefited Prostate Cancer UK, and marked the first time in 22 years that Rod has taken to the stage to publicly front the Faces.
- Sadly, keyboardist Ian McLagan died in 2014, with bassist Ronnie Lane passing in 1997 at age 51 after suffering from multiple sclerosis for over two decades.
- The Faces’ seven-song set marked the first time all three members had played live together since their 1993 appearance at England’s Brit Awards. In recent years, the Faces have played a string of shows featuring Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall on lead vocals.
CHECK IT OUT: The Stones’ 1981 video for “Neighbours”: