By: Gary Graff
Rod Stewart is not one to revel in the past, but he has an idea for a special tour, or at least concert, that would dig deep into his heritage.
Stewart tells us he's recently had a "brainwave" about a joint reunion tour of the original Jeff Beck Group and the Faces -- bands he fronted and that also featured Ronnie Wood, on guitar in the former and bass in the latter.
"We'd do half the show with the Faces, half with Jeff Beck. That would be tremendous," Stewart says.
The stumbling point: "Whether Jeff Beck wants to do it or not. There are two chances -- slim and none. When Jeff’s angry at you, he stays angry for a long time. I sent him a Christmas card, or emailed him a Christmas card the year before last and never heard anything back. There's more chances of the Faces doing something."
Stewart has actually missed recent Faces reunion shows, so Wood, keyboardist Ian McLagan and drummer Kenney Jones have been using Simply Red's Mick Hucknall in his stead.
Stewart has left the door open, pending Wood's commitments to the Rolling Stones.
Stewart released a new album, "Time," earlier this year and heads out on a European tour on September 12, returning for a North American run with Steve Winwood that begins October 17 in North Carolina.
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