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Faces to reform without Stewart

Ronnie Wood and Rod Stewart
Wood (left) said the evening would be a "wonderful and prestigious event"

Seventies band The Faces are to reform for a one-off charity show at London's Royal Albert Hall next month.

But frontman Rod Stewart will not take part, with a number of guest vocalists due to take his place.

Ronnie Wood will be joined by former Faces Kenny Jones and Ian McLagan, with former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman filling in for the late Ronnie Lane.

Other performers will include ex-Spice Girl Melanie C, Georgie Fame, Kiki Dee and Mick Hucknall of Simply Red.

'So special'

Proceeds from the event, to be held on 25 October, will aid the PRS (Performing Right Society) for Music Members' Benevolent Fund.

Lane's widow Katy is one of the many to receive assistance from the charity, which helps musicians, songwriters and their families in financial difficulties.

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

"Sadly Ronnie Lane can't be with us, but I'm sure he will be there in spirit, God bless him."

The Faces were formed in 1969 by members of the Small Faces after original front man Steve Marriott left to form Humble Pie.

The group enjoyed such hits as Stay With Me and Cindy Incidentally before disbanding in 1975.



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