Credit: Mark BeaumontRonnie Wood is still hoping to organize a reunion tour featuring the surviving Faces members, but he says there’s one big road block to overcome — singer Rod Stewart‘s management.

The Telegraph reports that during a London Q&A event this week promoting his upcoming book, How Can It Be? A Rock and Roll Diary, Wood explained, “[They] make everything about money and we’re trying not to do that. Why can’t the three surviving guys from the Faces just get together and play for people?”

In front of a cheering audience, Wood added, “That’s what we want to try and do. I think that would be brilliant.”

Although founding Faces keyboardist Ian McLagan died this past October, Wood said that he, Stewart and drummer Kenney Jones still are interested in a reunion trek, particularly after they got together in January to perform at Rod’s 70th birthday party.

Jones, meanwhile, said in a March interview with the Austin Chronicle that the surviving Faces would reunite in honor of McLagan sometime this year, noting “It’s more important now than ever.”

At the aforementioned London event, Wood also reminisced about his early days playing guitar with the U.K. band The Birds, a period he documented in a 1965 journal that serves as the centerpiece of his forthcoming book.

He pointed out that the members of his group shared a camaraderie he feels is lacking in many of today’s bands.

“We had the gig wagon and rehearsing in a mate’s garage, treading the boards and doing the circuit,” he recalled. “But I don’t know if new bands get exposed to as much of [that] as we did.”

He also cited The Beatles as an example of a band whose bond and work ethic helped them develop into such a musical force. “[They] used to go over to Hamburg and play four sets a night, every night, and think nothing of it,” Wood noted, “and that’s how they ended up with their style so tweaked.”

How Can It Be? A Rock and Roll Diary can be pre-ordered now at, and will be published in the coming weeks. Only 1,965 copies of the book will be available, each one signed by Wood.

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