Whenever news gets slow, it seems Faces, Led Zeppelin, and many more classic rock band reunion rumors start taking over the internet. These days, however, the artists themselves aren’t doing much to quell the gossip—If anything, they’re fueling it.
“[Faces had] a reunion… in London without me because I’m promoting this album, and they’re got Paul Rodgers to sing — who is the lead singer of Bad Company, and Free, and of course with Queen,” Rod Stewart told CNN in response to Faces reunion rumors. “Hopefully, I’ll get me old job back. It’s on the cards. I’ll do it eventually.”
And if that wasn’t blatant enough, drummer Kenney Jones concurred after a recent Faces minus Stewart gig that “it’s just down to getting the schedules right for all of us to do it at the same time,” he said, “because everyone’s doing different things at different times.”
Zeppelin reunion talk is much more speculative, but a small quote from Robert Plant has done anything but dash the hopes of fans hoping to see Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and Plant reform for a one-off at next year’s Glastonbury Festival. “I’ve just been talking to Michael [Eavis],” Plant told BBC 6. “There’s [a] place for me there, but I have no idea who with.”
Plant could have ruled out the iconic rock band’s potential for a headlining set at the festival’s 40th anniversary, but instead we might get a vague quote from Page shortly, perhaps a non-denial from Jones (now of Them Crooked Vultures), and the reunion rumor mill will grind away nicely for a bit. Meanwhile, at least we’ve got that Creed reunion to help bide our time.