Wood and I discuss his latest album, I Feel Like Playing, at the New
York Palace Hotel on September 23, 2010. Photo by Joe Coffey
You announced in May there would be
a Faces reunion tour.
Yeah, we did that with [Simply Red singer]
Mick Hucknall. He sang like Rod [Stewart]
did in the ’70s—he was incredible. We only
did three shows, because Mick’s out with
Simply Red, putting that band to bed now.
But there was also something about
a tour next year, right?
Yeah, probably in January we will come
And will that also be with . . .
That will be with Mick Hucknall. But I’m having
dinner with Rod Stewart next week. The whole
thing has his blessing, and he likes the way
that Mick is very respectful of his singing—and
the other way around. If it weren’t for Rod’s
red tape and his management, we’d have him
doing it. But Rod also self-admits that he can’t
sing in those keys anymore, like in the early
’70s. Mick Hucknall can, but even after the three
shows, Mick went, “My god, I don’t know how
Rod kept this up for all those years. My voice is
in shreds!” Because we did them all in the original
keys. “Too Bad” and “Miss Judy’s Farm”
and “Pool Hall Richard” and “Stay with Me.”
Mick would say to me, “That’s so high to sing!”
You’re doing quite a bit of publicity for
your new album, I Feel Like Playing . . .
And the President of the United States calls!
And they will be here any minute.
That’s gonna be fun!
You’re just hobnobbing with so many . . .
well, I guess that’s your life, right?
Oh, man. There you go—there you go, kids:
You can end up in the president’s company
if you want! [Laughs.