The Small Faces

Rod Stewart pays tribute to Ian McLagan: “I’ll miss you, mate”

Rod Stewart has paid tribute to Ian McLagan, who died yesterday [December 3]. In a statement sent to Uncut, Stewart said, "I'm absolutely devastated. Ian McLagan embodied the true spirit of the Faces. Last night I was at a charity do, Mick Hucknall was singing 'I'd Rather Go Blind', and Ron Wood texted to say Ian had passed. It was as if his spirit was in the room. I'll miss you, mate." Stewart is the latest musician to mourn the passing of McLagan.

Ultimate Music Guide: Small Faces & The Faces

“It was chaos, chaos, chaos!” Uncut’s latest Ultimate Music Guide tells the compelling story of The Small Faces and The Faces. Over 148 packed pages, we stitch together the tale of an extraordinary musical dynasty, with roistering interviews from the NME and Melody Maker archives and in-depth new reviews of all their records. Plus, there are extensive new pieces on Rod Stewart, Ronnie Lane, Steve Marriott and Humble Pie, and an introduction from Ian McLagan… “We did so many stupid things,” he says. The Small Faces and Faces Ultimate Music Guide – it’s all too beautiful!

March 2014

His many fans will no doubt wonder at the absence of anything by Wayne County from the list of Top 50 American punk albums we've compiled as part of this month's cover story on the Ramones. After all, Wayne – who by 1980 was Jayne County, following the necessary surgery – was with his band Queen Elizabeth part of the same Max's Kansas City, Mercer Arts Center and Club 82 scene that nurtured the early New York Dolls.

July 2011

The astonishing story of the Mod legends and their ill-fated frontman, Steve Marriott: “There was something in his psyche,” says his Humble Pie bandmate Peter Frampton. “Some huge problem…”
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