Before Ron Wood was a member of The Rolling Stones and before Rod Stewart was a solo artist, the British duo were members of the Jeff Beck Group and then Faces, previously Small Faces. Keyboardist Ian McLagan was a member of Faces as well as Small Faces. On August 30, Wood and McLagan joined Stewart at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, CA for a rare "reunion," performing old chestnuts, including "Stay With Me," "Ooh La La," "I Know I'm Losing You," "I'd Rather Go Blind," "Every Picture Tells A Story," "Maggie May" and "You Wear It Well." Stewart described Wood "as my best mate and younger brother. Stewart is 59 and Wood is 57.
The last time Wood and Stewart performed together was in 1994 for Stewart's MTV "Unplugged."
Wood, who is an established artist,
attended a private reception at the 319 Gallery in Santa Monica on August 28 which featured his newest work, "Mick On Harmonica," plus new paintings, drawings and sculptures. Anthony Kiedis, Gina Gershon, Grace Slick, the Stray Cats' Slim Jim Phantom and heavyweight boxer Wladimir Klitchko were in attendance.
The night before he
joined Toots & The Maytals onstage at the Greek Theatre for three songs, including their classic "Pressure Drop." — Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen