I wrote a review of the new Ian McLagan album, Never Say Never, for Popdose:
I’m not much of a believer in band reunions — they seldom result in any output that actually improves the band’s legacy, and often have just the opposite effect. Still, I was thrilled recently when rumors of a Faces reunion were all over the Internet. First of all, the Faces were always one of my favorite bands; second, despite the presence of future superstars Rod Stewart and Ron Wood, they never really got the shot that they deserved. Of course, a lot of that was of their own mischievous making. In many ways the world has come to see the Faces as the perennial scrappy underdogs.CD Review: Ian McLagan & the Bump Band, “Never Say Never” | Popdose, Feb 2009
You should read the whole article.