Beck & Stewart Set For Album Reunion

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February 1, 2011 | 6:00pm EST

Rod Stewart and Jeff Beck are working on new album plans, marking the first time the duo has recorded new material together since the guitar great broke up the Jeff Beck Band on the eve of the Woodstock festival in 1969.
Stewart was hired as Beck’s frontman in 1967. After the band split two years later, the Maggie May singer joined The Faces before embarking on a successful solo career.

In recent years, the two old friends have been plotting a possible Jeff Beck Band reunion with Stewart’s Faces sidekick Ronnie Wood.

And now it looks as if a new Beck/Stewart album is on the cards.

Stewart tells, “Jeff and I had a lunch together just before Christmas. He’s going up to record some tracks with his band in February in San Francisco and (then he’ll) send them over to me, so we’re making progress.”

Stewart’s longtime manager Arnold Stiefel insists fans should be very excited about the prospect of the two great Brits working together: “They have some really clever things planned.”

Stewart famously turned down the chance to reunite with Wood and The Faces last year. Instead the 70s supergroup has asked former Simply Red star Mick Hucknall to front them.