Rod Stewart Joins Axl Rose As Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame No-Show
Illness has forced Rod Stewart to scrap his planned Faces reunion at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Ohio on Saturday.
The singer was scheduled to hit the stage with former bandmates Ron Wood, Kenney Jones and Ian McLagan after the group was inducted to the museum alongside Beastie Boys, Guns N' Roses and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, among others.
But he has been unable to shake a nasty cold and his publicist has announced Stewart will be a no-show at the gala.
A statement from his rep reads, "Unfortunately Rod is battling the flu this week and regrettably he is unable to accept his induction in person in Cleveland."
Stewart adds, "I'm absolutely devastated, shattered that I'm going to miss my second induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - and this time alongside my mates."
His three bandmates will now take to the stage with former Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall, who joined the group in 2010 for a series of shows after Stewart declined to be part of a reunion.
A Hall of Fame spokesman says, "The Faces will play a short set after they are inducted with Simply Red's Mick Hucknall singing vocals. He's a friend of the band and has played with them before. We are thrilled that Mick dropped everything to hop on a plane to be here to play with Faces on Saturday night."
The Faces won't be the only band with a stand-in frontman on Saturday - earlier this week Axl Rose declined his induction as a member of Guns N' Roses and announced he would not be attending the event.
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