"Plonk" Lane, founder member of the Faces, this week
announced his decision to quit the group.
returned from the band's seventh American tour, Lane Commented:
time to move on - I feel the need for a change." The NME
understands that Lane will be making a statement on his future
plans when he returns from a holiday in France about ten days'
departure will not affect the Faces' upcoming British and European
dates, which will go ahead as planned - this includes their concerts
at London Edmonton Sundown on June 1, 3, and 4. The group are
currently auditioning for a new bassist, and expect to be able
to announce Lane's replacement very shortly.
- In an
official statement, drummer Kenny Jones said: "Ronnie obviously
wants to do something of his own, and there is no reason why
we should stand in his way." Keyboards man Ian McLagan told
the NME: "The split was all very amicable, but it's for
everyone's good really."