Fans of the Faces have been given a boost as they dream of a reunion - Rod Stewart performed with former bandmates Kenney Jones and Ronnie Wood at his weekend (10-11Jan15) birthday party.

The British rocker was celebrating his 70th birthday at his home in Beverly Hills when he invited his former Faces pals to perform with him.

Sources tell Hello! magazine that Stewart was very much the star of his own bash, performing 1940s standards with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, but the highlight of the night, organised by Rod's wife Penny Lancaster, came when Jones and Wood hit the stage with the singer to perform a pair of songs as a tribute to keyboard player Ian MCLagan, who died last month (Dec14).

Jones has confirmed the big news in a post on his Facebook page, writing, "Great night and played with my mates Rod and Woody. Only two songs but it was fun."

Stewart, Jones and Wood have been attempting to regroup the Faces for years and prior to MCLagan's death a get together was beginning to look likely following a series of top secret rehearsals.