It’s been a busy news day for Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood. Reprehensible British tabloid The Sun is reporting that Wood has fallen off the wagon and is dating 18-year-old Russian barmaid Ekaterina Ivanova. The newspaper claims they are living together at Wood’s home in Ireland, and that she is “absolutely besotted with Ronnie.”
Wood’s wife, Jo, denies the allegations, but does state that he is drinking “maybe two bottles of vodka a day.” Which begs the familiar question, albeit one usually aimed at Keith Richards: how is he still alive?
In better news, rumors are gathering pace that Wood may team up with Rod Stewart to record a new Faces album. Keyboard player Ian McLagan has fueled rumors by telling the BBC: “It would be great to record new tracks. I have a couple of songs that Rod might like. We’d have to see – I think that would be the way to go, though, not just to go out on tour. It’d be great to have an album." [NME]