Ian (Mac) McLagan
Mac played with The Faces until 1975. Since then he has based himself in Texas and has worked with a number of artists including Bonnie Raitt, The Rolling Stones, and Bruce Springsteen. He released a solo album called Troublemaker which included Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Stanley Clarke. However, Mac's link with Steve Marriott did not finish with the Small Faces, he penned the track Growing Closer that appeared on Humble Pie's As Safe as Yesterday Is.
He toured with Rod Stewart in 1995-1996.
Mac is heavily involved in the Austin music scene and fronts the Bump Band. This was formed in 1994 and is currently playing live. Ian has written his autobiography called All the Rage. In October 1998, Ian McLagan launched his own Web page to help promote All the Rage and his new CD Best of British.
In the last few years, Mac has been a Bloke touring with Billy Bragg's latest line-up. He has also undertaken a number of Bump Band gigs around the UK. A new CD from Mac and the Bump Band called Rise & Shine was released in March 2004. This was supported with a US and European tour including dates in the UK and Ireland. Mac also put together a Faces 4-CD set.
A Bump Band live CD is now available. More recent releases have included Spiritual Boy with the Bump Band singing Ronnie Lane songs and the 2008 release Never Say Never.
In June 2014, United States was released, the first new Mac studio album for five years. The band supported the launch with a series of dates in the US, UK and Ireland.
Mac died following a stroke on 3 December 2014 in hospital in Austin, Texas. He had been due to start a tour with Nick Lowe.
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