MEMORY LANE: IAN
MCLAGAN said he hopes to put together some kind of a live music tribute to RONNIE
LANE, his Faces/Small Faces bandmate whopassed away last week in
Trinidad, Colo. And he plans on doing it right here in Austin, where Lane
lived for several years and where McLagan resides.
``I'll put some kind of a gig together here.
It seems like very much the right thing to do,'' McLagan said.
Lane was already honored on ``Long Agos and
Worlds Apart: A Tribute to the Small Faces,'' featuring such fellow British
acts as PRIMAL SCREAM and the BUZZCOCKS. PAUL WELLER was working on another
tribute album withthe likes of OASIS to help defray Lane's medical expenses.
McLagan said the album probably will still happen as a memorial.
``He was a beautiful man,'' McLagan said.
``He was the glue behind (the Faces and the Small Faces). We used to say he
walked the Ronnie Lane Strut. He had this cool, funny
shuffle he did whenever he walked out on stage that just screamed, `I'm Ronnie
Lane.' I suppose he's strutting across heaven now.''