Stereophonics’ front-man Kelly Jones has opened up about the band’s late drummer, Stuart Cable. Their new song ‘Before Anyone Knew Our Name’ is in honour of Cable.
Cable played with the band between the years of 1992 and 2003. He died on the 7th of June, 2010 at the age of 40 after heavy drinking. Aswell as being a member of the Stereophonics, Cable also had a weekly rock show on BBC Radio Wales and previously had a TV chat show.
The band have now paid tribute to the drummer and broadcaster, looking back on his life in new song ‘Before Anyone Knew Our Name’, taken from upcoming album ‘Scream Above The Sounds‘.
Jones has spent years coming to terms with Cable’s death, and worried that the subject would have been ‘too personal’ to put on the new record.
But after being inspired, he said “it was obviously meant to come out in some way or other”.
He added: “It was an experience for me, I guess – I was very vulnerable. It was very personal and I wasn’t very keen about putting it on the record because it’s probably too personal. The boys heard it, the managers heard it, the booking agents heard it; they all knew Stuart and they all felt it should be part of the record.”
Check out the song here:
Stereophonics release their new album ‘Scream Above The Sounds’ This Friday, October 27th.
Stereophonics play the 3Arena on the 16th of March 2018.
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