Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Stuart Cable surprised to reach 40

Stereophonics frontman Kelly Jones has paid tribute to his late former bandmate Stuart Cable, who was found dead at home yesterday (07.06.10).
Great deals on musical instruments

Stuart Cable never thought he would "make it" to 40.

The former Stereophonics drummer - who was found dead at his Welsh home yesterday (07.06.10) following a suspected drinking binge - told his former bandmate Kelly Jones just a few weeks ago that he was amazed to have reached the milestone age following years of drink and drug abuse.

Paying tribute to his childhood friend, singer Kelly said: "I sent him a text last week to say happy birthday and he replied, 'I never thought I'd make it to 40.'

"I texted him back and I said, 'You will live to be 100 mate.' I'm in total shock. I was going to see Stuart for a pint and wish him happy birthday as well."

Stuart was sacked from the band in 2003 amid concerns from Kelly and bassist Richard Jones over his heavy drinking and substance abuse.

However, the trio - who went to school together in Cwmaman, South Wales - had patched up their differences in recent years.

Kelly added: "We have been speaking to each other for the past five years. When people break up in bands no one really knows what it's all about. But between me and Stuart, all our disagreements were solved within one year. Stuart would be the first person to admit what happened when the band separated. There were no regrets."

Police are not treating the musician's death as suspicious, but a post-mortem examination is due to be carried out in the coming days.

One devastated unnamed friend said: We've been told that he choked on his own vomit and that is what killed him. It is so tragic.

"But Stuart was a real party animal and loved the rock 'n' roll lifestyle. It was how he would have wanted to go."

Posted on 8 Jun 2010 10:00 to category : Music News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Research from the National Association for Music Education has recently highlighted the most fundamental aspects of an effective practice routine and how to be a better musician

30 Dec 2016 15:56
thumbnail

MusicRadar recently spoke to iZotope to get their opinion on intelligent mixers and how they are impacting the contemporary producer.

29 Dec 2016 13:11
thumbnail

The grandfather of virtual reality Jaron Lanier relays a time when the first explorations into virtual reality were concerned with how to create a real air guitar.

28 Dec 2016 16:46
thumbnail

In the wake of an increasing trend for musicians having to work for free or for less than they're entitled to, the Musicians Union show their support.

22 Dec 2016 12:01
thumbnail

Some formats of compressed MP3 have been linked with negatively effecting individuals emotional state due to their inherent tonal characteristics

8 Dec 2016 13:04
thumbnail

Featuring a whole host of professional grade components, Antelope Audio's Zen Studio is available now at an incredibly discounted price.

17 Nov 2016 09:53

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Sabian's NAMM releases have been specifically designed to spice up your drum kits overall sound and give you a definitive and varied spectrum of tone

20 Jan 2017 15:41
thumbnail

With various different entries, Ibanez unleash a spectacular array of signature models to their NAMM 2017 line up

20 Jan 2017 14:40
thumbnail

With extensive research conducted into how to make a kit that truly caters to the player and their specific needs, Pearl hit a home run with these one of a kind custom kits

20 Jan 2017 12:52
thumbnail

A revamp of one of Ludwig's most popular snares, the Ludwig Black Beauty 14x8 projects classic tone and looks as good as the original

20 Jan 2017 11:47
thumbnail

Mackie's Big Knob Studio Interface continues the legacy of its predecessors, championing various new features and exciting tech to reiterate its triumphant return.

20 Jan 2017 11:14
thumbnail

Line 6's first ever artist designed guitar, the Shuriken personifies the aggressive and technical playing styles of metal enthusiasts around the world.

20 Jan 2017 10:28