Welsh rockers Stereophonics have finally found a new drummer, over a year after firing original sticksman STUART CABLE.

The HANDBAGS AND GLADRAGS hitmakers sacked Cable in September 2003, claiming "commitment-wise there have been issues" during the making of their 2003 album YOU GOTTA GO THERE TO COME BACK.

Frontman Kelly Jones and bassist Richard Jones have replaced Cable with Argentine JAVIER WEYLER after spotting his musical talents at a jam session in his native Latin country.

Jones enthuses, "We were at this club, it was rockin', everyone having a good time, and then the owner invited us to this private house party where lots of musicians go there to play - three floors, each floor getting darker and a little seedier the higher up they got. That's where we met Javier."

The sixth Stereophonics album, LANGUAGE SEX VIOLENCE OTHER?, hits stores in March (05).

07/12/2004 21:12