Zildjian is sad to announce the untimely passing of Stuart Cable, former drummer and founding member of top UK band Stereophonics.
Stuart was found dead at his home in South Wales, UK in the early houses of yesterday morning, 7 June 2010, he was 40 years old.
He rose to fame as the larger-than-life drummer for Stereophonics, formed in the early 1990s, when he joined the Zildjian family of Artists. The band saw their debut album, Word Gets Around, hit Top 10 on the UK Charts, their second album Performance and Cocktails hit the #1 Spot and singles "The Bartender and The Thief," "Pick A Part That's New" and "Just Looking" saw the musicians catapulted into mainstream megastars, with their follow-up album Just Enough Education To Perform staying in the Top 100 Albums for two consecutive years the band became household names, headlining Stadium shows and supporting bands like The Rolling Stones and U2.
Stuart parted ways with the band in 2003, he was succeeded by fellow Zildjian Artist, Javier Weyler.
Stuart went on to forge a career in Radio and TV, he established himself as a media personality for BBC Wales and had his own radio show called "Cable Rock," he also had radio shows on Kerrang Radio, XFM South Wales and in 2005 he co-hosted the Kerrang Awards.
Last year he released his autobiography Demons and Cocktails - My Life with Stereophonics, a no-holds-barred story of his party loving ways and rock 'n roll lifestyle.
Stuart was due to play the UK Download Festival with his new band Killing For Company this weekend, coinciding with the release of their new album.
As a true showman, with a gigantic personality aside from a mighty fine sticksman, Stuart will be a much missed member of the drumming community.
Our sincere condolences to his family and friends.