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RIP Stuart Cable
June 7, 2010 9:59 AM   Subscribe

Stuart Cable, founder and drummer of the British band Stereophonics, has died after a "marathon drinking session" at his home in south Wales.
posted by Threeway Handshake (23 comments total)

 
died after a "marathon drinking session"

Well, if you're gonna go...
posted by Afroblanco at 10:05 AM on June 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


Curse of Spinal Tap?
posted by chavenet at 10:07 AM on June 7, 2010


I know it's just an expression and all, but if you know your mate has struggled with alcohol, perhaps "going out for a pint" isn't the best way to celebrate his birthday. Geez.
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posted by Madamina at 10:10 AM on June 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


That sucks. I didn't like the Stereophonics but anytime someone dies this young and this tragically it blows.

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posted by josher71 at 10:22 AM on June 7, 2010


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posted by joe lisboa at 10:40 AM on June 7, 2010


Congrats, fella... you're a cliche.
posted by brand-gnu at 10:44 AM on June 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


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And only recently the Beebs has shown a doc on rock drummers featuring the untimely deaths of John Bonham and Keith Moon. So unfortunately Stuart's in good company.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 10:53 AM on June 7, 2010


Apparently the all-day drinking binge is a very bad idea after age 39 or so.
posted by availablelight at 10:53 AM on June 7, 2010


The Stereophonics are a local band for me. I'm not really a fan of their music, but I saw them play in Swansea in front of 50,000 people in 1999. They put on a good show.

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posted by afx237vi at 10:57 AM on June 7, 2010


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posted by gomichild at 11:10 AM on June 7, 2010


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posted by Smart Dalek at 11:48 AM on June 7, 2010



posted by ceri richard at 11:56 AM on June 7, 2010


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posted by sigmagalator at 11:58 AM on June 7, 2010


A friend said: "We've been told that he choked on his own vomit and that is what killed him. It is tragic but Stuart was a real party animal and loved the rock'n'roll lifestyle. It was how he would have wanted to go."

Well there's that I guess.

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posted by Sailormom at 12:02 PM on June 7, 2010


Well, I'm playing "Performance and Cocktails" in memory, for what it's worth.

(Note to self: If you ever make it big as part of a band, make sure you aren't the drummer.)
posted by caution live frogs at 12:09 PM on June 7, 2010


Houses of the Holy
Was a really bitchin' album
Bonzo kicks ass on it
And then he chokes on his vomit
The way a rock star's s'posed to die
The way a rock star's s'posed to die
The way a rock star's s'posed to die


--The Rugburns, "Me and Eddie Vedder"

yes, I know, not directly after Houses of the Holy

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posted by fairytale of los angeles at 12:15 PM on June 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


From having been sick from alcohol at various times in my past, I imagine dying that way is extremely unpleasant. Poor man.

Note to self: watch alcohol intake.

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posted by lupus_yonderboy at 12:35 PM on June 7, 2010


Oh man. Wasn't expecting that one.

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posted by mykescipark at 12:38 PM on June 7, 2010


His Wikipedia photo shows a man much older than 40. Wow. Hard livin'.
posted by Mayor Curley at 1:22 PM on June 7, 2010


I've woken up from benders with puke "sprays" drying on my bedsheets.

If you're gonna pass out drunk, sleep on your side or your stomach.

RIP
posted by Max Power at 4:09 PM on June 7, 2010


Ten years on and off the road (bass) and this was the story with practically every drummer. Was all I could do to avoid second-hand vomit.

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posted by hal9k at 5:10 PM on June 7, 2010


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posted by runincircles at 6:42 PM on June 7, 2010


Did he choke on someone else's vomit?
posted by fixedgear at 6:55 PM on June 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


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