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Yep, it seems the frontman had some trouble with his bra...

STEREOPHONICS frontman KELLY JONES made a surprise appearance on RADIO 1’s CHRIS MOYLES show yesterday (June 7), to explain the illness which put paid to the band’s

planned USA tour last month.

Jones telephoned the show from Riverside Studios in London, where the Welsh band had been taping a performance of next single ‘Have A Nice Day’ for ‘Top Of The Pops’.

Jones said: “I had a bad chest because my bra was too tight. We had to cancel a couple of gigs but we’re doing the U2 tour around Europe soon, which is great.

“We wanted to do America with them too, but PJ Harvey has already got that.”

Jones also spoke about the newly published biography of the band ‘Just Enough Evidence to Print’, saying: “I think it’s too early to write a biography about us.”

Last week, Jones had helped to launch the book in London. As reported on NME.COM, he put in an appearance at the publishers’ party, where he said he felt the book was a true and documentary-like portrayal of the band’s rise. He did add, though, that some of the wilder stories had been toned down.

When asked to reveal one of them he replied with a simple “no comment”.

Jones ended the interview with a plug for the

Stereophonics‘ Cardiff Millennium Stadium gig on July 21 – and he said he would perform an acoustic set for Radio 1 next week, saying: “When do you want me? I’ll come in next week if you want. Tuesday?” The DJ told him to bring “the Animal” – a reference to drummer Stuart Cable’s Muppet-like hairstyle – to which Jones replied: “We let him out of his cage every Tuesday, so that will be alright.”

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