KELLY JONES JOINS HIS MODFATHER FIGURE!

Kelly Jones plays guitar and sings during the Modfather's London show...

STEREOPHONICS vocalist KELLY JONES joined Paul Weller on stage at the 15th birthday party for LONDON BRIXTON ACADEMY last night (May 21).

Jones played guitar and sang vocals on an encore of Weller‘s ‘Woodcutter’s Son’ from the 1995 album ‘Stanley Road’. One eyewitness told nme.com: “He was sitting backstage all the way through the night, but nobody thought he was going to go on. It was quite unexpected really!”

It is unclear how long Jones and Weller have been friends, but their friendship can be traced back to last May, when Stereophonics performed at a Kosovo benefit concert at the London Kentish Town Forum at the personal invitation of Paul Weller‘s sister, Nicky.

Weller has been joined on stage by more than one celebrity on a marathon UK tour. At the Reading Rivermead centre on April 25 he was joined by ex-Oasis bassist Paul ‘Guigsy’ McGuigan, and less than two weeks later another ex-Oasis member, Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs was onstage, this time at the Manchester Apollo (May 6). However, neither of the ex-Oasis members actually played with Weller.

Kelly Jones is preparing to go into the studio with Stereophonics to commence work on a new album, which will be released in April 2001. New song titles include ‘Nice To Be Out’ and ‘Lying In The Sun’, a song the band debuted on their last UK tour. They also headline the Carling Weekend Festival at Leeds (26 August) and Reading (27 August).

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