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New single includes version of 'Something In The Way', five years on from Kurt's death..

STEREOPHONICS return with a new single on May 3 called ‘Pick A Part That’s New’, the third to be taken from ‘Performance And Cocktails’, and it’s backed with a cover of Nirvana‘s ‘Something In The Way’. Stereophonics join Ash in the club of bands who have covered Nirvana songs recently; they have just recorded ‘Blew’ as a B side.

The other part of the two CD format includes a cover of Bob Dylan‘s ‘Positively 4th Street’.

Speaking in this week’s NME, Kelly Jones launched a blistering attack on The Sex Pistols (“Come on, after five songs it was a bunch of fucking shit”) and The Manic Street Preachers (“I listened to ‘The Holy Bible’ once and I thought it was the most depressing record I’d ever heard in my life…Nicky takes all his lyrics from books because he never goes out and I take all mine from life because I never stay in.”).

He also defended their cover of AOR country rock millionaires The Eagles’ ‘The Last Resort’.

“It doesn’t matter who it was written by – no-one today will ever beat the words to that song,” he said.

Drummer Stuart Cable also claimed that Kelly Jones was the best lyricists in Britain today.

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