Stereophonics Bassist Richard Jones Assaulted

Stereophonics bass player Richard Jones was attacked while leaving a Wales pub late July 4. According to Sandy Sawotka, the head of publicity for V2, the band's U.S. distributor, Jones suffered a cracked rib during the melee with an unidentified assailant, who reportedly had no idea who Jones was. The incident is not expected to affect the band's appearance at this weekend's T In The Park Festival in Scotland. Stereophonics recently won the Brit Award for Best New Artist and are currently working on a new album, due out in early 1999.