From riots to royals - Jean-Jacques Burnel on 40 years with The Stranglers
"THERE once was a time when writers would live in fear of talking to Jean-Jacques 'JJ' Burnel – and with good reason."
Bad Vibrations (trailer)
Robin Williams’ friendship with the Stranglers
"When Robin Williams died in August, one of the most unexpected eulogies came from JJ Burnel, the bassist and singer in the Stranglers, who says that he and Williams struck up a friendship in the early 80s."
Low pay and no pay unite writers, actors and musicians in Parliament
"Kerry McCarthy MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group, whose member unions include the Writers’ Guild, Equity and the Musicians’ Union, also drew attention to the increasing practice of asking musicians, actors and writers to work for free."
Genetix The Stranglers cover ukulele
Hugh Cornwell Interview
"I’m half way through the next book and have done an album of quite obscure cover versions which is nearly finished. I’ve also just finished a version of MacArthur Park with John Cooper Clarke which he actually sings on and does so brilliantly."
Hugh and no taboo!
"I still think his Stranglers days will continue to dominate though as he has a live CD playing the full No More Heroes album but only available at his solo gigs and of course he encored the evening with Hazel O’Connor to reprise Hanging Around."
"The thumping Stuck in Daily Mail Land blended Campbell’s driving bass with amazing percussion from Chris Bell. Cornwell’s voice smooth but always able to go up a notch, he commented on the undeniably subdued audience, before hammering into Dagenham Dave."
Hanging Around, Hazel O'Connor with Hugh Cornwell
Cornwall's still hangin' around – to our delight
"By his own admission, punk legend and former Bristol University student Hugh Cornwell was never cut out to be a biochemist."