The Daily Echo talks to The Stranglers frontman and guitarist Baz Warne ahead of their gig at Portsmouth Guildhall
"“There is not so much abject violence in the crowd now... it can be very exciting. One of the strange things about days gone by is you would get more of the men having a punch up – now you have to watch out for the women grabbing your behind!”"
The interview: The Stranglers
"It’s not often a front-man is still regularly held up to scrutiny after 15 years with a band, but that’s how it goes with Baz Warne."
Baz Warne of The Stranglers looks forward to Newcastle gig
"“My guest list is canny long in Newcastle” he laughs."
Baz Warne looking forward to bringing Stranglers back up north
"It’s been three years since the last Stranglers LP, Giants, came out, and no follow-up is in prospect yet, but Warne is confident one will be on the way before too long."
Stranglers mark 41st year in music
"For the audition, I asked if I could go on last because I was the one travelling the biggest distance, and there was a nice little bit of friction between me and the band, just what we needed. "
The Stranglers march on tour
"Jet Black is actually two years younger than my dad so it’s like I’m performing with my dad every night on stage"
Interview: The Stranglers
"Well, first of all, on The Gospel according to Meninblack I think JJ Burnel would happily get down on his knees and kiss your feet for saying that. It’s his favourite album, very underrated."
An interview with The Stranglers
"I mean the album in 1998 was a real hotchpotch, there were arguments in the band and one of the guys took control of the album and made a real pig’s ear out of it."
Baz Warne of The Stranglers talks to NE:MM ahead of the band’s O2 Academy, Newcastle gig on 12th march 2015
"I mean if the 80s was a bit synthier and a bit poppier, we can do that, we can go to the growly stuff of the 70s and the new material that we’ve been writing and releasing over the last 10 to 15 years is rockier as well so…It does kick arse, it really does kick arse!"
Baz Warne THE STRANGLERS interview
"The irony wasn’t lost on us and we were really glad that we have been welcomed back by the BBC and the establishment."
Baz Warne, The Stranglers - Bristol interview
"We've laboured long and hard to pick a very mixed bag. There'll be some new stuff from the last three albums, there'll be some stuff that hasn't been played for 25 years, and there might even be a couple that have never been played before."
Stranglers Interview – Baz Warne talks to Louder Than War about their upcoming tour
"Winter may still be doing its worst, but there are five very special meninblack whose thoughts are already turning to early spring..."
INTERVIEW: BAZ WARNE (THE STRANGLERS)
"... it’s not as strange as it was, although i wouldn’t say strange would be the right word. ..."
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Info: Artist: Baz Warne Date: 21 Nov 2014 Venue: Inn On The Stroud City: East Kilbride Address: Stroud Road, East Kilbride, Glasgow, East Kilbride, UK Country: United Kingdom Add to Google Calendar | Download iCal
Stranglers frontman plays home town
"There won’t be any Jimmy Nail or Belinda Carlisle tracks in the set, and probably not Stranglers either. We’re starting rehearsals next week when we’ll choose the songs but it will probably more be like Glen Campbell and Neil Young, stuff we grew up with"
Info: Artist: Baz Warne Date: 21 Sep 2014 Venue: Sage Gateshead City: Gateshead Country: United Kingdom More information Notes: in aid of the North of England Children’s Cancer Research Fund (NECCR) and The Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity. All musicians taking … Continue reading
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