Interview with Jean-Jacques Burnel
"Jean-Jacques Burnel has one of the toughest reputations in rock'n'roll."
Jean-Jacques Burnel: Burn Baby Burnel
"None other than Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, a man who knows what tricky bass playing is, once described JJ as the best bass player in the world."
‘The aim’s just to stay alive’: The Stranglers on 40 years of crazy antics, old age, and being a British institution
"With 76-year-old drummer Jet Black sticking up a middle finger to health conditions which threaten leaving him for dead at each gig on the tour, The Stranglers still have every bit of the punk spirit they’ve proudly carried for 40 years."
INTERVIEW: The Stranglers (Part Two)
"They did it with Concorde and now they doing it with chocolate as we speak."
JJ Burnel & Baz Warne on BBC Radio Nottingham [starts 15 minutes in]
Fighting talk from the hard man of rock JJ Burnel
"“Allo,” he barks on the end of the phone. “Que puis-je faire pour vous?” "
INTERVIEW: The Stranglers (Part One)
"Bassist JJ Burnel talks about surviving and confounding the music industry, issues of identity, the nature of existence, martial arts, empire/imperialism, the potency of protest, the European ideal and crucially the reinvigoration of the band."
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."