Inside view: Cricket, the weather and music according to top performer Hugh Cornwell
"One of the reasons I left was because I didn’t have much in common with these people. We were just meeting up as though we were going into an office. I knew nothing about their lives."
The Stranglers talk about their West Country love
"That was a rather surreal situation as we are both playing this rather heavy music in a tranquil and peaceful environment."
The Stranglers guitarist Baz Warne on the departure of Jet Black and looking to the next 40 years
"“I spoke to Jet half-an-hour ago, he gives us all his fond good wishes, but he would rather The Stranglers progress without him than not be at all. His leaving has been a gradual process – inspirationally he will always be a touchstone and totem for us. Whenever he can make an appearance he will.”"
The Stranglers: “We’re just part of the British music institution”
"It’s ironic that a couple of years ago we did the Proms for the BBC with an orchestra, and twenty five years ago, the BBC would not touch this band with a barge pole, it’s strange how the establishment has come round."