My King's Road: Hugh Cornwell
"Do you Tweet? No, when I do I sound like a canary"
Hugh Cornwell plays the Brighton Bar
"There’s no way I’ll ever be back with that band. We ran our course and if you want to see the Stranglers play the songs I sang with them, go ahead."
Hugh Cornwell interview by Peter Gordon for Eagle Radio, podcast available for download from Eagle Radio
"The thing is that English musicians need to have a work permit. IF I bring them over here it would cost me fifteen thousand dollars before I even got off the plane."
Interview: The Stranglers
"During those days, most of the students didn’t question those movements, and I did…we said at the time we didn’t want to be associated with that. So Michael Eavis held that against us for all those years. We would have headlined"
Interview: JJ Burnel (The Stranglers)
"When the Soviet Union collapsed, and they released lots of information, which had been hitherto kept secret, it transpired that all the unilateralist peace movements in the west had been financed by Moscow. And I instinctively knew it. Michael Eavis held that against us for a while, until last year."
The ultimate Stranglers interview- JJ Burnel opens up
"They were the nastiest, funniest, darkest, moodiest, weirdest, glowering bunch of outsider pop stars ever and easily the sleaziest, most dangerous, most off the wall band in the whole punk rock canyon"
INTERVIEW: HUGH CORNWELL (THE STRANGLERS)
"A lot of the songs from Rattus started out as a three piece, so that’s why the early songs really lend themselves to going back to a trio set up"
INTERVIEW: The Stranglers
"I borrowed £100 of a mate because I was on the dole at the time. Took my old guitar down to London on the train and got the gig on the spot. Ten days later I was in Kosovo in a whirlwind of war and playing with one of my all time favourite bands, it was fabulous."
INTERVIEW // The Stranglers
"I think the music industry sucks. I’ve just been playing live for that amount of time. Doesn’t make a difference to me, it’s full of accountants and arse holes, people who don’t care about music."
The Stranglers prepare for Weyfest
"I’m from the industrial north so I like things like steam trains."
My life in ten questions...The Stranglers’ Jean-Jacques Burnel
"Never marry a French girl. Especially one from the South of France - someone should have warned me!"
Baz Warne - Stranglers
"Yeah, they come from England, it's generally known as the 'Wonky bus' because everybody drinks and gets wonky."
The Stranglers' Last Day On Earth
"What would your final words be? 'Shit, miscalculated that bend!'"
JJ Burnell from The Stranglers talks to Alan Thompson about their new record Suite XVI. Tracks played – Retro Rockets and Toiler on the Sea.
Hugh Cornwell Interview
"I have had to start off my own brand all over again and part of that brand is the Stranglers. That’s why I reclaimed 'Rattus Norvegicus' and will be playing it on the tour. I enjoy playing Stranglers songs."
Interview: Baz Warne of The Stranglers
"Jet Black is 71 this year and has had a few health problems in recent years which have led to him having to miss the odd gig."
Interview: Jean Jacques Burnel, bass guitarist and founder of the Stranglers
"Watching Glastonbury. Everyone – even Status Quo – has played Glastonbury, but us, because we're banned. Many years ago we were asked to play when it was a CND thing, and I knew from my studies that CND was financed by Moscow, so we said we don't want to be involved. They've held it against us ever since."