Jean-Jacques Burnel on why the Stranglers are playing at the BBC Proms
"Isn’t it ironic that the iconic BBC, which people call the Establishment, can be more adventurous than any other broadcaster? They take risks and that’s pretty cool"
Band Of The Week #14: Anna Meredith
"I’ve only just realised how little I’ve worried about the legacy of these iconic works I was arranging for, like ‘Golden Brown’"
The Radio 2 Arts Show
"The Stranglers JJ Burnel chats about his upcoming 6Music Prom."
Steve Lamacq 6 Music Prom
"Inviting The Stranglers to The Proms, I thought, would be as brilliant and perverse a choice in my head as it would be in theirs."
The Stranglers front man Baz Warne on Proms debut
"Look North's Jeff Brown talked to Warne about the band's preparations for the pomp and ceremony of one of Britain's most well known live music events."
Punk gets fusty? The Stranglers bassist Jean-Jacques Burnel embraces monarchy and the Daily Telegraph
"He’s the snarling bassist in The Stranglers, punk’s most malevolent survivors, famed for beating up rival bands, fans and each other. But Jean-Jacques Burnel has revealed that he is now a Daily Telegraph-reading advocate for Britain’s constitutional monarchy."
The Stranglers’ Jean-Jacques Burnel: The Rolling Stones were fantastic, U2 are boring and smug
"For Jean-Jacques Burnel, his time with the Stranglers meant that “If gigs didn’t end in a riot, or we weren’t booed off stage, it wasn’t good”."
Bass Player - August 2013
"Jean-Jacques Burnel and the Stranglers have returned with Giants, an album that captures the band's signature blend of punk, new wave, and balls-to-the-wall rock & roll."
Hugh Cornwell: Interview About That Controversial Video and New Album
"I’m an older version of the same person I was then."
Stranglers on The Met’s Punk exhibit: “Cringey, creepy.”
"A zeitgeist’s history means something to someone and in a hundred years time, it might just still mean something."
Stranglers still going strong
"Do you find that provocative?” asks Burnel, 61, refusing to elaborate on the idea behind it: “I really don’t want to tell you because I don’t want to spoonfeed you so it will remain an enigma."