The Stranglers' Hugh Cornwell on his first guitar, hating rehearsals and his favourite Tele
"I almost ruined the neck of an earlier Tele I had by sawing through the strings with a hacksaw on stage at the Roundhouse during a number."
The Stranglers: The Return of the Meninblack
"I suspect it’s a combination of the last three albums having been very well received, a general re-assessment of the band, a reaction to X Factor, Pop idol etc from the more savvy teenagers and the fact that all the high jinx we were involved in back in the day, which detracted from our music, is possibly now seen as a badge of honour in these more sterile times."
'We've calmed down a bit' says Stranglers front man Baz Warne
"WHEN music mad teenager Baz Warne sneaked out of a mathematics lesson to buy The Stranglers album Black and White, it changed his life."
"All-in-all people are just very positive. Come 2017, I will have been in the band longer than Hugh Cornwell was anyway. People always want to see the originals and I completely accept that."