Billy Sloan speaks with John Cooper Clark & Hugh Cornwell about their latest collaboration
Hugh Cornwell in MOJO Magazine.
“The Arts Show this week celebrates ten years of Wicked the Musical with both witches flying by the studio. Dr John Cooper Clarke and Hugh Cornwell will be bringing Buried Treasures. The Times called him the next Pavarotti, one of the world’s greatest tenors, Joseph Calleja, who is starring in the Royal Opera House’s new production of Bellini’s Norma, stops by to say hello. Plus comedian and voice of Ned Flanders and him of Spinal Tap, Harry Shearer joins Jonathan on this week’s Arts Show.”
Hugh Cornwell and Dr John Cooper Clarke talk to Danny Baker about their new album “This Time It’s Personal”.
Former Stranglers singer speaks ahead of Always the Sun festival appearance
"I don’t want to become predictable. One of the reasons I left The Stranglers was because I didn’t want to become predictable."
The Stranglers set for Larmer Tree stage
"All in all it’s been a fantastic 10 years with this line-up. Although we’re kicking on there are no plans to retire just yet."
The Stranglers Talk Getting Out Of Punk, Getting Old & Gunslingers At Gigs
"The gunslinger syndrome at our shows is long gone, thankfully! We don’t have people coming along just to test their mettle."
Q & A: Jean Jacques Burnel from ‘The Stranglers’
"Definitely! We’re better, with more to say and more equipped to say it."
Interview with Jean Jacques Burnel from The Stranglers
"The Black and White Tour was easily the most successful tour we’ve done since back in the mid 80’s."
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."
Talking fans and plans: an interview with The Stranglers
"At the end of the day we’re just blokes. They think we’re not, but Jesus Christ I’ve just been for a pee. People don’t think that you go to the loo – how friggin’ stupid is that?"
The Stranglers - Men in Black and White
"We may do The Raven next year with some new material which we are working on. It’s an interesting album that one."