Hugh Cornwell will electrify the Dubai Opera tomorrow night
"It is in trouble I would say, and there are a number of reasons for that,” he says. “The popularity of techno and hip-hop music today is part of that trend because both of these genres don’t have a focus on melody. And then you factor in all these talent shows and I do fear for the craft of songwriting."
The Stranglers at Belgrade Beer Festival
"I think it’s important to understand the political situation in every country that we play, otherwise we would be living in a vacuum in which we can’t experience anything or hear the opinions of ordinary people"
Legendary punks The Stranglers say Cornwall has bitten the hand that feeds over Brexit
"We’re living during a time which is seeing the retreat of democracy. We’ve got hard men coming in now, like Putin and Trump."
The Stranglers talk ahead of Lunar Festival
"I've read that! What does it mean..? I don't know! I've posed the same question - 'what the **** do you mean by that?'"
"En 1977, j'ai rencontré Marc Bolan du groupe T.Rex à Londres et il m'avait dit que la pire chose qu'il n'avait jamais faite de sa vie fut d'aller à Los Angeles pour y travailler trois ans."
Hugh Cornwell defends songs about Mussolini and Mugabe on new album
"The Stranglers’ former chief songwriter has announced Monster will be out in October."
JJ Burnel from The Stranglers talks about the bands upcoming visit to Cornwall.
Baz Warne - All Cannings
"Some of the huge festivals such as Glastonbury can be a bit like a prison camp once you are inside. I am looking forward to a nice, easy atmosphere in All Cannings"
The Stranglers talk ahead of Birmingham show
"The Americans want you to queue up for the American embassy and be interrogated about why we want to go there. You can’t make a joke. So we don’t accept the offers."
THE STRANGLERS | MUSIC INTERVIEW
"To be honest with you, nobody has asked me this question before but I think looking back on it, what I wanted to try and do was impose a little bit more of my personal preference, which was the more hard-hitting earlier Stranglers records."
Stranglers spell it out for SupaJam
"Dave Greenfield is a wonderful person to work with too, the guitar and keyboards are the melodic side of the band, and when a recording sounds fantastic we all still bounce around the studio like 18 year olds"