"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."
The Stranglers' Baz Warne on playing the album that got him into the band ahead of Rock City gig
"But if you are looking at an album of twelve songs from that era; of that time, then you are looking at an album of twelve songs where nine of them are absolute classics on there."
Stranglers in Black and White
"At Belladrum we were playing Peaches and Martha Reeves was right behind my bass stack dancing away and she turned to Baz our guitarist’s girlfriend and said ‘These guys really rock, do they have a CD?"
Baz will perform album which introduced him to The Stranglers
"As a teenager Baz Warne remembers getting the bus into Sunderland to buy his first Stranglers album - now he’s performing that same record at the helm of the iconic band."
Never meet your heroes
"Cheers, Hugh - that would have been fine. But no."
It's in Black and White - Stranglers are ready to rock
"When you look at it from a musical point of view, you see that it doesn’t make any sense!"
YOUR WEEKEND: Jean-Jacques Burnel from The Stranglers on touring Black And White
""You've put the idea in my head now," Jean-Jacques smiles. "We'll see. La Folie was meant to be a pop album. It started as pop and then went off somewhere odd – a bit like us, really.""
Interview with Baz Warne from The Stranglers playing in Bristol on 19 March 2016
"Yes, it really is. I’ve sat over countless years learning the songs that I’ve been asked to learn, thinking “Oh Lord, I’m not looking forward to doing this” and then “Oh, is that all it is; it’s so easy”. It’s just the way it’s all been thought through and recorded."
Life’s black and white for punk legends The Stranglers
"We had to turn down an American tour because it’s just too much"
An Interview With Influential Punk And New Wave Musician, HUGH CORNWELL On His Past Music With The Stranglers and Current Solo Work
"Mose Allison is one of the all time greats of modern music, and one day will be talked about in the same breath as Cole Porter and Jerome Kern. He’s one of my only inspirations who is still alive."