BIG INTERVIEW Jean-Jacques Burnel of The Stranglers: 'I don't see The Stranglers as a cabaret or karaoke band'
"We turned a corner on that, and Baz [Warne, guitarist and vocalist] and I bounce off each other all the time, socially and professionally, the band is in a good place at the moment, and I think that’s relatively rare, there aren’t too many bands of our vintage still producing new music and not living in the past."
Gary Glitter, Golden Brown and Rock City's great vibe - a fascinating chat with JJ Burnel of The Stranglers
"Another highlight was the reviews that we got for the album Norfolk Coast fourteen years after (Hugh) Cornwell had left the band. It was at that time that I regained my confidence."
The Stranglers’ Jean-Jacques Burnel hopes not to end up in a police cell on this visit to Scotland
"It was scary and I remember the officers having a laugh at my expense when they gave me a cuppa the next morning."
Ken Bruce – JJ Burnel from The Stranglers picks the Tracks of My Years with songs from The Who and Aerosmith & Run DMC.
The Stranglers: All the things we did that were frowned upon in the past now seem like badges of honour
"We talk about one day The Stranglers will no longer be and it would have been 40 years over of our lives - and that's a weird concept, but you have to be realistic."
Ken Bruce – JJ Burnel from The Stranglers picks the Tracks of My Years with songs from Electric Light Orchestra and Martha Reeves & The Vandellas.
Stranglers get set for ‘party time’ tour
"We're playing a new piece this time. ... We're not flogging a new album, but we are working on something that we hope will be finished around September and released next year."
Ken Bruce – JJ Burnel from The Stranglers picks the Tracks of My Years with songs from Jimi Hendrix and The Kinks.
Ken Bruce – JJ Burnel from The Stranglers picks the Tracks of My Years with songs from Elvis Presley and The Equals.
Ken Bruce – JJ Burnel from The Stranglers picks the Tracks of My Years with songs from The Beach Boys and Kraftwerk.
Punk legends The Stranglers to perform in Cambridge
"“Everyone’s asking about this, thinking it’s the last Stranglers tour,” laughs JJ, “but there’s another definition of ‘definitive’, which is what defines you"
Killer instinct: Stranglers frontman Baz Warne on Irish dates
"By the time of the gig, people still didn't know that Paul had left the band: we stepped on the stage and by the third or fourth number people realised he wasn't turning up.