The Stranglers' JJ Burnel on Irish shows and the perils of punk nostalgia
"With The Stranglers kicking off their latest tour in Ireland next month, David Roy speaks to bassist Jean-Jacques Burnel about the punk survivors' ongoing resurgence and plans for a new album"
INTERVIEW! JJ Burnel on the Stranglers upcoming album/2019 tour and the band after Jet Black and much more
"Celebrating the elements, the Stranglers are in the middle of a three-pronged creative assault."
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."
JJ Burnel from The Stranglers talks about the bands upcoming visit to Cornwall.
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."
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."