Punk legends The Stranglers on 40 years of touring and old & new fans
"We've taken breaks and time to reflect, you have to, to think about writing and developing ideas because the travelling can be exhausting"
Phil Kennedy talks with Stranglers bass guitarist and “hard man” of rock, JJ Burnel, talks about performing around the world, over 40 years on.
Steve Lamacq asks The Stranglers’ JJ Burnel, rising hip hop star Loyle Carner and journalist Kate Hutchinson to review some new tunes. The musical mix includes Lana Del Ray, DJ Format, Bill Baird, Wire, The Vryll Society, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and Modern English.
Mike Sweeney talks to Jean-Jacques Burnel, songwriter and bassist of The Stranglers, about his 40 years in music.
JJ Burnel from The Stranglers chatting to Rob Underwood ahead of a concert in the county.
JJ Burnel on Radcliffe and Maconie, BBC 6 Music.
Interview Jean-Jacques Burnel
"There were loads of them being escorted out of the gig for trying to jump up onto the stage"
The Stranglers' Jean-Jacques Burnel talks ahead of Birmingham show - interview
"When we started in the 70s there weren’t bands that were 40 years old. Even The Stones, who we were slagging off, were only 15 years old. We thought they were ancient. So now we’ve entered unchartered territory really"
JJ Burnel on Broadcasting House with Paddy O’Connell.
Life in the Stranglers is never dull
"With (singer) Hugh Cornwell I tried to talk to him but he slammed the phone down on me. It is a shame. For me he was a very close friend and collaborator for 16 years and I’m not the kind of person who can write someone out of their life."