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"
The Stranglers promise 'a collection of classics' when they return to Nottingham's Rock City
"We are doing some festivals in the summer, but not masses as we are purposely setting aside time to record. And we have a few things in the pipeline which I can't talk about yet."
The Stranglers in concert from 1985
Something Better Change
Phil Kennedy talks with Stranglers bass guitarist and “hard man” of rock, JJ Burnel, talks about performing around the world, over 40 years on.
Baz: Come and see our ugly mugs!
"We don’t really want to do anything that’s cheesy or comes off as being a bit naff but it was obviously an important part of our career and should be marked in some way"
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.
Featured Artist: The Stranglers
Richard Latto brings you music with attitude that defines a zest for life and an alternative spirit.
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.
"No, I don’t. I learnt very early on not to do that."
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’ secret recordings as Celia and the Mutations, 1977
"Celia was a new face, but there were clues to the identity of her backing band"
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"
Baz Warne Interview
"‘Is this is what I want to do with my life? Have I got the time left to do it,? Will I fit in?’"
JJ Burnel on Broadcasting House with Paddy O’Connell.