The Stranglers set for Larmer Tree stage
"All in all it’s been a fantastic 10 years with this line-up. Although we’re kicking on there are no plans to retire just yet."
'We've calmed down a bit' says Stranglers front man Baz Warne
"WHEN music mad teenager Baz Warne sneaked out of a mathematics lesson to buy The Stranglers album Black and White, it changed his life."
"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' 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."
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."
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!"
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."
The Stranglers talk about their West Country love
"That was a rather surreal situation as we are both playing this rather heavy music in a tranquil and peaceful environment."
The Stranglers guitarist Baz Warne on the departure of Jet Black and looking to the next 40 years
"“I spoke to Jet half-an-hour ago, he gives us all his fond good wishes, but he would rather The Stranglers progress without him than not be at all. His leaving has been a gradual process – inspirationally he will always be a touchstone and totem for us. Whenever he can make an appearance he will.”"