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.”"
The Stranglers: “We’re just part of the British music institution”
"It’s ironic that a couple of years ago we did the Proms for the BBC with an orchestra, and twenty five years ago, the BBC would not touch this band with a barge pole, it’s strange how the establishment has come round."
Diane’s Kamikaze Fun Machine
Interview with Hugh Cornwell
‘The aim’s just to stay alive’: The Stranglers on 40 years of crazy antics, old age, and being a British institution
"With 76-year-old drummer Jet Black sticking up a middle finger to health conditions which threaten leaving him for dead at each gig on the tour, The Stranglers still have every bit of the punk spirit they’ve proudly carried for 40 years."
JJ Burnel & Baz Warne on BBC Radio Nottingham [starts 15 minutes in]
The Daily Echo talks to The Stranglers frontman and guitarist Baz Warne ahead of their gig at Portsmouth Guildhall
"“There is not so much abject violence in the crowd now... it can be very exciting. One of the strange things about days gone by is you would get more of the men having a punch up – now you have to watch out for the women grabbing your behind!”"