"I have had to start off my own brand all over again and part of that brand is the Stranglers. That’s why I reclaimed 'Rattus Norvegicus' and will be playing it on the tour. I enjoy playing Stranglers songs."
"Watching Glastonbury. Everyone – even Status Quo – has played Glastonbury, but us, because we're banned. Many years ago we were asked to play when it was a CND thing, and I knew from my studies that CND was financed by Moscow, so we said we don't want to be involved. They've held it against us ever since."
"In his 2004 autobiography ‘A Multitude of Sins’, Hugh Cornwell says in its opening chapter that the two questions he gets asked the most are ‘Why did you leave the Stranglers ?’ and ‘When are you going to get back with the group ?’"