Punk survivors The Stranglers still hold all the cards
"“Cracks began appearing in the late Eighties,” JJ recalls. “Our main singer, Hugh, started to want to do fashion shoots in Cosmopolitan or have his own stylist or lawyer and that’s not good."
Interview: JJ Burnel (The Stranglers)
"Still going strong after a 40-year career The Stranglers’ bassist Jean-Jacques Burnel, is one one of the most intriguing individuals in music history - funny, charismatic and with endless outrageous stories to tell."
Interview: The Stranglers
"It might be something to do with me beating him up in 1977."
Neil McCormick's Needle Time
"He was the snarling bassist of the Stranglers, and a black belt in Karate, and now the uncompromising JJ Burnel brings a backstory laced with attitude to the Vintage TV studio."
@Isysuttie and @StranglersSite very own JJ Burnel in "The Best Night of Roxy's Life' directed by @cheekymunki .. pic.twitter.com/l2AC1QaeMg — Katie Mavroleon (@kmavroleon) December 5, 2013
Oh look it's JJ Burnel in @Isysuttie 's film… pic.twitter.com/yWqxV3nFys — Katie Mavroleon (@kmavroleon) December 2, 2013
The Stranglers speak before Weyfest
"Founding member JJ Burnel chats about new album, the secret of the band’s longevity and their upcoming 40th anniversary"
Steve Lamacq's Rock College
"JJ Burnel from The Stranglers is our Guest Lecturer"
Jean-Jacques Burnel on why the Stranglers are playing at the BBC Proms
"Isn’t it ironic that the iconic BBC, which people call the Establishment, can be more adventurous than any other broadcaster? They take risks and that’s pretty cool"
The Radio 2 Arts Show
"The Stranglers JJ Burnel chats about his upcoming 6Music Prom."
Steve Lamacq's Roundtable
"Ahead of the 6 Music Prom on Monday, JJ Burnel from The Stranglers joins Lammo has a Proms Roundtable special."
Punk gets fusty? The Stranglers bassist Jean-Jacques Burnel embraces monarchy and the Daily Telegraph
"He’s the snarling bassist in The Stranglers, punk’s most malevolent survivors, famed for beating up rival bands, fans and each other. But Jean-Jacques Burnel has revealed that he is now a Daily Telegraph-reading advocate for Britain’s constitutional monarchy."
The Stranglers’ Jean-Jacques Burnel: The Rolling Stones were fantastic, U2 are boring and smug
"For Jean-Jacques Burnel, his time with the Stranglers meant that “If gigs didn’t end in a riot, or we weren’t booed off stage, it wasn’t good”."
Bass Player - August 2013
"Jean-Jacques Burnel and the Stranglers have returned with Giants, an album that captures the band's signature blend of punk, new wave, and balls-to-the-wall rock & roll."
The Harlot's* Shuffle ....
"It famously features an entire track that is just a Triumph Bonneville motorbike revving up, and throbbing a bit. ACE."
Stranglers on The Met’s Punk exhibit: “Cringey, creepy.”
"A zeitgeist’s history means something to someone and in a hundred years time, it might just still mean something."