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The Stranglers Drummer Refuses To Retire Due To Ill Health

23rd April 2014

The Stranglers drummer Jet Black has vowed to continue performing despite ongoing health woes because he loves the thrill of playing with the band.The percussionist has spent years struggling with a heart condition, as well...

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The Stranglers Feared Occult Threats During Album Recording

13th March 2014

British punk stars The Stranglers feared they were targeted by a sinister secret organisation as they worked on an alien-themed album while experimenting with drugs.The Golden Brown hitmakers' fifth record, The Gospel According to The...

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Jean-jacques Burnel Takes Aim At Sting

27th February 2014

The Stranglers rocker Jean-Jacques Burnel has taken a swipe at Sting and his bandmates in The Police, accusing them of only reuniting for money.The Message in a Bottle hitmakers split acrimoniously in the mid-1980s and...

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Jean-jacques Burnel Caught In Floods Horror

27th February 2014

The Stranglers rocker Jean-Jacques Burnel has told of his horror after several of his neighbours were killed when severe flooding hit the South of France.The bassist lives in the region and he was stunned when...

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The Things They Say: 4086031

26th February 2014

"Hugh (Cornwell) has become a very bitter bloke. I suspect he thought - as I did - that when he left, The Stranglers would implode. But we're playing bigger venues, and he's playing pubs. If...

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Paul Sir Paul Mccartney Keen To Join Biggest Band Stunt

10th June 2013

Sir Paul Mccartney and Hugh Cornwell are set to join 2,000 other musicians in a bid to create the U.K.'s biggest ever band.The Beatles' legend's former publicity chief Geoff Baker wants to attempt a record-breaking...

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The Stranglers Axe U.s. Show Over Visa Issues

30th May 2013

British punk veterans The Stranglers have called off a gig in Detroit, Michigan after visa issues prevented them from entering the U.S.The band is currently in Canada but was due to cross the border to...

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The Stranglers And Fazer To Perform At Bbc Proms

19th April 2013

British classical concert event The Bbc Proms will feature rap and punk stars for the first time in its 118 year history.The annual eight-week concert season, founded in 1895, celebrates the best of international classical...

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The Stranglers Working On Ballet Production

1st April 2013

British punk veterans The Stranglers are working on a ballet based on their 1981 album The Gospel According To The Meninblack.The rockers are using their music as the basis for the unusual production, which is...

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Hugh Cornwell: 'Biochemistry Lessons Enhanced My Drug Use'

13th August 2012

Former The Stranglers star Hugh Cornwell has credited his biochemistry studies with boosting his drug highs during his wild days.The Golden Brown singer picked up a BSc honours degree from England's Bristol University in the...

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Bob Dylan To Headline Hop Farm Festival

27th March 2012

Bob Dylan, Suede and Peter Gabriel will headline this year's Hop Farm festival. 'Blowin' in the Wind' folk legend Bob will be making his only UK appearance of the year at the event, while Suede...

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Sex Pistols Sign Record Deal To Re-release 'Never Mind The B*llocks'

27th February 2012

Sex Pistols have signed a deal with Universal to release an expanded and repackaged version of 'Never Mind The B*llocks;' punk of course has now sold out many times since its initial youthful burst onto...

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Stone Roses And Killers To Headline V

26th February 2012

Stone Roses and The Killers are to headline this year's Virgin Media V Festival.The reformed Manchester band and the 'Somebody Told Me' hitmakers will top the bill at the annual event, which takes place in...

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Fascinating Fact 11962

21st August 2011

Former The Stranglers frontman Hugh Cornwell can add novelist to his resume - he's written his first book about a paranoid artist who is convinced an art dealer is plotting to kill him.

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The Stranglers Put Cowell Off Rock Music

18th December 2009

SIMON COWELL was put off rock music for life after seeing THE STRANGLERS perform when he was a teenager - because he was disgusted when the bandmembers "spat" at the audience.The music mogul made his...

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Cornwell Fumes At Download Lawsuits

9th January 2009

Former THE STRANGLERS frontman HUGH CORNWELL is still an angry punk at heart - he is waging war on mega-rich record bosses who target illegal downloading. The Golden Brown singer has stood up for music...

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The Things They Say 8497

5th June 2008

"I don't listen to music." THE STRANGLERS former frontman HUGH CORNWELL makes a bizarre claim....

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Cornwell: 'The Stranglers Will Never Reunite'

16th May 2008

Former THE STRANGLERS frontman HUGH CORNWELL has hit out at punk fans who hope the legendary band will reunite - telling them to "move on". The band, which split in 1990 after 17 years, was...

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The Things They Say 5745

2nd October 2007

"His situation reminds me a bit of (OSAMA) BIN LADEN. He had no idea the 9/11 attacks were going to be successful. He woke up the next day and thought, 'Now what do I do?'"...

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Fight Turned Press Against The Stranglers

17th October 2006

THE STRANGLERS rocker JEAN-JACQUES BURNEL blames a fight he had with THE CLASH bassist PAUL SIMONON for almost wrecking his band's career in the mid-1970s. Bass player Burnel and Stranglers keyboardist DAVE GREENFIELD both became...

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The Things They Say 2783

31st August 2006

"A common misconception of me is that I'm violent. But in a truer life I would have been a professional karate teacher. Or a mafia hitman." THE STRANGLERS bassist JEAN-JACQUES BURNEL fears he missed his...

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Burnel's Alternative Philosophy

30th August 2006

THE STRANGLERS bassist JEAN-JACQUES BURNEL prefers to hit out at others before they have a chance to do the same to him. The GOLDEN BROWN rocker has twisted the age-old phrase, 'Do unto others as...

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The Things They Say 2777

30th August 2006

"Every 16 years we get a new lead singer. In 16 years, it might be me." THE STRANGLERS bassist JEAN-JACQUES BURNEL eyes the position of frontman.

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Stranglers Shun Reality Tv Show

2nd August 2006

THE STRANGLERS bassist JEAN-JACQUES BURNEL is being hounded by the producers of British reality TV show I'M A CELEBRITY... GET ME OUT OF HERE to appear on the hit series - but he is refusing...

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The Stranglers Get Fruity With Rowdy Crowds

1st August 2006

Punk rockers THE STRANGLERS had no qualms about beating back their raucous fans with whatever came to hand during their heady 1970s heyday - even if they had to use fruit and vegetables. Former frontman...

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