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U2 Raided Stranglers' Dressing Room In Badge Snub Revenge

Rockers U2 raided The Stranglers' dressing room at a gig and "cleaned it out" after the band's bassist Jean-Jacques Burnel refused to wear a promo badge.The Beautiful Day hitmakers supported the new wave pioneers during...

Pet Shop Boys Had Top Cover Version

Pet Shop Boys' 'Always On My Mind' has been named the best-ever cover version.The duo's 1987 version of the Elvis Presley 1972 hit single has topped a BBC Music Vote to be named the top...

The Stranglers Drummer Refuses To Retire Due To Ill Health

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...

The Stranglers Feared Occult Threats During Album Recording

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...

Jean-jacques Burnel Takes Aim At Sting

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...

Jean-jacques Burnel Caught In Floods Horror

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...

Paul Sir Paul Mccartney Keen To Join Biggest Band Stunt

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...

The Stranglers Axe U.s. Show Over Visa Issues

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...

The Stranglers And Fazer To Perform At Bbc Proms

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...

The Stranglers Working On Ballet Production

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...

Hugh Cornwell: 'Biochemistry Lessons Enhanced My Drug Use'

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...

Bob Dylan To Headline Hop Farm Festival

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...

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

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...

Stone Roses And Killers To Headline V

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...

The Stranglers Put Cowell Off Rock Music

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...

Cornwell Fumes At Download Lawsuits

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...

Cornwell: 'The Stranglers Will Never Reunite'

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...

Fight Turned Press Against The Stranglers

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...

Burnel's Alternative Philosophy

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...

Stranglers Shun Reality Tv Show

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...

The Stranglers Get Fruity With Rowdy Crowds

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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