Stranglers’ Jet Black writes book about the Nice Riot

Few drummers have earned the word institution but no-one is going to argue with the Stranglers jet Black.

The indestructible drummer who is for man, the core of the band, is one of the great rock drummers. His imaginative, original, innovative style which combined a hard hitting edge with a jazz touch has written a book, Seven Days In Nice, about a particularly turbulent period in a band who did turbulence for breakfast.

The Nice riot which resulted in a trashed venue, a few nights in jail and the potential of long sentences was a the week when the band’s fuck them attitude nearly finished them off for good. it’s a great tale
and it’s available from the Stranglers’ store

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


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