Stranglers singer in foul-mouthed tirade against fans

Hugh Cornwell, the former frontman of The Stranglers, 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 at the forefront of the punk movement in 1970s Britain, and spawned iconic tracks including 'Peaches' and 'No More Heroes'.

Cornwell cannot understand why people are desperate for the now defunct rockers to get back together, and insists no amount of money would make him consider a comeback.

He told Britain's The Word magazine: "Various people have tried to put it back together, but I couldn't be bothered. Creatively it's the last thing I would want to do. Move on.

"I've been offered loads of money to do it but I don't need that kind of money. It's in the make-up of human genome to look back and think of the nice things, through rose-tinted glasses, but you mustn't get fooled."

"What am I going to get out of it? What's in it for me to get on stage with the rest of The Stranglers? What do I get? A cheque? I need something else. What do I need a cheque for?

"Don't give me the: 'Oh, but the fans will get something out of it.' F**k the fans. They got 17 years out of us. What do they want, Blood?"

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