As one of the industry's most influential agents turns the big 5-0, IQ speaks to friends, colleagues and the man himself about his remarkable career so far
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The renowned booking agent and X-ray co-founder recorded a keynote interview with Michael Chugg for ESNS in January, released today exclusively for IQ
By IQ on 05 Oct 2021
Steve Strange’s last interview before his tragic passing has been released today, courtesy of Chugg Entertainment, X-ray and Eurosonic Noorderslag (ESNS).
The renowned booking agent and X-ray co-founder took part in a 45-minute keynote interview – pre-recorded remotely due to the pandemic – interviewed by veteran Australian promoter Michael Chugg in January this year.
According to the Chugg Entertainment founder who went on to co-manage Australian act Sheppard, he and Strange met in the 80s and became “best mates”.
During the interview, Chugg quizzes Strange on weathering the pandemic, reimagining businesses models, and how he came to represent Eminem, Coldplay and Queens of the Stone Age from the beginning of their careers.
Read more about Steve Strange’s remarkable life and career in this IQ feature, which marked his 50th birthday.
ESNS will return to Groningen between 19–22 January 2022. For more information, visit esns.nl.
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