THEN: Butler became one of his generation's guitar idols as a member of Suede but left the group in 1994 due to tensions with frontman Brett Anderson just as Britpop was becoming a "thing."
NOW: Butler's improvisational group Trans released a self-titled EP in 2013. He has kept up a steady stream of collaborations and production work in recent years, including involvement with Kate Nash, Duffy, Frankie & The Heartstrings, Teleman, Black Kids, Paloma Faith, Fyfe Dangerfield of Guillemots, and Ben Watt. He has not participated in Suede's reunion shows.
Britpop luminaries such as Damon Albarn, Noel and Liam Gallagher, and Jarvis Cocker have been in the public eye a lot in recent years, either for reuniting their classic bands or pursuing new projects or both. But what about all the Britpop stars who aren’t consistently making headlines anymore in the States? What have those… More »
Oasis is over (again), we paid our respects in a dignified manner, that brings us to the next chapter in the Brothers Gallagher. Last night at the Royal Albert Hall the spotlight was on Noel alone, though I’m sure he allowed a little to shine on former Oasis guitarist Gem Archer and the 50-plus Crouch… More »