Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Suede still 'raw' over ex-guitarist

Suede rocker Brett Anderson admits he still finds his former bandmate Bernard Butler's departure from the group in 1994 ''quite raw and quite difficult.''
Great deals on musical instruments

Suede singer Brett Anderson still finds Bernard Butler's departure from the band "raw and quite difficult."

The guitarist left the 'Animal Nitrate' band in 1994 after a string of rows and frontman Brett says the memory is so painful he still avoids talking about it, for fear of opening "a huge can of worms".

When asked if he is now able to talk to Bernard about the band he said: "No, even now it's quite raw and quite difficult, so we sort of steer clear of it, to be honest. It would open a huge can of worms and I'm not sure either of us really want to go there with it."

The rocker says he would be "willing to talk" with Bernard if he expressed desire to do so but believes there is an unspoken understanding between them to not bring up the past because they both "fked up".

He continued: "If Bernard wanted to talk about it I'd be willing to talk about it, but I think both of us are like, 'well, that's in the past and we both fked up a bit,' and there was a tacit kind of understanding, you know, that we'd leave it."

Richard Oakes replaced Bernard as guitarist at the age of 17 and the band went on to record three more albums, 'Coming Up', 'Head Music' and 'A New Morning' before splitting in 2003.

Late last year they reformed and Richard said Bernard had joked about turning up to their reunion to throw peanuts at them.

He said to NME magazine: "He did say he say going to come down London's Royal Albert Hall and throw peanuts at us, but he didn't in the end."

Posted on 2 Jun 2011 08:30 to category : Music News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Featuring a whole host of professional grade components, Antelope Audio's Zen Studio is available now at an incredibly discounted price.

17 Nov 2016 09:53
thumbnail

Chief executive of UK Music expects difficulties in the near future for UK artists wishing to work in the USA

16 Nov 2016 13:09
thumbnail

Ticket touters have been routinely slammed by artists and promoters for quite some time. Now, the government are to host an evidence session in which ticket touters and secondary tickets websites will be investigated.

14 Nov 2016 10:46
thumbnail

Shure announce their 'Call for Legends- Live Contest' in which the company search high and low for the next living music legends.

7 Nov 2016 12:12
thumbnail

In August controversy was in the air as the Dirty Dancing stage show fired its live musicians in favour of a backing track. Now the Musicians' Union urge its members to join in the protest.

26 Oct 2016 15:38
thumbnail

In recent times, the theft of musical instruments and gear seems to be more prevalent than ever. With this GPS guitar pedal, users can track their stolen equipment simply by logging in online on their phone or tablet.

24 Oct 2016 17:11

Recent Music News

thumbnail

For those who want to emulate the massive tone of one of the contemporary music scene's biggest percussive heroes, the 'Spooky' signature drum is this winters must have addition to your kit

8 Dec 2016 16:58
thumbnail

Some formats of compressed MP3 have been linked with negatively effecting individuals emotional state due to their inherent tonal characteristics

8 Dec 2016 13:04
thumbnail

Once again Cubase continue to pave the path of innovation with Cubase Pro 9

7 Dec 2016 14:34
thumbnail

Changing colour from its previous grey to a sleek black, the Launch Control XL's appearance has been re imagined to keep it inline with its Launch key and Launchpad counterparts.

7 Dec 2016 09:23
thumbnail

Designed to simulate various classic amp tones, Supro's Tremolo Pedal introduces the new school to the old school

6 Dec 2016 11:16
thumbnail

A premium belt-drive turntable that features wireless streaming, the BT-500 has been designed to extract every musical detail of your record collection

5 Dec 2016 15:00