Will Butler is the live wire of Arcade Fire. His big brother Win fronts the most lauded band of his generation, but Will is no shrinking violet str(...)

“People say to me, ‘Do you ever get nervous?’ and I say, ‘If an album bombs, I’ll make another one.’ I’ve made enough sh*t records – and great records – to know that you ride it out”

It’s towards the end of the interview that it happens. We’ve been discussing the rumours of a mooted collaboration between Noel Gallagher and Blur (...)

They’ve sold enough gig tickets to be deemed a “band of the people”, and the likes of Noel Gallagher and Morrissey have publicly extolled their vir(...)

Kodakid

Whatever you do, don’t confuse Kodakid with Kodaline; the only similarity the two bands share is a penchant for glossy, high-end production. You wo(...)

This big: James Hetfield

Metallica will open their headlining slot at the Glastonbury festival in two weeks’ time with a cover of Oasis’s Wonderwall. It’s a neat move, repl(...)

Gary Barlow:  makes One Direction look like Maoist revolutionaries

Thank God for Lily Allen. She was the first, and so far only, musician to call Gary Barlow out for plunging tens of millions into a tax avoidance sche(...)

In many ways Everyday Robots is the last word on the great Blur-vs-Oasis debate. Back when Damon Albarn was writing drivel such as Country House, i(...)

Maybe definitely not: Oasis in 1994

Two of the most hateful terms in the music industry are the “deluxe edition” of an album and the “re-mastered” version of an album. The former (...)

Noel and Liam Gallagher in 1996: providing the songtrack to the bacchanalia. Photograph: Reuters

This piece was supposed to be about the upcoming reunion of Oasis. On Wednesday, a note on Facebook alerted the world to an upcoming announceme(...)

Kate Moss receiving the award on behalf of David Bowie. Photograph:  Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

We’re all human. It is to be expected that our opinion on celebrities mouthing off about political and social issues is flavoured by our own st(...)