Here’s an oddly plausible scenario for you: After the Postal Service reunion runs its course, Ben Gibbard does an Audioslave thing with the non-Stipe members of R.E.M. This is a little too easy to picture, isn’t it? In any case, Gibbard recently gave us a glimpse of how it might look, when he joined Peter Buck and Mike Mills onstage at Buck’s Todos Santos Festival in Mexico last weekend. Together, they covered a few old R.E.M. joints, and we’ve got fan-shot footage of them playing Out Of Time’s “Near Wild Heaven” below.
Hey, that was pretty good! If they’re going to attempt that Audioslave thing, though, Gibbard better get to work practicing his Stipe dance.