Ben Gibbard

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.


(via Paste)

Hey, that was pretty good! If they’re going to attempt that Audioslave thing, though, Gibbard better get to work practicing his Stipe dance.

Comments (6)
  1. If Stipe can bust “Losing My Religion” with Chris Martin, then this should get a pass too.

  2. I always loved this one, between his voice and his Elvis jump suits Mike Mills is the dark horse of REM

  3. Let’s see some of the others! This is too easy for Gibbard, one of only a few REM songs where Stipe is not in the forefront.

  4. One of the best R.E.M. songs! Glad to see this getting some love.

  5. Aw, he even did the Katie Pierson “ba-ba-ba-ba baaa-baaaaah”‘s too (well, at the second time of asking).

    Does anyone know what other R.E.M. song’s they did?

  6. wish i could see this, but it says video does not exist. :(

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