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It’s Britpop Week here at Stereogum, and to help us celebrate, R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has shared a story about his old band sabotaging the poor blokes of the Verve. Buck sat down with Portland’s Willamette Week for a rare interview, and among other things, reminisced about the time he and his R.E.M. cohorts did… More »

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The Minus 5 – “The History You Hate” (Stereogum Premiere)

Scott McCaughey's pop-rock collective The Minus 5 will return with a new album called Dungeon Golds next month. Longtime collaborators Peter Buck and Jeff Tweedy…
Chris DeVille | February 10, 2015 - 12:43 pm

Watch First Aid Kit Cover R.E.M.’s “Walk Unafraid” With Peter Buck

On the soundtrack of the new movie Wild the rootsy Swedish sister act First Aid Kit cover "Walk Unafraid," a song from R.E.M.'s 1998 album…
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2015 - 3:47 pm
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Tuatara – “Even Demons Fall In Love” (Feat. Peter Buck) (Stereogum Premiere)

We've been posting songs all summer by Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin's instrumental collective Tuatara, the band that recorded NPR's All Songs Considered theme song…
Chris DeVille | August 1, 2014 - 9:44 am
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Tuatara – “Snakecharmer”

Tuatara is a band with a lot of pedigree: started by R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, the Screaming Trees' Barrett Martin, Luna and the Chills' bassist…
James Rettig | July 22, 2014 - 7:57 pm

Tuatara – “The Skeleton Getdown”

Tuatara, the instrumental rock project led by Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin, will put out Underworld this year, a 20-song double album, their first record…
Miles Bowe | June 5, 2014 - 5:58 pm

Supergroup Super-Earth (Corin Tucker, Peter Buck, Krist Novoselic) Hit The Studio

In R.E.M., Sleater-Kinney, and Nirvana respectively, Peter Buck, Corin Tucker, and Krist Novoselic were part of three of the best and most seismically influential band…
Chris DeVille | May 5, 2014 - 10:43 am

Watch Joseph Arthur, Peter Buck, And Mike Mills Cover Lou Reed On Letterman

Last night, on his Late Show, David Letterman announced his impending retirement, and the former R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills, randomly enough, was the one who…
Tom Breihan | April 4, 2014 - 11:59 am

Ex-R.E.M. Members Announce New Albums

It's been two and a half years since we said goodbye to R.E.M. but in recent days some of its former members have announced their…
Miles Bowe | February 13, 2014 - 2:29 pm
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Watch Sleater-Kinney Reunite Onstage With Pearl Jam In Portland

Pearl Jam, who brought Carrie Brownstein onstage in Dallas earlier this month, did one better last night by reuniting the Portlandia star's former band Sleater-Kinney…
Scott Lapatine | November 30, 2013 - 12:16 pm
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Watch 3/4 Of R.E.M. Play “(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville” In Athens Last Night

Last night REM guitarist Peter Buck played Athens' 40 Watt Club, and the hometown fans were treated to something special: Former R.E.M. bandmates Mike Mill…
Chris DeVille | November 15, 2013 - 1:40 pm
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Watch Ben Gibbard Cover R.E.M.’s “Near Wild Heaven” With Peter Buck & Mike Mills

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 member…
Tom Breihan | January 29, 2013 - 4:07 pm
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Peter Buck’s Solo LP Out Today

Way back in March, we reported that the former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck was working on a new solo album, and in a post on
Tom Breihan | October 5, 2012 - 10:44 am

Peter Buck – “10 Million BC”

As previously reported, former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has been working on a solo album, and now we've got our first taste of it. A…
Tom Breihan | June 15, 2012 - 12:51 pm
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Peter Buck Goes Solo

Hands up: Who had Peter Buck as the first R.E.M. member to go solo after last year’s breakup? It’s true! As Michael Stipe hangs with
Tom Breihan | March 14, 2012 - 2:52 pm
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The Decemberists – “Down By The Water”

The Decemberists have announced a release date and title to their Hazards Of Love follow-up. It's called The King Is Dead, was recorded in a…
jessica | November 2, 2010 - 2:41 pm
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Tired Pony (Gary Lightbody, Peter Buck) – “Point Me At Islands” (Feat. Zooey Deschanel)

Quite an assemblage of fancy names for this new project from Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody, called Tired Pony, with members including R.E.M.’s Peter Buck and…
Amrit Singh | June 25, 2010 - 11:09 am
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Bill Berry Reunites With Mike Mills, Peter Buck At 40 Watt

The erstwhile R.E.M. drummer made his first public performance since the 2007 R&R HOF induction, last night in Athens. He joined Mike, Peter, and the…
Amrit Singh | September 29, 2009 - 2:20 pm

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jim | July 16, 2008 - 6:15 am

New Grant-Lee Phillips – “Soft Asylum (No Way Out)”

This month sees solo release number five from former Grant-Lee Buffalo frontman and Gilmore Girls’ resident town troubadour Grant-Lee Phillips. Although Phillips takes credit for…
Stereogum | March 19, 2007 - 2:31 pm
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