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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 appear multiple times on the album, including the dual-guitar attack they unspool on “The History You Hate.” It’s a punchy, distortion-drenched rock song sweetened by a power-pop melody, and it… More »

By: 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 Up. The duo taped the song’s video in the woods near Portland, Oregon. That’s where the former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck lives now, and the duo made the classy move… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 15, 2015 - 3:47 pm

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 among other accomplishments. Here’s another one. R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, who shows up throughout Tuatara’s forthcoming Underworld, guests on “Even Demons Fall In Love,” a moody jazz fusion number that interpolate… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 1, 2014 - 9:44 am

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 Justin Harwood, and saxophone player Skerik in the late ’90s, they’ve been consistently putting out albums of their rock/jazz fusion. We’re already heard “The Skeleton Getdown” from their upcoming new… More »

By: 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 in six years. Peter Buck and Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready both play throughout the album, and you can hear its first single now: “The Skeleton Getdown.” It’s a smooth, jazzy… More »

By: 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 bands in rock history, and now they’ve joined forces. They’re all part of super-Earth, an ensemble that made its first public bow with a pair of Portland shows last week (albeit… More »

By: 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 broke the news via Twitter. Mills was there because he and his former bandmate Peter Buck were working in the backing band of the singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur, last night’s musical… More »

By: 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 next projects. First off, Peter Buck is due to put out his second solo album, with the unbelievably cool title I Am Back To Blow Your Mind Once Again. It… More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 13, 2014 - 2:29 pm

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 for the first time in seven years. Pearl Jam ended their show at Portland’s Moda Center with a cover of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World” that featured hometow… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 30, 2013 - 12:16 pm

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 Mills and Bill Berry joined Buck for a performance of “(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville” from 1984’s Reckoning. Michael Stipe was reportedly in the crowd too, but he didn’t come o… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 15, 2013 - 1:40 pm

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 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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 29, 2013 - 4:07 pm

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 the R.E.M. website, Buck announced that the thing would be out today. He started working on it after an injury prevented him from playing guitar for a few months, and… More »

By: 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. As it turns out, Buck’s solo song “10 Million BC” couldn’t possibly sound anything less like R.E.M. It’s a muscular, deranged swamp-chug, and it sounds like Buck has been wearing out… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 15, 2012 - 12:51 pm

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 Muppets and Mike Mills perfects his golf swing, guitarist Buck has been in the lab, working on a debut solo album. As Seattle Weekly reports, longtime R.E.M. buddy Scott McCaughey… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 14, 2012 - 2:52 pm

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 barn outside Portland, and it’ll be out in mid-January. Tucker Martine produced. “Down By The Water” is the first taste of the new album, though the band have been playing… More »

By: jessica / November 2, 2010 - 2:41 pm

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 Belle & Sebastian’s Richard Colburn, along with an extensive cameo list (M. Ward, Tom Smith from Editors, Zooey Deschanel from your dreams). The crew holed up for a week of… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 25, 2010 - 11:09 am

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 Minus 5 on “The Ballad of John and Yoko” and “Hang On Sloopy” and you can watch it. More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 29, 2009 - 2:20 pm


R.E.M. formed in Athens, Georgia almost three decades ago. More »

By: 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 nearly every aspect of the album (writing, producing, engineering, performing), he’s helped on this track with the guitar work of Peter Buck (who’s sitting in all over the place theseMore »

By: Stereogum / March 19, 2007 - 2:31 pm
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