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Interview

Q&A: R.E.M.’s Peter Buck On His New Band With Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker & Automatic For The People’s 25th Anniversary Reissue

Even at the height of R.E.M.'s success, guitarist Peter Buck didn't like to take breaks. During his free moments, Buck would play with Warren Zevon…
Michael Tedder | August 3, 2017 - 10:00 am

List

31 Essential Shoegaze Tracks

"Shoegaze" was not initially meant as a compliment. Like "impressionists" (used dismissively by an art critic in 1874), "Krautrock," or more recently "deplorable(s)," the phrase…
Zach Schonfeld | June 14, 2017 - 12:17 pm

List

34 Essential Glam Songs

When Marc Bolan appeared on the BBC show Top Of The Pops in March 1971 to perform his smash hit "Hot Love," he launched a…
Stephen Deusner | January 5, 2017 - 1:19 pm

More R.E.M. stories

Filthy Friends – “Despierta” Video

Filthy Friends is the relatively new-ish supergroup featuring Sleater-Kinney's Corin Tucker, R.E.M.'s Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Bill Rieflin, and Kurt Bloch, and they're releasing their…
James Rettig | August 1, 2017 - 10:36 am

Filthy Friends – “The Arrival”

Indie rock supergroup Filthy Friends -- spearheaded by Sleater-Kinney's Corin Tucker and former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck -- have finally solidified plans to release their…
Kim Ilkowski | June 20, 2017 - 1:15 pm

Michael Stipe Shares Beard Care Tips

The hallmark of Michael Stipe's post-R.E.M. life has been a gargantuan beard that makes him look like a weary deep sea fisherman. So when Stipe…
Chris DeVille | May 17, 2017 - 9:28 am

Filthy Friends – “Editions Of You” (Roxy Music Cover)

Filthy Friends is the new Pacific Northwestern indie rock supergroup that features Sleater-Kinney co-leader Corin Tucker and former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck alongside fellow veterans…
Tom Breihan | April 26, 2017 - 11:00 am

Stream The Debut Single From Jangle-Pop Supergroup The No Ones

The No Ones is a new supergroup formed by chance after I Was A King’s Frode Strømstad and Arne Kjelsrud Mathisen asked Scott McCaughey and…
Pranav Trewn | April 25, 2017 - 3:18 pm

Moogfest Announces Rare Michael Stipe Solo Composition And Audio-Visual Installation

Since R.E.M. broke up six years ago, former frontman Michael Stipe has done a whole lot of beard-growing and made very little new music. So…
Tom Breihan | March 14, 2017 - 1:29 pm

Premiere

Goon – “Let Me In” (R.E.M. Cover)

Goon specialize in fuzzy, grungy lo-fi rock -- see their Dusk Of Punk EP for reference -- but the LA band are showing off a…
Chris DeVille | January 17, 2017 - 9:20 am

Watch Three Members Of R.E.M. Reunite In Athens, Perform “Superman”

The former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck often plays with the Minus 5, his friend Scott McCaughey's band. And last night, when the Minus 5 played…
Tom Breihan | January 11, 2017 - 11:52 am

Watch R.E.M. Reminisce About “Shiny Happy People” And Times Square Knishes On Sunday TODAY

R.E.M. just released a deluxe 25th anniversary edition of Out Of Time, the 1991 album that catapulted them into pop stardom. To promote the reissue,…
Peter Helman | November 20, 2016 - 6:20 pm

Michael Stipe Says He Wants To Return To Music

With the 25th anniversary deluxe reissue of R.E.M.'s Out Of Time due out later this week, Michael Stipe has been giving a few interviews, first…
James Rettig | November 14, 2016 - 2:03 pm

Hear R.E.M.’s Previously Unreleased Demo Of “Shiny Happy People”

R.E.M.'s Out Of Time turned 25 this year, and it's getting a deluxe reissue to celebrate the occasion. The reissue contains a number of unreleased…
James Rettig | November 11, 2016 - 12:52 pm

Filthy Friends – “Despierta”

Filthy Friends is a new supergroup featuring Sleater-Kinney's Corin Tucker (pictured), R.E.M.'s Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Bill Rieflin, and Kurt Bloch. They make their recorded…
Chris DeVille | October 21, 2016 - 11:51 am
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