Tag: Alex Chilton

New releases: Peter Buck, Alex Chilton, The Fall, Nick Lowe, Devo, Mock Turtles, Sex Pistols

New releases: Peter Buck, Alex Chilton, The Fall, Nick Lowe, Devo, Mock Turtles, Sex Pistols

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s releases include titles from R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, The Fall, Alex Chilton, Devo, Sex Pistols and more.

Video: Michael Stipe performs Alex Chilton hit ‘The Letter’ at Big Star ‘Third’ tribute

Video: Michael Stipe performs Alex Chilton hit ‘The Letter’ at Big Star ‘Third’ tribute

New York City’s Baruch College played host Saturday night to a star-studded tribute to Big Star’s beloved ‘Third/Sister Lovers’ album, performed by R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe and Mike Mills, plus Matthew Sweet, members of Teenage Fanclub and Yo La Tengo, and surviving Big Star member Jody Stephens.

Big Star’s Alex Chilton, 1950-2010

Big Star’s Alex Chilton, 1950-2010

Simply awful news out of New Orleans tonight, as word emerges that Alex Chilton of the peerless power-pop act Big Star has died of an apparent heart attack just days before he was scheduled to perform with the reconstituted band at the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas.