Tag: Peter Buck

Video: R.E.M.’s Peter Buck debuts solo band Richard M. Nixon in Seattle — watch full set

Video: R.E.M.’s Peter Buck debuts solo band Richard M. Nixon in Seattle — watch full set

Last night in Seattle, former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck played his first-ever solo show — after conducting, as he noted from the stage, his first-ever solo soundcheck — he debuted his new backing band Richard M. Nixon as the opening act for the first of two Young Fresh Fellows album-release shows at The Sunset.

R.E.M.’s Peter Buck on upcoming vinyl-only solo debut: ‘It’s not gonna be in Walmart’

R.E.M.’s Peter Buck on upcoming vinyl-only solo debut: ‘It’s not gonna be in Walmart’

For months, former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has been silent about his upcoming solo debut, but he’s finally opening up about the project, confirming it’s planned as a vinyl-only release and that he’ll sing eight of the album’s 12 tracks, with longtime sideman Scott McCaughey and Corin Tucker picking up the rest.

The Week in Rock: Aug. 12-18, 2012

The Week in Rock: Aug. 12-18, 2012

Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This edition includes items about Dead Can Dance, R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, The Fixx, The Mission, OMD, Laibach, The Wedding Present, Killing Joke, Morrissey, Devo, Madness and more.

R.E.M.’s Peter Buck to debut new band Richard M. Nixon next month in Seattle

R.E.M.’s Peter Buck to debut new band Richard M. Nixon next month in Seattle

Scott McCaughey tells the Seattle Weekly that former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck’s self-titled album — with guest turns by Mike Mills and Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker — could be out as early as next month, when Buck debuts his new band, dubbed Richard M. Nixon, at a pair of Seattle shows with Young Fresh Fellows.

The Week in Rock: Aug. 5-11, 2012

The Week in Rock: Aug. 5-11, 2012

This week’s round-up of headlines includes items about The House of Love, Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel, Elizabeth Fraser, Robert Smith, World Party, My Bloody Valentine, New Order, Billy Bragg, The Stone Roses, Bob Mould, PiL, Paul Weller and more — plus our latest Auto Reverse mixtape.

Vintage Audio: Peter Buck’s introduction to ‘Document’ at 1987’s New Music Seminar

Vintage Audio: Peter Buck’s introduction to ‘Document’ at 1987’s New Music Seminar

R.E.M. formally announced its 25th anniversary expanded reissue of ‘Document’ on Tuesday, and offered up a short recording made by guitarist Peter Buck to be played at 1987’s New Music Seminar in which he “introduced” the attendees to the band’s then-forthcoming and heavily anticipated fifth album

‘Athens, GA – Inside/Out’ soundtrack set for first-ever CD release with film, 5 bonus cuts

‘Athens, GA – Inside/Out’ soundtrack set for first-ever CD release with film, 5 bonus cuts

Omnivore Recordings this fall will release the soundtrack to the cult 1987 documentary ‘Athens, GA – Inside/Out’ — which chronicled the music scene that spawned R.E.M., The B-52s and more — on CD for the first time, packaging it with a DVD of the film and five bonus tracks, two of which are ‘previously unheard performances.’

The Week in Rock: June 10-16, 2012

The Week in Rock: June 10-16, 2012

This week’s installment of The Week in Rock features news about Pet Shop Boys, Elizabeth Fraser, They Might Be Giants, David Byrne, Peter Buck, The Birthday Party, Peter Murphy, Ministry, Morrissey, The Stone Roses, Dinsaur Jr, Robyn Hitchcock, The Jesus and Mary Chain and more.

Stream: Peter Buck, ‘10 Million BC’ — 1st track off R.E.M. guitarist’s solo debut

Stream: Peter Buck, ‘10 Million BC’ — 1st track off R.E.M. guitarist’s solo debut

R.E.M. fans got their very first taste of guitarist Peter Buck’s debut solo album today when former Dream Syndicate frontman — and frequent Buck collaborator — Steve Wynn world-premiered the song ’10 Million BC’ during a guest DJ stint on Diane’s Kamikaze Fun Machine on New Jersey’s WFMU.

Dreams So Real — featured in ‘Athens, GA: Inside/Out’ — reunites, streams demo

Dreams So Real — featured in ‘Athens, GA: Inside/Out’ — reunites, streams demo

Dreams So Real — featured in the landmark rock doc ‘Athens, GA: Inside/Out’ and whose debut single and album were produced by R.E.M.’s Peter Buck — are reuniting for a pair of rare concerts next month, and are whetting fans’ appetites by streaming a previously unreleased early-’90s demo.

The Week in Rock: March 11-17, 2012

The Week in Rock: March 11-17, 2012

This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about Kate Bush, Peter Buck, Erasure, J Mascis, Husker Du, Howard Jones, Madness, Paul Weller, Mike Watt, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Lee Ranaldo, The Cure and Close Lobters — plus a B-52’s live DVD giveaway.

R.E.M.’s Peter Buck recording solo album — and it could be a vinyl-only release

R.E.M.’s Peter Buck recording solo album — and it could be a vinyl-only release

Following the break-up of R.E.M. last year, frontman Michael Stipe was quick to say he had no intentions of making a solo album — but that doesn’t appear to be the case for guitarist Peter Buck. Longtime R.E.M. sideman Scott McCaughey broke the news this week to KIRO 97.3 radio show Seattle Sounds.

SXSW 2012: Jesus & Mary Chain, Bob Mould, Cult, Wedding Present, Thomas Dolby, dB’s

SXSW 2012: Jesus & Mary Chain, Bob Mould, Cult, Wedding Present, Thomas Dolby, dB’s

This year’s South By Southwest will feature appearances by a horde of ’80s college rock vets, including The Jesus and Mary Chain, Bob Mould performing ‘Copper Blue,’ The Wedding Present, Thomas Dolby, The Cult, Dinosaur Jr and The dB’s, plus R.E.M.’s Peter Buck and Mike Mills playing Big Star’s ‘Third.’

Q&A: Dream Syndicate’s Steve Wynn on The Baseball Project, SXSW, ‘Northern Aggression’

Q&A: Dream Syndicate’s Steve Wynn on The Baseball Project, SXSW, ‘Northern Aggression’

Slicing Up Eyeballs caught up with the Dream Syndicate’s Steve Wynn last week as he was rehearsing with The Baseball Project for a tour that hits both South By Southwest — for a marathon 14 gigs — and a series of spring training ballgames.