Tag: Peter Buck

Photos: R.E.M.’s Peter Buck in the studio with Colin Meloy and The Decemberists

Photos: R.E.M.’s Peter Buck in the studio with Colin Meloy and The Decemberists

Word emerged this spring — via bandleader Colin Meloy’s Twitter feed — that R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck would be contributing to The Decemberists’ upcoming sixth album — and we’ve now got photographic evidence, thanks to a series of snapshots posted on R.E.M.’s official site today.

R.E.M.’s 2CD ‘Fables of the Reconstruction’ reissue to include 14 unreleased demos

R.E.M.’s 2CD ‘Fables of the Reconstruction’ reissue to include 14 unreleased demos

R.E.M. will mark the 25th anniversary of their third album, ‘Fables of the Reconstruction,’ this summer with the third installment in the band’s ongoing reissue series, a double-disc re-release featuring 14 previously unreleased demos — including one never-before-heard song.

Robyn Hitchcock releasing ‘Propellor Time’ on ultra-limited, ‘hand-assembled’ cassette

Robyn Hitchcock releasing ‘Propellor Time’ on ultra-limited, ‘hand-assembled’ cassette

Attention tapeheads: The ever-iconoclastic Robyn Hitchcock is releasing an ultra-limited run of his new album ‘Propellor Time’ — on which he’s backed by members of R.E.M. and The Smiths — on ‘hand-assembled’ cassette.

Milestones: R.E.M. turns 30 today; band made live debut April 5, 1980, at St. Mary’s Church

Milestones: R.E.M. turns 30 today; band made live debut April 5, 1980, at St. Mary’s Church

Thirty years ago today, R.E.M. played its first-ever concert — reportedly billed as Twisted Kites — performing to several hundred friends and Athens townsfolk at a birthday party inside St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.

New releases: David Byrne/Fatboy Slim, Robyn Hitchcock; Squeeze, Colourfield reissues

New releases: David Byrne/Fatboy Slim, Robyn Hitchcock; Squeeze, Colourfield reissues

This week’s new releases include new albums from David Byrne & Fatboy Slim (‘Here Lies Love,’ about Imelda Marcos) and Robyn Hitchcock (‘Propellor Time’), plus expanded reissues from David Bowie, The Colourfield and Squeeze.

Video: Robyn Hitchcock’s new single ‘Ordinary Millionaire,’ off upcoming ‘Propellor Time’

Video: Robyn Hitchcock’s new single ‘Ordinary Millionaire,’ off upcoming ‘Propellor Time’

Robyn Hitchcock has just released a new video for ‘Ordinary Millionaire,’ a song co-written with The Smiths’ Johnny Marr that serves as the first single off the 3-years-in-the-making ‘Propellor Time.’

Robyn Hitchcock’s ‘Propellor Time’ to feature Peter Buck, Johnny Marr, John Paul Jones

Robyn Hitchcock’s ‘Propellor Time’ to feature Peter Buck, Johnny Marr, John Paul Jones

Tweet Robyn Hitchcock this spring will release the 3-years-in-the-making Propellor Time, an album recorded with current back-up band The Venus 3 — R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, […]

Bill Berry plays ‘Crazy Like a Fox’ cover on R.E.M.’s new fan club Christmas single

Bill Berry plays ‘Crazy Like a Fox’ cover on R.E.M.’s new fan club Christmas single

Tweet Members of R.E.M.’s fan club have begun receiving their annual Christmas single from the band, and this year’s disc features a surprise: an appearance […]

R.E.M. ‘This Is Not a Show’ concert film to receive limited theatrical screenings

R.E.M. ‘This Is Not a Show’ concert film to receive limited theatrical screenings

In conjunction with this month’s release of its Live at the Olympia album, R.E.M. is presenting “This Is Not a Theatrical Release,” a series of […]

Video: R.E.M.’s Bill Berry, Mike Mills join Peter Buck and The Minus 5 in Athens

Retired drummer Bill Berry and bassman Mike Mills jumped onstage last night with Peter Buck and the rest of The Minus 5 for a near-reunion […]

R.E.M. ‘Live at the Olympia’ tracklist revealed; 39-song, 2CD set due Oct. 26

R.E.M. ‘Live at the Olympia’ tracklist revealed; 39-song, 2CD set due Oct. 26

R.E.M. this week revealed the tracklist for its 39-song, 2CD Live at the Olympia, an album — due out Oct. 26 — that was culled […]

Peter Buck, Steve Wynn and Scott McCaughey plan triple-bill band-swapping tour

Peter Buck, Steve Wynn and Scott McCaughey plan triple-bill band-swapping tour

R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Dream Syndicate’s Steve Wynn and Young Fresh Fellows’ Scott McCaughey will tour the U.S. this summer and fall under a trio of […]

R.E.M. planning ‘Reckoning’ reissue, ‘Dublin Working Rehearsals’ live album

R.E.M. planning ‘Reckoning’ reissue, ‘Dublin Working Rehearsals’ live album

With touring and promotion of 2008’s Accelerate now finished, R.E.M. this year will issue, at a minimum, a pair of archival releases, hitting both ends […]