“Devil Rides Backwards” Demo


Listen to “Devil Rides Backwards,” Automatic’s “Great Lost Track” – available to stream or as an instant grat. single with the #Automatic25 album preorder. “…the album’s great lost track – talked about by fans the world over down the years, but never previously heard – is The Devil Rides Backwards On A Horse Called Maybe. Although unfinished, … Continued

Automatic For The People Turns 25


Well, Automatic For The People was released 25 years ago today— the band at one of their many creative peaks. No tour that year but a really great record full of songs that mattered then and still matter now. And the fun of the #Automatic25 reissue has been going back into the archives, tapes and photographs, and … Continued

Peter & Corin Tucker Pair Up on PItchfork’s Over/Under


Watch Peter and Corin talk about toothpaste, Cheez Whiz, and Justin Bieber… Sleater-Kinney's Corin Tucker and R.E.M.'s Peter Buck have very different opinions on toothpaste and Cheez Whiz Posted by Pitchfork on Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Peter Joins Coldplay to Pay Tribute to Tom Petty


Following the death of rock icon Tom Petty last night, Coldplay invited former REM guitarist Peter Buck on stage to perform a cover of ‘Free Fallin’ in tribute. Check it out below.  

Peter Remembers Blues Legend Cedell Davis


I’m sorry to note the passing of Cedell Davis, legendary blues man. I had the honor of making a record with him and touring with him in 2001. He was the real thing, a part of a lineage that stretches back to Robert Johnson. The month long tour we did was an experience that I will never forget.

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus to Tour South


Michael wants everyone to know that the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus is changing the world through music! They will be touring 5 states in the south this fall. For tickets and more information visit www.sfgmc.org #lavenderpentour #sfgmc #gaymenschorus

Paul Smith Automatic Scarf


Winter is coming and so is this Automatic scarf by Paul Smith. From the Paul Smith & R.E.M. Collection Celebrating 25 years of Automatic For The People. Out Nov. 10th! #Automatic25

Flashback to Vote For Change Tour


Looking back at the Vote For Change Tour which got underway in early October 2004. On Oct. 2, the tour swung through Cleveland at Gund Arena, featuring Bright Eyes, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (w/ John Fogerty). Here’s Bruce Springsteen with Peter & Mike performing “Born To Run.”  

Finding Oscar Screens in Athens on 9/28


Finding Oscar will return to the big screen for a special one night engagement on 9/28 at Cine Athens. The soundtrack features a new recording of “Flowers of Guatemala,” performed by Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, John Stirratt, Paul Pilot and Joe Adamik. Get tickets now! http://www.athenscine.com/intro.php

Filthy Friends Up At The Crack of Dawn To Play Chicago


The Portland contingent of Filthy Friends flying out to a show at the crack of dawn. Luckily, dawn cracks at around noon in Portland, hence the happy faces. We are playing tonight with Ted Leo and the Pharmacists in Chicago at the Goose Island brewery. We go on early! Drop by… ~Peter

Protest With Prime


Sunday September 17th is Constitution Day, and in the spirit of the times Michael encourages everyone to join the Protest with Prime effort and send a copy of the Constitution to The White House. Join the book drive here: www.Facebook.com/Protestwithprime