Last Night: Mike Mills Guests With R.E.M. Band Mate Peter Buck


Though R.E.M. broke up in 2010, that hasn't stopped the band's founding members from occasionally performing together. The latest instance took place last night at Webster Hall in New York City, where R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills sang the alt-rock legends' 1991 single "Near Wild Heaven" with guitarist Peter Buck and his band.

Buck was opening for longtime R.E.M. friend Robyn Hitchcock. He performed a number of songs from his recent solo record, "Near Wild Heaven" and a cover of The Seeds "Pushin' Too Far." Patti Smith Group guitarist Lenny Kaye sat in with Buck on "Pushin' Too Far," which also saw Mills lend a hand on backing vocals and tambourine. Hitchcock welcomed plenty of guests during his set including Mills, Buck, Kaye, Sean Nelson (Harvey Danger), Kurt Bloch (Young Fresh Fellows), and Linda Pitmon (The Baseball Project).

Here's video of Mills guesting with Peter Buck and his band on "Near Wild Heaven."

[via R.E.M. HQ]

[Published on: 4/27/13]

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