REM guitarist Peter Buck and Soundgrad’s Kim Tahill surprised fans when they joined The Black Crows at the latter’s band’s Seattle show earlier this week — watch the performances below.
Both revered musicians appeared during the encore in The Black Crows’ Chateau Ste. Show Wednesday (July 20) at the Mitchell Winery Amphitheater in Woodinville, Washington.
Buck came out as a guest for his band’s cover of The One I Love, Thayil came out as a guest for the Velvet Underground’s Rock and Roll.
Black Crows posted a 12-minute video of the collaborative performance on his Instagram, which can be viewed below.
The Black Crows announced their revamp in 2019 for the 30th anniversary tour of “Shake Your Money Maker,” of which Wednesday’s Seattle-area show was a part.
He shared the news of his dissolution with guitarist Rich Robinson in 2015, stating that the split was caused by a disagreement with his brother, frontman Chris. In a statement at the time, Rich Robinson said that he could not comply with his brother’s demand that he “leave my equal part of the band and leave our drummer of 28 years and original partner Steve Gorman”. Chris Robinson later issued a counter-statement.
Nevertheless, the reform of 2019 has since seen the organization release a reunion film, brother of a feather, Last year. In it, the band celebrates the brothers’ reunion and features three of the band’s concerts and studio performances at their peak.
The Georgia outfit are headed to the UK and Ireland later this year, marking the release of their debut album as part of 30th anniversary celebrations.