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Published: 2012/03/19

Members of Big Star and R.E.M. Sit in with Blitzen Trapper

An previous Blitzen Trapper cover of “Feel”

Members of R.E.M. and Big Star sat in with Blitzen Trapper at Austin’s Subb’s on Saturday night during SXSW. Partway through the band’s set, latter day Big Star bassist Ken Stringfellow as well as R.E.M.’s Peter Buck and Mike Mills emerged for a cover Big Star’s “Feel,” according to Rolling Stones. The show marked the second anniversary of Big Star frontman Alex Chilton’s death. Blitzen Trapper singer Eric Earley performed the same song during an SXSW tribute to Big Star’s Third/Sisters Lovers a few nights earlier. In addition to his more recent work with Big Star, Stringfellow is a longtime member of the Posies.

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