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Former members of R.E.M. and Nirvana are joining members of Sleater-Kinney for a new supergroup called Super-Earth.

Former members of R.E.M. and Nirvana are joining members of Sleater-Kinney for a new supergroup called Super-Earth. The new group, featuring former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, Sleater-Kinney lead singer Corin Tucker and ex-Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, is rounded out by Minus 5 guitarist Scott McCaughey, Fastbacks guitarist Kurt Block and ex-Ministry drummer Bill Rieflin. The band gave fans a chance to hear a dozen new songs at Portland’s Secret Society. “The new material, speedy and loud, was full of power chords, enthusiasm and the occasional signature Buck arpeggio – less punk rock than power-pop but always knife-sharp,” wrote a reviewer for the Oregonian that attended the first show. Filmmaker Lance Bangs first posted a photo of the band on Twitter, along with the caption “Ex-R.E.M., Sleater-Kinney, Nirvana, Flipper, Swans, Ministry, Young Fresh Fellows studio session.” Copyright(c) 2014 RTTNews.com. All Rights Reserved