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Last night, on his Late Show, David Letterman announced his impending retirement, and the former R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills, randomly enough, was the one who broke the news via Twitter. Mills was…   Read Story »
Tonight, two former R.E.M. members, Mike Mills and Peter Buck, will be on the Late Show With David Letterman. They're backing up the night's musical guest, singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur. Letterman…   Read Story »
R.E.M. had the rare honor of headlining MTV's Unplugged twice, once in 1991 and again in 2001. Both of those performances will be made available on vinyl this Record Store Day (April 19) in a 4-LP…   Read Story »
It's been two and a half years since we said goodbye to R.E.M. but in recent days some of its former members have announced their next projects. First off, Peter Buck is due to put out his second…   Read Story »
Last night REM guitarist Peter Buck played Athens' 40 Watt Club, and the hometown fans were treated to something special: Former R.E.M. bandmates Mike Mills and Bill Berry joined Buck for a…   Read Story »
Yesterday we posted lyrics for upcoming Jay-Z single "Holy Grail" which features a few lines from Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Well, today he's released lyrics for another track from Magna…   Read Story »
Here's an oddly plausible scenario for you: After the Postal Service reunion runs its course, Ben Gibbard does an Audioslave thing with the non-Stipe members of R.E.M. This is a little too easy to…   Read Story »
Before the band broke up, R.E.M. somehow ended up working with James Franco on two never-released videos from their final studio album Collapse Into Now. A couple of weeks ago, we saw Franco's "Blue"…   Read Story »
It's hard to say why this is just surfacing now, but the movie star and conceptual joker James Franco directed a video for "Blue," a Patti Smith collaboration from R.E.M.'s 2011 album Collapse Into…   Read Story »
[Download Drive XV, the Stereogum-curated tribute to Automatic For The People, featuring the Wrens, Shout Out Louds, Blitzen Trapper, and others.] If you've got your copy of Automatic For The…   Read Story »