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“Wicked Game” Ad Nauseam: 25 Years Of An Unlikely New Standard

Twenty-five years ago today, Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game" hit #6 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was the song's highest chart position, laying the foundation…
Ryan Leas | March 2, 2016 - 1:37 pm
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Monster Turns 20

There aren't a lot of bands that have a trajectory remotely like R.E.M.'s. After years of crafting perhaps the purest embodiment of '80s college rock…
Ryan Leas | September 26, 2014 - 10:32 am
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R.E.M.’s 10 Best Cover Songs

From the looks of the R.E.M. setlist site remtimeline.com, early R.E.M. gigs were glorified bar-band hootenannies. Before they'd written Murmur and Chronic Town, the band…
John Everhart | September 18, 2014 - 1:06 pm
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Watch Members Of Wilco, R.E.M., & Yo La Tengo Cover Big Star’s Third In LA

An all-star cast of musicians including Big Star's Jody Stephens, Jeff Tweedy and Pat Sansone of Wilco, R.E.M.'s Mike Mills, Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan,…
Peter Helman | April 28, 2016 - 7:48 pm

Michael Stipe Reflects On And Shares Video From His David Bowie Tribute Performance

New York City's Carnegie Hall hosted a tribute concert for the late David Bowie at the beginning of April and Michael Stipe was among the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 15, 2016 - 10:26 am

Watch Michael Stipe Sing David Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold The World” On The Tonight Show

Ever since R.E.M. parted ways a few years ago, Michael Stipe has mostly shied away from the spotlight. But he's taking part in this weekend's…
Tom Breihan | March 30, 2016 - 8:42 am
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Members Of Wilco, Yo La Tengo, R.E.M., Jessica Pratt To Perform Big Star’s Third With Jody Stephens

An all-star group of musicians will gather at Los Angeles' Alex Theater on 4/27 to perform Big Star's Third/Sister Lovers live in concert. Jeff Tweedy…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 28, 2016 - 1:46 pm
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Michael Stipe Will Make His Debut Solo TV Performance On Fallon Next Week

Michael Stipe has been playing surprise performances around NYC in recent months, and it seems he's ready to take his solo set to a much…
Chris DeVille | March 25, 2016 - 9:22 pm
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Kevin Devine – “Imitation Of Life” (R.E.M. Cover)

Kevin Devine is wrapping up the first volume of his Devinyl Splits series with two R.E.M. covers. We've heard the a-side, Brand New frontman Jesse…
Peter Helman | March 15, 2016 - 11:16 pm
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Peter Buck Details R.E.M.’s Breakup And Current Status

Ever since R.E.M. called it quits in 2011, guitarist Peter Buck has kept busy. He's produced albums, played with bands like the Minus 5 and…
Tom Breihan | March 14, 2016 - 2:00 pm
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Jesse Lacey – “Bad Day” (R.E.M. Cover)

'Tis a rare day when we hear anything from Brand New ("Mene" was 11 months ago! 11!), much less its publicity-averse frontman Jesse Lacey, but…
James Rettig | March 3, 2016 - 11:42 am
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Watch Death Cab For Cutie Cover R.E.M. With R.E.M.’s Peter Buck & Mike Mills

The fifth iteration of R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck's annual Todos Santos Music Festival, which takes place in Baja California, Mexico and benefits the Palapa Society…
Peter Helman | January 25, 2016 - 7:07 pm

Watch Jeff Tweedy, Corin Tucker, & R.E.M.’s Mike Mills & Peter Buck Cover David Bowie

In conjunction with the non-profit education and aid organization the Palapa Society, R.E.M.'s Peter Buck brought the Todos Santos Music Festival back to Mexico for…
Peter Helman | January 17, 2016 - 7:34 pm

Brian Eno, Iggy Pop, Nile Rodgers, Arcade Fire, & More Share Eulogies For David Bowie

Celebrities have offered an outpouring of support in the wake of the news of David Bowie's passing. Brian Eno, who Bowie famously worked with on…
James Rettig | January 11, 2016 - 11:31 am
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Watch Michael Stipe Play A Surprise Solo Set, Cover The Doors

There are lots of good reasons to go see Patti Smith play a New York show if you get a chance, but here's an extra…
Tom Breihan | November 11, 2015 - 8:44 am
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R.E.M.’s Peter Buck Announces His “Best Solo Record” Warzone Earth Feat. Jeff Tweedy, Krist Novoselic

R.E.M.'s Peter Buck just announced the release of his new album, Warzone Earth, which he is calling his best solo work to date. Buck made…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 29, 2015 - 5:56 pm

R.E.M. To Trump: Go Fuck Yourself

What is it with Republican presidential candidates and using very non-Republican musicians' songs without permission? First Donald Trump announced his campaign with Neil Young's "Rockin'
Peter Helman | September 9, 2015 - 9:07 pm
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Michael Stipe Lists His 10 Favorite Books

One Grand is a new bookstore/installation created by Out editor Aaron Hicklin, the idea behind it being that it only sells books that various creative/intellectual…
Peter Helman | August 15, 2015 - 6:41 pm
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Hear An R.E.M.-Approved EDM Remix Of “The One I Love”

R.E.M. are not exactly the kind of band whose music lends itself to dance remixes. And if someone was going to put together an R.E.M.
Tom Breihan | July 14, 2015 - 9:33 am

R.E.M., Neutral Milk Hotel, Britt Daniel, Kathleen Hanna & More Endorse Net Neutrality In Open Letter To FCC

In two days, the Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote on a number of sweeping internet regulations, which will regulate internet service providers as…
Tom Breihan | February 24, 2015 - 9:16 am

Watch R.E.M.’s Mike Mills Sing In A Conscious Rap Video About The Death Of Newspapers

Last year the comedy-and-music benefit compilation 2776 enlisted a host of celebrity guests to help raise money for OneKid OneWorld, an organization that works to…
Caitlin White | February 4, 2015 - 1:35 pm
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Watch First Aid Kit Cover R.E.M.’s “Walk Unafraid” With Peter Buck

On the soundtrack of the new movie Wild the rootsy Swedish sister act First Aid Kit cover "Walk Unafraid," a song from R.E.M.'s 1998 album…
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2015 - 3:47 pm
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