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MTV isn't really in the business of saluting important musical figures, but the network has put together a new documentary honoring R.E.M., going back through their own vaults of footage to tell the…   Read Story »
Michael Stipe recently launched a new exhibition called NEW SIGHTS, NEW NOISE at New York University's 80 WSE Gallery. The project will allow Stipe "to be in residence as both an artist and teacher,…   Read Story »
This has been a great year for R.E.M. super-fans, as the band has begun to clear out its vault of material. We've already gotten the vinyl set cataloging both of their MTV Unplugged performances, as…   Read Story »
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 and developing a fervent cult following, they…   Read Story »
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 cut their teeth seemingly as…   Read Story »
For the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons, the merchandising machine behind the show has been going all out with an FXX marathon, Hollywood Bowl concerts, cosmetics, and the release of collectible…   Read Story »
According to Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Portland musician Kasey Anderson has been sentenced to four years in prison after defrauding investors out of almost $600,000 by promising to put on a benefit…   Read Story »
R.E.M. were already set to release their 1991 and 2001 MTV Unplugged sets and a collection of 50 rarities from their I.R.S. Records era this week, but they went ahead and released a 131-track batch…   Read Story »
During most of the stops on the Reflektor tour, Arcade Fire take some time out of their encore to cover a song from an artist that's native to whatever state they're playing. In Ohio, they covered…   Read Story »
It's Britpop Week here at Stereogum, and to help us celebrate, R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has shared a story about his old band sabotaging the poor blokes of the Verve. Buck sat down with Portland's…   Read Story »