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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 »
If you haven't opened your Record Store Day purchases yet, you may want to throw it up on eBay instead. Just two days after the big day, RSD exclusives are being flipped for ridiculous amounts of…   Read Story »
As we previously reported, R.E.M. released a massive box set for Record Store Day containing both of their performances for MTV Unplugged, and one of big draws came from their inclusion of songs…   Read Story »
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 »