R.E.M.

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New Adventures In Hi-Fi Turns 20

You can more or less divide R.E.M.'s career into three chapters. There's the five-album run beginning with 1983's Murmur and ending with 1987's Document, the…
Ryan Leas | September 9, 2016 - 11:51 am

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“These Guys Rocked The House”: 10 Surreal Moments When ’90s Rock Met Mainstream TV

It's Weird '90s Week on Stereogum. All week long we're looking at the strangest musical moments and trends of the decade. Check out more here.
Adrien Begrand | May 20, 2016 - 10:00 am

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Various Artists: A Tribute To ’90s Tribute Albums

It's Weird '90s Week on Stereogum. All week long we're looking at the strangest musical moments and trends of the decade. Check out more here.
Stephen Deusner | May 16, 2016 - 3:14 pm

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Hear R.E.M.’s Previously Unreleased Demo For “Radio Song”

R.E.M. were a huge band at the end of the '80s, but they didn't truly become crossover pop stars until 1991's Out Of Time, an…
Tom Breihan | September 6, 2016 - 12:01 pm

R.E.M. Announce 25th Anniversary Out Of Time Deluxe Reissue

It's hard to believe R.E.M.'s Out Of Time is turning 25 this year because you heard R.E.M. in so many other bands throughout the '90s…
Collin Robinson | August 25, 2016 - 1:10 pm

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Various Artists: A Tribute To ’90s Tribute Albums

It's Weird '90s Week on Stereogum. All week long we're looking at the strangest musical moments and trends of the decade. Check out more here.
Stephen Deusner | May 16, 2016 - 3:14 pm

Crowdfunded Final Game Theory Album Features Members Of The Posies, R.E.M., The Both

At the time of his tragic, untimely death in 2013, Scott Miller was working on the sixth Game Theory studio album, Supercalifragile. He had recorded…
Collin Robinson | May 6, 2016 - 12:22 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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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“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

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

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

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
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