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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 Up. The duo taped the song's video in the woods near…   Read Story »
Michael Stipe hasn't made a ton of music since R.E.M. broke up in 2011, and when he talked to CBS This Morning earlier this month, he was noncommittal about the future of his music career: "I will…   Read Story »
Last month we heard First Aid Kit's cover of R.E.M.'s "Walk Unafraid" from the new Reese Witherspoon movie Wild. (Incidentally, we also heard the Swedish folk duo cover Simon & Garfunkel's "America"…   Read Story »
Tonight, The Colbert Report will air its final episode, ending a nine-year run that's made comedy history. Over the years, the former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe has been such a frequent guest that…   Read Story »
Michael Stipe has kept busy since R.E.M. broke up three years ago, but he took some time to reflect on his former band's three-decade-long career in a new interview on CBS This Morning. The interview…   Read Story »
R.E.M. are about to release 7IN – 83-88, a vinyl box set compiling their 7" singles from their I.R.S. Records era. The set includes 11 singles including three discs previously available only in the…   Read Story »
MTV will be releasing REMTV, a six-disc retrospective chronicling R.E.M.'s legacy on the channel, later this month. One of the discs is the documentary R.E.M. By MTV, and today the band shared a…   Read Story »
First Aid Kit covered R.E.M.'s Up track "Walk Unafraid" for the soundtrack to Reese Witherspoon's new backpacking movie Wild. Whereas the original broods and jangles in equal measure, First Aid Kit's…   Read Story »
R.E.M., Neutral Milk Hotel, and of Montreal are donating to the restoration of the St. Mary's Church steeple in Athens, Georgia. The steeple was once attached to the church in which R.E.M. played…   Read Story »
Michael Stipe has published a piece for The Guardian in which he reflects on how his life has changed since publicly coming out at the height of R.E.M.'s career. "In 1994, most people had a largely…   Read Story »