R.E.M.

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The Anniversary

Up Turns 20

There are a couple ways you can divide up R.E.M.'s career. Considering they are a band that released music for just about 30 years, almost…
Ryan Leas | October 29, 2018 - 2:47 pm

Ultimate Playlist

30 Essential Grunge Songs

You can choose all sorts of genesis points when you look back at a moment as era-defining and yet difficult to clarify as grunge. One…
Ryan Leas | August 1, 2018 - 2:36 pm

Gotcha Covered

“Moon River” Is Having Another Moment: 8 Unlikely Covers That Got Us Here

It seems like "Moon River" is having another one of those moments -- and a kind of baffling one at that. The Henry Mancini-composed tune…
Nate Patrin | May 21, 2018 - 1:24 pm

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R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe Apparently Has 18 Solo Songs Ready To Go

R.E.M. officially broke up way back in 2011. And while most of the other members of the band have kept themselves busy with one musical…
Tom Breihan | June 25, 2019 - 9:48 am

Peter Buck Makes Surprise Appearance For R U Talkin’ R.E.M. RE: Me? Podcast Taping At Clusterfest

R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills guested on an episode of R U Talkin’ R.E.M. Re: Me?, comedians Scott Aukerman and Adam Scott's R.E.M.-centric podcast, a couple…
Peter Helman | June 23, 2019 - 8:36 pm

Nirvana, R.E.M., The Roots, Steely Dan Address Loss Of Masters In Universal Fire

Yesterday, a New York Times feature revealed that thousands upon thousands of master tapes from artists like Louis Armstrong, Janet Jackson, and Tupac were destroyed
Peter Helman | June 12, 2019 - 12:01 pm

Watch Vampire Weekend Make Their Glorious Return To TV, Playing The Tonight Show With HAIM

Vampire Weekend are good at their jobs. Last weekend, the band came back from a six-year absence with the lush, expansive new album Father Of
Tom Breihan | May 8, 2019 - 9:11 am

Watch Michael Stipe Sing New Solo Songs “Your Capricious Soul” & “Drive To The Ocean”

Last night, R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe opened for Patti Smith with a surprise set at NYC's newly reopened Webster Hall. There isn't much video from that…
Julia Gray | May 2, 2019 - 6:17 pm

Premiere

Filthy Friends – “November Man”

Filthy Friends, the supergroup led by Sleater-Kinney's Corin Tucker and R.E.M.'s Peter Buck, are ramping up for the release of their sophomore album, Emerald City.
Connor Duffey | March 25, 2019 - 9:04 am

Filthy Friends – “Last Chance County”

Back in 2016, Sleater-Kinney's Corin Tucker and R.E.M.'s Peter Buck revealed their new project Filthy Friends, a band they started alongside Scott McCaughey and Kurt…
James Rettig | February 11, 2019 - 12:26 pm

Michael Stipe Explains Why He’s Deleting His Instagram

Let's all take a minute to congratulate R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe for leaving the toxic wasteland we call Instagram. In an interview with BBC Newsnight, Stipe…
Julia Gray | September 2, 2018 - 1:01 pm

Gotcha Covered

“Moon River” Is Having Another Moment: 8 Unlikely Covers That Got Us Here

It seems like "Moon River" is having another one of those moments -- and a kind of baffling one at that. The Henry Mancini-composed tune…
Nate Patrin | May 21, 2018 - 1:24 pm

Arthur Buck – “I Am The Moment”

Lately, the former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has kept himself plenty busy, forming limited-run indie supergroups like Filthy Friends (with Sleater-Kinney's Corin Tucker) and Tuatara
Tom Breihan | April 11, 2018 - 9:40 am

The Anniversary

Accelerate Turns 10

The first time I saw R.E.M. was in June of 2008. They were in the midst of touring in support of their 14th full-length album,…
Ryan Leas | March 30, 2018 - 2:48 pm

Michael Stipe Shares First-Ever Solo Song “Future, If Future”

REM's Michael Stipe has released a new 40-second quasi-song, his first solo track, in support of today's March For Our Lives Rally. Stipe shared a…
Julia Gray | March 24, 2018 - 12:14 pm

Watch Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo Cover ‘90s Hits By R.E.M., Smashing Pumpkins, & Oasis

Weezer leader Rivers Cuomo played a solo acoustic set at The Hi Hat in Los Angeles this past Saturday. The performance lasted almost two hours…
Chris DeVille | March 13, 2018 - 9:27 am
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