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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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Stream R.E.M.’s Previously Unreleased Monster Demos

This year marks the 25th anniversary of R.E.M.'s Monster, which was originally released in September of 1994 and found the band putting a harder edge…
Keely Quinlan | November 1, 2019 - 12:03 am

Hear R.E.M.’s Previously Unreleased Demo “Uptempo Mo Distortion”

R.E.M. are reissuing their misunderstood grunge-era curiosity Monster for its 25th anniversary. The Monster 25 box set drops next Friday, and so far we've heard…
Chris DeVille | October 25, 2019 - 9:04 am

Hear R.E.M.’s New Remix Of Kurt Cobain Tribute “Let Me In”

R.E.M.'s divisive Monster just turned 25, and to celebrate the occasion, the band are reissuing the album in a big six-disc anniversary box set. That…
Peter Helman | October 10, 2019 - 4:35 pm

R.E.M. – “Revolution 4-21″ (Demo)

Later this fall, R.E.M. will release a massive 25th-anniversary box-set edition of Monster, their fascinating and divisive 1994 album. But that Monster deluxe edition won't…
Tom Breihan | September 27, 2019 - 9:47 am

R.E.M. Share Previously Unreleased “Fascinating” To Benefit Hurricane Dorian Victims

R.E.M. have shared a previously unreleased song called "Fascinating" to raise funds for hurricane relief in the Bahamas. Mike Mills and Michael Stipe recorded "Fascinating"
Peter Helman | September 12, 2019 - 11:47 am

R.E.M. Announce Monster 25th Anniversary Box Set

In the history of R.E.M., one of our most storied bands, the 1994 album Monster occupies a strange place. When R.E.M. made Monster, they were…
Tom Breihan | September 4, 2019 - 10:36 am

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
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