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2017 In Review

27 Reissues From 2017 You Should Check Out

It's becoming increasingly difficult to keep track of new releases in stores in a given week, and even more daunting to stay on top of…
Annie Zaleski | December 15, 2017 - 12:52 pm

Interview

Q&A: Michael Stipe On Life After R.E.M. And Revisiting Automatic For The People

Ever since R.E.M. amicably split in 2011, the individual members have remained resolute regarding their disinterest in a reunion, and have kept active otherwise. Most…
Ryan Leas | November 2, 2017 - 1:26 pm

List

The 9 Best R.E.M. Songs Since Bill Berry Left 20 Years Ago Today

On October 30, 1997 -- 20 years ago today -- Bill Berry left R.E.M. And on September 21, 2011, R.E.M. announced they were "calling it…
Stephen Deusner | October 30, 2017 - 11:09 am

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Joseph Arthur And Peter Buck Form New Band Arthur Buck

In a situation that is surprisingly not the plot of a buddy comedy flick, Joseph Arthur and Peter Buck have formed a band after running…
Julia Gray | February 15, 2018 - 11:41 am

Watch Members Of R.E.M., Sleater-Kinney, & More Play Benefit For Scott McCaughey

Scott McCaughey, the frontman of the Minus 5 and longtime touring member of R.E.M., recently suffered a stroke while on tour with Alejandro Escovedo. And…
Peter Helman | January 6, 2018 - 11:13 am

R.E.M. Break Down “Try Not To Breathe” On Song Exploder

R.E.M. may be broken up (cue "Everybody Hurts") but they've been in the public eye a lot this year due to reissuing their 1992 classic
Sophie Israelsohn | December 20, 2017 - 3:31 pm

Watch Michael Stipe Tell A Story About Quincy Jones Asking Him To Befriend Michael Jackson

R.E.M. recently released an expansive reissue for Automatic For The People's 25th anniversary, and the band has been reflecting extensively because of it. They just…
James Rettig | December 8, 2017 - 2:16 pm

Premiere

Watch R.E.M.’s Automatic For The People 25th Anniversary Documentary

R.E.M.'s Automatic For The People just turned 25 years old, and the band are celebrating the occasion by releasing a 25th anniversary reissue, teaming up
Peter Helman | December 8, 2017 - 9:35 am

Watch Pink & Kelly Clarkson Cover R.E.M. To Open The AMAs

Lately the music world has been celebrating the 25th anniversary of R.E.M.'s landmark Automatic For The People -- Stereogum, for instance, interviewed Michael Stipe --…
Chris DeVille | November 19, 2017 - 8:11 pm

Watch Unearthed Footage Of R.E.M.’s Only Automatic For The People Concert, 25 Years Ago Today

R.E.M. only performed one live show in support of their 1992 album Automatic For The People, which turned 25 last month. That show took place…
Peter Helman | November 19, 2017 - 5:34 pm

Watch Michael Stipe’s Covers Set At Pathways To Paris Benefit At Carnegie Hall

Last night, former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe played a rare solo set at New York's Carnegie Hall, as part of a Pathway To Paris climate-change
Tom Breihan | November 6, 2017 - 9:29 am

List

The 9 Best R.E.M. Songs Since Bill Berry Left 20 Years Ago Today

On October 30, 1997 -- 20 years ago today -- Bill Berry left R.E.M. And on September 21, 2011, R.E.M. announced they were "calling it…
Stephen Deusner | October 30, 2017 - 11:09 am

R.E.M. – “Devil Rides Backwards”

R.E.M.'s Automatic For The People turned 25 yesterday -- we republished Mike Mills' notes on each song for the occasion -- and next month it's…
James Rettig | October 6, 2017 - 4:51 pm

Interview

R.E.M.’s Automatic For The People Is 25 Today: Read Mike Mills’ Notes On Each Track

Ten years ago, when R.E.M.'s Automatic For The People turned 15, Stereogum released a compilation of artists covering each song from the album (Drive XV
Stereogum | October 5, 2017 - 2:03 pm

Watch Coldplay & Peter Buck Cover Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin”

Last night, Coldplay played a show at Portland's Moda Center. They opened their set with a moment of silence for Tom Petty, who had passed
Tom Breihan | October 3, 2017 - 9:33 am

R.E.M. Announce Automatic For The People Paul Smith Clothing Line

R.E.M.'s Automatic For The People is getting a 25th anniversary reissue later this year. They've also teamed up with clothing company Paul Smith for a…
James Rettig | September 21, 2017 - 10:33 am
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