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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

More R.E.M. stories

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

Interview

Talkin’ To Scott Aukerman Re: R U Talkin’ R.E.M. Re: Me?

The great podcast U Talkin' U2 To Me is billed as "the comprehensive and encyclopedic compendium of all things U2." It's a claim as bold…
Michael Nelson | February 21, 2018 - 3:02 am

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

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
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