21 bands and solo artists, including Patti Smith, Calexico, and Bob Mould, celebrated the career and music of R.E.M. Wednesday night at New York's Carnegie Hall. Each musician covered a tune written by the Athens, GA, quartet. Here Michael Stipe and R.E.M. play "E-bow the Letter." To read SPIN's review of the show, click here. To see more of the night's artists, click "Next."
Ask John Lydon: Anger is an energy, but disco is a weapon. Like so many other first-wave punks and post-punks — Wire, Joy Division, the Clash and Blondie, just to name a handful — Johnny Rotten eventually discovered that setting his shredding guitars and caterwauling vocals to a dance-floor thump gave his music a power… More »