r.e.m.

12 Best Rock Star Cameos on The Simpsons

It's become a badge of honor for athletes, rockers, authors, astronauts, actors, politicians, and pop culture icons to get The Simpsons treatment. And on October…
Jolie Lash / October 13, 2019

R.E.M. Strip Down Their Kurt Cobain Tribute “Let Me In” With a New Remix

R.E.M. have released a remix of their Kurt Cobain tribute "Let Me In" from the band's 1994 album, Monster. The new version cleans up the original,…
Tosten Burks / October 11, 2019

Michael Stipe Releases First-Ever Solo Single to Protest Climate Change

Michael Stipe has released his first-ever solo single, "Your Capricious Soul." The track was announced on his website on October 2, and was released on…
Rob Arcand / October 5, 2019

Michael Stipe Is Finally Releasing Some of That Solo Material He’s Been Teasing

Former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe has announced that he will be releasing his first solo single, "Your Capricious Soul," via his website on Saturday, October 5, timed…
Maggie Serota / October 2, 2019

R.E.M Share Previously Unreleased Track to Benefit Hurricane Dorian Relief

R.E.M have shared the previously unreleased song "Fascinating" to benefit the non-profit Mercy Corps' hurricane Dorian relief efforts. Michael Stipe, Mike Mills, and Peter Buck…
Maggie Serota / September 12, 2019

R.E.M. Announce Deluxe 25th Anniversary Reissue of Monster

R.E.M. have announced a massive 25th reissue of their 1994 album Monster, the latest in the band's ongoing series of 25th anniversary archival reissues. The…
Maggie Serota / September 4, 2019

Death Cab for Cutie: Our 2005 Cover Story

This article originally appeared in the September 2005 Issue of SPIN. Bruce Springsteen walks into a photo studio in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen, looking…
Brian Raftery / August 25, 2019

R.E.M.: Our 1986 Cover Story

This article originally appeared on the October 1986 issue of SPIN. Pretty Persuasion I can't imagine R.E.M. vocalist Michael Stipe trying to sell…
Barry Walters / August 10, 2019

The 69 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1999

1999 essentially marked the end of the alternative dream floated by punk bands in the '80s, sold by record companies in the '90s, and eventually…
SPIN Staff / July 25, 2019

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, Stereogum / June 25, 2019

Watch Michael Stipe Debut New Solo Song “Your Capricious Soul”

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, Stereogum / May 3, 2019

Check Out This Fascinating Document of Early Indie Rock Bands Covering Each Other

The Pixies covering the Jesus and Mary Chain. Yo La Tengo covering Beat Happening. Sonic Youth covering Mudhoney. Mudhoney covering Sonic Youth. If you are a…
Andy Cush / April 2, 2019

Watch R.E.M.’s 2003 Performance of “Nightswimming” From Their Upcoming BBC Box Set

R.E.M.'s new monolithic box set R.E.M. at the BBC is due out on October 19. In addition to compiling recordings of broadcasts the band did…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 5, 2018

Michael Stipe, Alicia Keys, Erykah Badu, & More Lead Kavanaugh Protest in DC on Thursday

Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford delivered a moving testimony at last week’s Senate hearing, accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Figures from across the…
Julia Gray, Stereogum / October 2, 2018

Listen to R.E.M. and Thom Yorke Perform “E-Bow the Letter” in 2004

In anticipation of their upcoming 8-disc box set R.E.M. at the BBC, the band has released a version of "E-Bow the Letter," recorded for a…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 27, 2018
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