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Michael Stipe Pens New Song for NYC Art Exhibit

Lyrics to a new song by R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe are part of an art installation that opens at New York City gallery Participation Inc.
Katherine Turman / September 3, 2020

R.E.M., Hayley Williams, Phoebe Bridgers and More Share Songs for Charity

R.E.M., Hayley Williams, Jamila Woods, Phoebe Bridgers, Angel Olsen and more contributed previously unreleased originals and covers of artists including the Cure and Joni Mitchell…
Katherine Turman / September 2, 2020

Pearl Jam, R.E.M. and More Demand Clearance for Campaign Songs

Pearl Jam, R.E.M. Sia, Lorde and more have joined forces with the Artists Rights Alliance to demand that the political parties "establish clear policies requiring…
Emily Tan / July 28, 2020

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The Most Influential Artists: #8 R.E.M.

As part of our 35th anniversary, we’re naming the most influential artists of the past 35 years. Today, we’re at #8. From Athens,…
Bobby Olivier / November 29, 2020

The 35 Best Videos of the Last 35 Years

SPIN launched in the peak MTV era, when an innovative — or even just salacious — music video could make or break an…
SPIN Staff / November 26, 2020

Netflix’s Song Exploder Will Feature R.E.M., Alicia Keys and More

Since 2014, Hrishikesh Hirway has been sitting down with musicians to talk about how they imagined and created their biggest hits on the Song Exploder podcast.
Emily Tan / September 17, 2020

Michael Stipe Calls Donald Trump a ‘Sack of Lies’ and Discusses New Music With Seth Meyers

Michael Stipe appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers on Wednesday night (Sept. 16) to talk about his online installtion with PlanYourVote.org. But before the…
Emily Tan / September 17, 2020

R.E.M., Hayley Williams, Phoebe Bridgers and More Share Songs for Charity

R.E.M., Hayley Williams, Jamila Woods, Phoebe Bridgers, Angel Olsen and more contributed previously unreleased originals and covers of artists including the Cure and Joni Mitchell…
Katherine Turman / September 2, 2020

The 25 Best Soundtrack Albums of the 1990s

In the 1980s, music and film collided for cross-promotional blockbusters both transcendent (Purple Rain) and transcendently cheesy (Footloose). In the ‘90s, soundtracks continued to sell…
Al Shipley / August 27, 2020

Quarantine Classic Concerts: Tibetan Freedom Concert

Rock ‘n roll and politics have a long, intertwined history -- and it’s hard to find a better example than the Tibetan Freedom Concert.
Sean Moltisanti / June 4, 2020

Hootie & The Blowfish Cover R.E.M.’s ‘Losing My Religion’

Hootie & the Blowfish have performed R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion" during their live shows. But since we're not sure when we'll be able to see…
Emily Tan / April 17, 2020

10 R.E.M. Great Songs That Aren’t ‘It’s The End Of The World’

Strange times bring unexpected heroes. And in these unprecedented times, one silver lining has been the renewed appreciation of one of the greatest American bands…
Steve Baltin / April 5, 2020

Michael Stipe, Mike Mills Remember Late R.E.M. Bandmate Bill Rieflin

Michael Stipe paid tribute to late R.E.M. touring drummer Bill Rieflin, who died on Tuesday at the age of 59 due to cancer.
Daniel Kohn / March 25, 2020

Michael Stipe Shares Uplifting Message While in Quarantine

Michael Stipe has been Q.S.Q. (quasi self-quarantining) for over a week after being in contact with friends from Italy. While hunkering down, the R.E.M. singer…
Katrina Nattress / March 21, 2020

Peter Buck Joins Chris and Rich Robinson to Cover R.E.M.

At the second-to-last date of their Brothers of a Feather tour in Portland last night, Chris and Rich Robinson brought out an old friend for…
Daniel Kohn / March 5, 2020

Michael Stipe Once Demanded to Donald Trump’s Face That He “Shut Up”

Donald Trump was not one of the shiny happy people after a previous run-in with Michael Stipe, according to the former R.E.M. frontman. Stipe, who…
Anna Chan / January 31, 2020
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