r.e.m.

Hear an Unreleased R.E.M. Song, “Devil Rides Backwards”

On November 10, R.E.M. will release a deluxe 25th anniversary reissue of Automatic for the People (and accompanying merch). The reissue includes two previously unreleased demo recordings, "Mike's Pop Song"
Anna Gaca / October 6, 2017

Review: R.E.M. – Automatic For the People

Pop culture can turn on you, and R.E.M. doesn't want us kids to forget it. "Drive," the first single from Automatic For the People, with…
Charles Aaron / October 5, 2017

R.E.M.’s 1992 Automatic For the People Feature

April 5, 1980. In a ramshackle desanctified church on Oconee Street, in Athens, Georgia, some boho college-types threw a party. Three bands were on the…
Jim Greer / October 5, 2017

Watch Coldplay and R.E.M.’s Peter Buck Cover Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin’”

Before beginning their performance in Portland, Oregon last night, Coldplay held a moment of silence fort the late Tom Petty. The band then invited R.E.M.'s Peter Buck…
Liz Cantrell / October 3, 2017

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, Stereogum / September 21, 2017

R.E.M. Announce Automatic for the People Reissue; Hear the Unreleased “Mike’s Pop Song”

R.E.M. have announced a remastered 25th anniversary reissue of their classic 1992 album Automatic for the People. The deluxe edition includes two previously unreleased songs, one of which, "Mike's…
Anna Gaca / September 14, 2017

Video: Filthy Friends (Sleater Kinney’s Corin Tucker, R.E.M.’s Peter Buck) – “Despierta”

Filthy Friends are a supergroup headed up by Corin Tucker from Sleater-Kinney, and featuring Peter Buck from R.E.M. and respected Pacific-Northwest-based players Scott McCaughey, Bill Rieflin (who…
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 1, 2017

Michael Stipe Defends Radiohead Over Israel Concert Controversy

Radiohead's decision to play at Tel Aviv, Israel this week has been contentious enough to earn a condemnation from Roger Waters, and multiple defenses from…
Brian Josephs / July 17, 2017

Filthy Friends (R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker) Announce Debut LP, Release “The Arrival”

Sleater-Kinney's Corin Tucker and R.E.M.'s Peter Buck are part of a new band called Filthy Friends. Today, they've announced their debut LP Invitation. They've also released…
Geena Kloeppel / June 20, 2017

Michael Stipe Shares Beard Care Tips

The hallmark of Michael Stipe’s post-R.E.M. life has been a gargantuan beard that makes him look like a weary deep sea fisherman. So when Stipe…
Chris DeVille, Stereogum / May 17, 2017

Spoon’s Britt Daniel Talks David Bowie and Recording Hot Thoughts at SXSW Songwriters Panel

Spoon listened to David Bowie "constantly" while recording their new album Hot Thoughts, frontman Britt Daniel said at a South by Southwest panel today. "I ended…
Anna Gaca / March 16, 2017

Michael Stipe and David Letterman Look the Same Now

Earlier this week, New York editor (and former SPIN staffer!) David Marchese published an excellent interview with David Letterman, who is now happily retired and brimming…
Jeremy Gordon / March 8, 2017

Watch Three-Quarters of R.E.M. Reunite to Play “Superman”

Scott McCaughey's band the Minus 5, which often features former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, played at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, Georgia on Tuesday night. On this evening, however,…
Anna Gaca / January 11, 2017

Watch Stephen Colbert, Michael Stipe, James Franco Perform a 2016-Themed Take on R.E.M.’s “It’s The End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”

"Oh yeah, it starts with an outbreak/Zika and Harambe..." Stephen Colbert croons, as a collage of relevant images play behind him. On the Late Show…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 16, 2016

New Music: R.E.M. – “Shiny Happy People 1″ (Demo)

To celebrate Out of Time's 25th birthday, R.E.M. is putting out a deluxe reissue of the album, which includes 19 demo versions of the classic…
Charles Innis / November 11, 2016
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