Edgar Wright Announces Baby Driver Volume 2 Soundtrack Featuring Run the Jewels, Sky Ferreira, R.E.M., and More

Last summer, Baby Driver was one of the biggest (and best) music films in years, and now director Edgar Wright has announced plans to release…
Rob Arcand / March 17, 2018

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 last night,…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / January 6, 2018

Listen to R.E.M. Discuss the Making of “Try Not to Breathe” On Song Exploder

R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe and Mike Mills are the most recent guests on Hrishikesh Hirway's Song Exploder. On the podcast, they discuss the genesis of their mournful…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 20, 2017

Watch R.E.M.’s Automatic for the People Documentary Automatic Unearthed

R.E.M. have pulled out all the stops for the recent 25th anniversary of their landmark album Automatic for the People, with a 25th anniversary reissue featuring unreleased demos…
Monique Melendez / December 8, 2017

Watch Sleater-Kinney/R.E.M. Supergroup Filthy Friends Perform on Carson Daly

Filthy Friends, the supergroup formed by Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney and R.E.M.'s Peter Buck, appeared on Last Call With Carson Daly. Performing at the Teragram Ballroom…
Liz Cantrell / November 9, 2017

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
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