Hear R.E.M.’s 2003 Live Version of “Orange Crush” From New R.E.M. at the BBC Box Set

Earlier this month, R.E.M. announced R.E.M. at the BBC, an extensive, career-spanning box set collecting various archival live broadcasts, Peel sessions, a headlining set from the 1999 Glastonbury Festival,…
Anna Gaca / September 20, 2018

R.E.M. Announce Massive R.E.M. at the BBC Box Set

R.E.M. has announced a new career-spanning R.E.M. at the BBC box set. Available in digital, 2-CD, 2-LP and a Super Deluxe 8-CD/1-DVD box set editions, the collection assembles…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 6, 2018

Michael Stipe Explains Why He’s Leaving Instagram: “I Think That We Deserve Better”

R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe says that he's leaving the toxic world of Instagram and possibly social media in general. In a new interview with BBC…
Rob Arcand / September 2, 2018

This Haunting Photo of Thom Yorke and Michael Stipe Demands Your Consideration

Michael Stipe, he of R.E.M., is a visual artist, and has been focusing on that line of creative inspiration in recent years. In May, he released…
Winston Cook-Wilson / July 13, 2018

Video: Arthur Buck – “Are You Electrified?”

Arthur Buck—the logically named combination of former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck and singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur—have released their second new song, a feel-good blues-pop number titled "Are You…
Anna Gaca / May 2, 2018

Hear a 10-Second Teaser of New Solo Material from R.E.M. Frontman Michael Stipe

R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe has shared a new 10-second snippet of solo material in support of today's March for Our Lives rally taking place in…
Rob Arcand / March 24, 2018

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
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