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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

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

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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

Michael Stipe Releases New Solo Single “Drive To The Ocean” to Protest Climate Change

R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe has released his second solo single. "Drive to the Ocean" follows "Your Capricious Soul," his first-ever solo song from back in…
Rob Arcand / January 4, 2020

R.E.M.’s 25th Anniversary Edition of Monster and Its Previously Unreleased Demos Are Here At Last

The deluxe 25th anniversary box set of R.E.M.'s Monster is finally here. The release arrived a little more than a month after the quadruple-platinum album marked its anniversary on…
Will Gottsegen / November 1, 2019

Michael Stipe Reads Vedic Scripture, Buys Dog Food in Bulk, and Has Great Taste in Shelves

R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe answered a series of vaguely impersonal questions about everything from his worst habits to his taste in art in a new interview with The New York Times'
SPIN Staff / October 28, 2019

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
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