r.e.m.

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

R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion” Demo Is Pretty Good

In the run-up to the 25th anniversary reissue of their 1991 album Out of Time, R.E.M. have shared an unheard demo version of "Losing My Religion." The lyrics are slightly…
Anna Gaca / October 15, 2016

Watch Michael Stipe Pledge Support for Chelsea Manning in Heartfelt Video

Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. soldier who's currently serving a 35-year sentence for providing classified documents to WikiLeaks in 2010, has been making headlines recently, amid alleged mistreatment…
Anna Gaca / September 14, 2016

Michael Stipe to Perform on ‘The Tonight Show’

Michael Stipe will perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (March 29), marking a return to late-night television for the former R.E.M.
Colin Stutz / March 27, 2016

Peter Buck Talks About R.E.M.’s Breakup in New Interview

Peter Buck, former guitarist for R.E.M., has described the quintessential '80s college radio rockers' 2011 breakup in a new interview with Rolling Stone. Writer and longtime R.E.M.
Anna Gaca / March 14, 2016
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