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R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe and Mike Mills Look Back at Out of Time at 30

An anniversary can be celebrated with champagne or a vacation but Michael Stipe and Mike Mills from R.E.M. decided to honor the 30th anniversary of Out…
Katherine Turman / March 12, 2021

Michael Stipe Pens New Song for NYC Art Exhibit

Lyrics to a new song by R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe are part of an art installation that opens at New York City gallery Participation Inc.
Katherine Turman / September 3, 2020

R.E.M., Hayley Williams, Phoebe Bridgers and More Share Songs for Charity

R.E.M., Hayley Williams, Jamila Woods, Phoebe Bridgers, Angel Olsen and more contributed previously unreleased originals and covers of artists including the Cure and Joni Mitchell…
Katherine Turman / September 2, 2020

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The 50 Best Alt-Rock Love Songs

Not all love songs are romantic. Not all love songs are even happy. It all depends on your definition of the term. For…
SPIN Staff / February 12, 2021

The 35 Best Albums of the Last 35 Years

Let’s face it: With most "Best Albums" lists, you know the broad strokes of the ranking before you even click. Part of that…
SPIN Staff / December 6, 2020

Death Cab for Cutie Announce EP With Covers of TLC, R.E.M. to Support Georgia Runoff Elections

Ever wanted to hear Ben Gibbard sing "Waterfalls" by TLC for a good cause? If so, you have some weird desires, but you're also in…
Josh Chesler / December 2, 2020

The Most Influential Artists: #8 R.E.M.

As part of our 35th anniversary, we’re naming the most influential artists of the past 35 years. Today, we’re at #8. From Athens,…
Bobby Olivier / November 29, 2020

The 35 Best Videos of the Last 35 Years

SPIN launched in the peak MTV era, when an innovative — or even just salacious — music video could make or break an…
SPIN Staff / November 26, 2020

Netflix’s Song Exploder Will Feature R.E.M., Alicia Keys and More

Since 2014, Hrishikesh Hirway has been sitting down with musicians to talk about how they imagined and created their biggest hits on the Song Exploder podcast.
Emily Tan / September 17, 2020

Michael Stipe Calls Donald Trump a ‘Sack of Lies’ and Discusses New Music With Seth Meyers

Michael Stipe appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers on Wednesday night (Sept. 16) to talk about his online installtion with PlanYourVote.org. But before the…
Emily Tan / September 17, 2020

R.E.M., Hayley Williams, Phoebe Bridgers and More Share Songs for Charity

R.E.M., Hayley Williams, Jamila Woods, Phoebe Bridgers, Angel Olsen and more contributed previously unreleased originals and covers of artists including the Cure and Joni Mitchell…
Katherine Turman / September 2, 2020

The 25 Best Soundtrack Albums of the 1990s

In the 1980s, music and film collided for cross-promotional blockbusters both transcendent (Purple Rain) and transcendently cheesy (Footloose). In the ‘90s, soundtracks continued to sell…
Al Shipley / August 27, 2020

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

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
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