the b-52s

R.E.M.: Our 1986 Cover Story

This article originally appeared on the October 1986 issue of SPIN. Pretty Persuasion I can't imagine R.E.M. vocalist Michael Stipe trying to sell…
Barry Walters / August 10, 2019

The B-52s Announce 40th Anniversary Tour

The B-52s are hitting the road this May to celebrate what the band is billing as their 40th anniversary. Well, technically, this year marks the…
Maggie Serota / April 9, 2019

Ohmme – “Give Me Back My Man” (The B-52s Cover)

Ohmme have released a cover of The B-52s’ "Give Me Back My Man" as part of an upcoming 7". It’s a frayed, distorted take on…
Will Gottsegen / January 17, 2019

Sleater-Kinney and Fred Armisen Play ‘Rock Lobster’ in New York

Say this: Once you've seen Sleater-Kinney and Fred Schneider Armisen play "Rock Lobster" together, you wonder how they ever pretended to be anything but a…
Andrew Unterberger / December 14, 2015

Q&A: Kate Pierson on Writing Her Solo Album With Sia and Getting Kicked Out of Her Own Show

Singing "Rock Lobster," "Roam," "Love Shack," and other recognizable staples in her long-running "dance band from Athens, Georgia," the B-52s, Kate Pierson has long been…
Dan Weiss / February 11, 2015

Kate Pierson Stands Up for Sea Turtles in ‘Bring Your Arms’

With a few weeks left to go before her debut solo album surfaces, B-52's founding member Kate Pierson has unleashed Guitars and Microphones' second single and lyric…
Rachel Brodsky / January 5, 2015

The B-52s’ Kate Pierson Announces Debut Solo Album, ‘Guitars and Microphones’

B-52s founding member Kate Pierson has announced plans to release her debut solo album, Guitars and Microphones, on February 17 via Lazy Meadow/Kobalt. Produced by Tim…
Rachel Brodsky / December 2, 2014