Curated R.E.M. Playlists by Friends & Family at Spotify


    We’re excited about a series of special playlists curated by our Friends & Family… fellow musicians, novelists, chefs, and others who took the time to put together their list of favorite R.E.M. tunes on Spotify. This week features Dave Eggers, Tabitha Soren, and Patterson Hood. Future spottifiers include Brian Molko of Placebo, tennis pro … Continued

Rolling Stone’s Oral History of OUT OF TIME


When R.E.M. finished the lengthy tour supporting their 1988 album, Green, a sea change took over the group. “I was a little bored with guitar,” Peter Buck tells Rolling Stone in a confident, resolute tone. “I had been playing it eight hours a day for all of my life.”

Video: Michael & Mike’s Interview on the Today Show


  Check out Michael’s interview with Willie Geist on the Sunday edition of the Today Show:   http://www.today.com/video/r-e-m-singer-michael-stipe-on-losing-my-religion-s-success-i-couldn-t-go-anywhere-813548099890

Watch the Guardian Interview with Mike & Michael


Mike and Michael did an interview with the Guardian in London at the Borderline this morning in conjunction with the release of the 25th Anniversary Edition of Out Of Time. Watch the interview here:

The Guardian Talks to Band Members on the 25th Anniversary of Out Of Time


“Michael Stipe stops in mid-sentence. Something is bothering him. “I’m gonna fix your collar,” he says. “It’s gonna drive me crazy. I wouldn’t think of anything but your collar for the rest of my life.” He stands up, walks around the table from his side to mine, and – as every fibre of my being … Continued

R.E.M.: Album by Album Series


UDiscoverMusic has posted the first installment in their series, R.E.M. Album By Album. The first entry–including music, videos, history, and visuals–covers the IRS years and can be viewed at https://uDiscover.lnk.to/REM-TheEarlyYears