R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe Played a Surprise Set in NYC, Covered Perfume Genius and Frank Sinatra

R.E.M. broke up in 2011. It was a sad time, the end of a profound musical reign, but somewhat deserved since the band worked so hard for decades. Earlier this week, though, frontman Michael Stipe returned to the stage and performed in concert much to the surprise of those in the audience. On Monday night, […]

Peter Buck To Release Boldly Titled New Album February 18

Once you reach a certain point in your career as a musician, you can effectively do whatever you want with your art and not worry too much about the ramifications. You can release a album exclusively on an outmoded format, you can do it without any interviews or press releases, and, if you’re really feeling […]

R.E.M. Announces ‘Green’ 25th Anniversary Reissue

Alternative rockers R.E.M. announced today that on May 14 they will be releasing the deluxe edition of their multi-platinum sixth studio album Green through Rhino Records. This album has gone on to sell more than four million copies worldwide. The special two-disc set includes a remastered version of the album, with a disc of live […]

MUSIC VIDEO: R.E.M. – “Blue”, Directed by James Franco and Starring Lindsey Lohan

Last year, R.E.M. released their final album Collapse Into Now. A year and a half later, the band has released their music video for the album’s closing track, “Blue”. The video was directed by none other than Spider-Man and Pineapple Express star, James Franco. According to Pitchfork.com, James Franco signed to work with R.E.M. on […]

History Lesson


On this day in 1980, alternative rock visionaries R.E.M., played their first official concert at the 11:11 Koffee Club in Athens, Georgia. A paltry 150 fans attended the show. Yet, their inner rock-rebelliousness showed even early: the police shut down the quartet’s set at 2am. The Koffee Club show would be the start of a […]

R.E.M. Releasing (Another) Greatest Hits Album

R.E.M have announced plans to release another greatest hits album this coming November 15 via Warner Bros. Records. The news was first reported yesterday by Rollingstone.com and now on Amazon.com lists the compilation, Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011.

R.E.M. Decide To “Call It A Day”

R.E.M. fans are surely going to be sad today. The band have posted up an official statement on their website stating that they are “Calling It A Day” and will be no more. The band has been highly influential to many artists throughout the 80’s and 90’s and will be missed by many. Click past […]

R.E.M. set album release date, debut single

R.E.M. will release their new album, Collapse Into Now, March 8 via Warner Bros. Those interested can stream the album’s first single, “Discoverer,” here.

R.E.M. confirm tracklisting of Collapse Into Now

R.E.M. have announced the tracklisting of their upcoming new album ‘Collapse Into Now‘ produced by Jacknife Lee. It is the group’s latest work since 2008’s ‘Accelerate’.