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R.E.M. (an acronym for Rapid Eye Movement) was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, that was formed in 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and lead vocalist Michael Stipe. One of the first alternative rock bands, R.E.M. was noted for Buck's ringing, arpeggiated guitar style, Stipe's distinctive vocal quality and obscure lyrics, Mills' melodic basslines and backing vocals, and Berry's tight, economical style of drumming. Read more on Last.fm
John Everhart of Rockandrollglobe.com takes a look at R.E.M. At The BBC in this review...
Dec 01, 2018
HELLO EVERYONE and happy end of 2018!!! Below you will find a link to a photographic print that I have made, in an edition of 25, to support the great work of PARTICIPANT INC, a not-for-profit gallery in NYC. http://participantinc.org/
Each print is stamped on the front with the name of the gallery, and signed verso. $600. All proceeds go to the gallery.
Support for the arts is essential— and I am happy to participate in PARTICIPANT!
pictured: Michael Stipe: 49 White Street, turned, now available on Artspace
Nov 30, 2018
R.E.M. At The BBC gets a nod as one of the best live music reissues of 2018 along with releases from the Allman Brothers Band, James Brown, Miles Davis & John Coltrane, The Who, and the Rolling Stones...
Nov 29, 2018
Holiday Gift Guide 2018 from Jim Harrington of mercurynews.com
Nov 28, 2018
"Hello all, here is a really cool song from my friend Bethia; I sing on it and play guitar and percussion."
Nov 26, 2018
Hey Kids... get your R.E.M. throwback/classic shirts--Live in London, Green Woodcut, and Finest Worksong--in time for the holidays. We've got some bonuses, while they last, in the US store.
Nov 25, 2018
R.E.M. At The BBC review at Glide Magazine
Nov 24, 2018
Pictured below is the original master photograph of Michael shot by Michael Plen in Paris on Nov 24th, 1983, at the club Bains-Douches; the photograph was ultimately used on the back cover of Reckoning, the band's second LP. Today marks the 35th anniversary of R.E.M.'s performance at Bains-Douches, and to commemorate this historic occasion, Michael Plen is offering fans an opportunity to purchase the photograph from his site:
A great and rare original for you to own or give to that special R.E.M. fan in your life.
Nov 24, 2018
Michael Shannon and friends will pay tribute to R.E.M.'s third album, Fables of the Reconstruction, at Joe's Pub in NYC on Sunday, Nov. 25th.
Nov 23, 2018
REMHQ's latest newsletter with some great new merch featured...
Nov 22, 2018
Enter to win at Relix !
Nov 22, 2018
R.E.M. At The BBC makes the list along with Dylan, Bowie, the Beatles, et al.
Nov 22, 2018
Earwolves Adam Scott & Scott Aukerman are back again to review the band's BBC box set in their podcast series
Nov 19, 2018
R.E.M.'s Green at 30: "The Acceptable Edge of the Unacceptable Evolves"
Nov 19, 2018
Here's the setlist the band performed in Mexico City their final live show on November 18, 2008:
18 November 2008 - Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico
support: Los Concorde
set: Living Well Is The Best Revenge / I Took Your Name / What's The Frequency, Kenneth? / Fall On Me / Drive / Man-Sized Wreath / Ignoreland / Disturbance At The Heron House / Hollow Man / Imitation Of Life / Electrolite / The Great Beyond / Everybody Hurts / The One I Love / Find The River / Let Me In / Bad Day / Horse To Water / Orange Crush / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
encore: Supernatural Superserious / Losing My Religion / I Believe / Country Feedback / Life And How To Live It / Man On The Moon
Thanks to The R.E.M. Timeline
Nov 18, 2018
Today is the 10th anniversary of the band's last-ever live performance. On this night, the guys performed 26 songs at the Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City. The clip we've shared here features the entire encore from the conclusion of the 2008 Accelerate Tour: "Supernatural Superserious," "Losing My Religion," "I Believe," "Country Feedback," "LIfe And How To Live It," and "Man On The Moon."
Let us know in the comments if you made it out to one of the shows on the Accelerate tour, and if you attended this show in particular. We'll pick one winner from the comments and send that person an Accelerate-related package before the year is out.
Nov 17, 2018
Early murmurs of Monster, part 1:
A year from #Monster25 but the anniversary of that period’s already started for me and my memory bank— right about 25 years ago, we went down to Mexico to have the inevitable discussion we had to have— tour next record (which didn’t exist yet but some songs were in the works)? …Warners, for whom the band had made significant sums from 1988- 1993 (Green, Out of Time, Automatic for the People, with a market pre-ubiquity) spent some of it on jet fuel to get us to their retreat (house) and we went down for a week to assess, reflect, plan, figure things out . . . record would come out late 1994 and tour would start, as the last one (1989) in January in Australia. We decided on a bunch of things… augmenting with extra guitarists (still TBD), Joe (sound) and Willie (lights ++) on loan from the off-year Dubliners, trying to seat 360 even with some sort of screens and imagery, coming home without writing a check back at the end…the basics of business planning more than a year out from when the action would really begin. And then it all happened: babies were born, a hard record got finished and seeds for the followup were planted, a young and gifted Jim Courier played drums in Melbourne, new trails were blazed in far-flung parts of the world we’d never been, FedEx and faxes, and these new cell-phone things, were our go-to devices, videos got filmed (Star 69 in Singapore was a highlight in its crazy audacity), shows were selling out indoors (summer down under, winter throughout Europe), and out (summer in Europe), songs were written (Departure between Singapore and San Sebastian) …it was all going on, and then March 1, Lausanne, when it all came scarily close to all being over…but fate, luck, Bill, God-given talent of doctors and artists and team and it all somehow miraculously resumed and picked back up— the year took further turns and twists, ended up with a strange and poignant momentum of its own despite all that…. and made it to November with the traditional Thanksgiving shows in Atlanta (the Omni not the Fox Theatre this time) …anyway, 1995 was truly “the year that was” in the history of the band) and in my mind, the #Monster25 anniversary dates to those intense meetings in Acapulco 1993— reissue coming next October, with the 40th anniversary of the whole shooting match year after next! #40REM2020!