REM

The Genius Of… Automatic For The People by REM

REM’s eighth album may not have been the strident mainstream rock record many expected as a follow-up to 1991’s breakthrough Out Of Time, but it’s a refined, multifaceted masterwork that pointed the way for a generation of alternative guitar bands.

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek says it’s “not enough” to release music every 3-4 years, musicians respond

David Crosby and R.E.M.’s Mike Mills both gave strongly-worded rebuttals to Ek’s comments.

R.E.M. announce a broadcast of their 1999 Glastonbury headline set

“I felt triumphant every time we played Glastonbury,” said Michael Stipe.

From R.E.M. to Filthy Friends, Peter Buck puts song above self

The R.E.M. man talks guitar chemistry, raw riffs and Emerald Valley, his latest album with Filthy Friends, which also features Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker.

Listen to REM, Thom Yorke’s rendition of “E-Bow the Letter”

The track will feature in REM’s sprawling BBC sessions box set.
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