Brian Eno’s famous quote about the Velvet Underground is stitched into the band’s legacy: “The first Velvet Underground album only sold 10,000 copies, but everyone who bought it formed a band.” Whether or not that […]
Having put out deluxe reissues of much of their output on I.R.S. records, R.E.M. is now turning to their Warner Brothers catalog for anniversary editions. And this year, their major label debut, 1988’s Green, turns […]
Need a last-minute gift for the rock fan in your life? Or do you just need to figure out what to spend that awesome gift card on? We’re here to help, with rundowns of this […]
This Friday, R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck will release his first solo album, following the group’s disbanding in 2011. However, only 2,000 lucky fans will be able to get their hands on the limited-edition, vinyl-only release.
R.E.M.’s 1987 album, “Document,” will get the 25th anniversary treatment on September 25
Have you heard of the Doomsday Clock? This is a figurative timepiece that counts down to “the end.” Yes, THAT end. Armageddon! What’s interesting about this clock is that it doesn’t tick very often. In […]
R.E.M. is on the comeback trail, with 15th album Collapse Into Now released next week alongside short films for each track. As stalwarts of American rock, does R.E.M.’s new material still hold the same excitement […]
This week in 1981, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]R.E.M.[/lastfm] made its first recordings at Bombay Studios in Smyrna, Georgia. The band recorded eight songs that day, including “Radio Free Europe”; three of them would eventually appear, in different […]