1. Rewinding the Charts: 20 Years Ago, R.E.M. Had A 'Monster' Smash

    October 15, 2014 10:05 AM EDT On Oct. 15, 1994, the Athens, Ga., band scored its only No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200. As alternative became mainstream in the early- to mid-'90s, thanks largely to grunge acts like Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, R.E.M. likewise rode the wave with its more jangly-pop-leaning…

  2. R.E.M.'s Mike Mills Q&A: 'I Feel Oddly Liberated'

    November 14, 2011 1:03 PM EST Talks Timing of New Career Retrospective, 'Manipulative' Farewell Tours & Telling Bill Berry The first thing you notice when chatting with erstwhile What are the songs you'll miss performing the most? I don't know about a particular song so much as I will miss playing…

  3. R.E.M.'s 'Man On the Moon' Nearly Didn't Happen: Band's Producers Reflect

    September 23, 2011 10:20 PM EDT R.E.M.'s 'Man On the Moon' Nearly Didn't Happen: Band's Producers Reflect "'Man on the Moon' was not going to get finished," Scott Litt recalls of that frenzied day in 1992. What would become one of R.E.M. 's quintessential hits was…

  4. R.E.M. Break Up: 'Our Deepest Thanks for Listening'

    September 21, 2011 1:32 PM EDT Seminal alternative rock group R.E.M. , once arguably the biggest band in the world, called it quits Wednesday (Sept. 21) after 31 years and 15 albums together. In a simple statement on their website , the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers behind landmark albums including "Document" and …

  5. March 3, 2009

    March 03, 2009 2:40 PM EST – R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry undergoes successful brain surgery. Berry collapsed due to a brain aneurysm during a concert in Switzerland. 1994 – Kurt Cobain of Nirvana lapses into a coma in Rome after overdosing on Rohypnol and champagne. 1986 – Singer Stacie Orrico is born in Seattle.…

  6. This Day in Music

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Selling 331,000 copies, Selena's ``Dreaming of You,'' her first English album, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard chart. The slain Tejano singer becomes the first Latin artist ever to debut at No 1995 - Selling 331,000 copies, Selena's ``Dreaming of You,''…

  7. R.E.M. / May 29, 2008 / Los Angeles (Hollywood Bowl)

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Wow." It's a word that pops up a lot in the 2008-era R.E.M. milieu.It's repeated in the lyrics of two new songs from the band's recently released 14 studio album, "Accelerate," a fact that led bassis "Wow." It's a word that pops up a lot in…

  8. This Day in Music

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST - American singer Macy Gray is named best international female artist and best international newcomer at the U.K. recording industry's annual Brit Awards. TLC pick up best international group hon 2000 - American singer Macy Gray is named best international female artist and best…

  9. This Day in Music

    March 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Doreen Waddell, a former vocalist with the group Soul II Soul, dies after fleeing from a store where she had been accused of shoplifting and being struck by cars on a highway outside in Shoreha 2002 - Doreen Waddell, a former vocalist with the group Soul II Soul, dies after fleeing…

  10. This Day in Music

    July 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Selling 331,000 copies, Selena's ``Dreaming of You,'' her first English album, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard chart. The slain Tejano singer becomes the first Latin artist ever to debut at No 1995 - Selling 331,000 copies, Selena's ``Dreaming of You,''…

  11. R.E.M. To Unveil New Songs At Dublin Shows

    March 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. will unveil material intended for its 14th studio album during a five-night run of live dates in Dublin this summer. R.E.M. will unveil material intended for its 14th studio album during a five-night run of live dates in Dublin this summer. The shows, set for June 30, July 1 and July 3…

  12. R.E.M., Van Halen Lead Rock Hall's '07 Class

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Eminent American rock combos R.E.M. and Van Halen, punk poet Patti Smith, pioneering hip-hop outfit Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and influential girl group the Ronettes were inducted into th Eminent American rock combos R.E.M. and Van Halen, punk poet Patti Smith, pioneering hip-hop…

  13. Original R.E.M. Quartet Covers Lennon For Charity

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M.'s original foursome has recorded a cover of John Lennon's "#9 Dream" as the centerpiece of the charity album "Instant Karma: The Campaign to Save Darfur." The song will be released to U.S. radi R.E.M.'s original foursome has recorded a cover of John…

  14. R.E.M. Hitting The Studio With Jacknife Lee

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST R.E.M. will record its 14th studio album this spring with Irish producer Jacknife Lee, best known for his work on U2's "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb" and Snow Patrol's "Final Straw." The project is R.E.M. will record its 14th studio album this spring with…

  15. This Day in Music

    March 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST - American singer Macy Gray is named best international female artist and best international newcomer at the U.K. recording industry's annual Brit Awards. TLC pick up best international group hon 2000 - American singer Macy Gray is named best international female artist and best…

  16. This Day in Music

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Doreen Waddell, a former vocalist with the group Soul II Soul, dies after fleeing from a store where she had been accused of shoplifting and being struck by cars on a highway outside in Shoreha 2002 - Doreen Waddell, a former vocalist with the group Soul II Soul, dies after fleeing…

  17. R.E.M. Thrilled To Join Patti Smith In Rock Hall

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST R.E.M.'s joy at being named a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2007 inductee is made all the more special because the group itself is "wretched" at being retrospective, according to frontman Michael Stipe. R.E.M.'s joy at being named a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2007 inductee is…

  18. R.E.M., Van Halen Lead 2007 Rock Hall Class

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST R.E.M., Van Halen, Patti Smith, the Ronettes and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame March 12 during a ceremony at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Ho R.E.M., Van Halen, Patti Smith, the Ronettes and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five…

  19. Original R.E.M. Members Rock Club Show, Hit The Studio

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It's shaping up to be a banner week for the original four members of R.E.M., who have reconvened to rehearse for a three-song performance at their Saturday (Sept. 16) induction into the Georgia Music It's shaping up to be a banner week for the original four members of R.E.M., who…

  20. R.E.M. Bringing Back The Rock On New Album

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. this week will release classic and rare material from its first five years on I.R.S. Records, but bassist Mike Mills says the veteran group remains most interested in moving forward with new mu R.E.M. this week will release classic and rare material from its first five years on I.R.S.…

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