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 ...

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

    November 14, 2011 1:03 PM EST 0 0 0 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 par ...

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

    September 23, 2011 10:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    September 21, 2011 1:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 landmar ...

  6. 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 – ...

  7. 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, Se ...

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

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "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.&qu ...

  9. 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 b ...

  10. 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 th ...

  11. 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, Se ...

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

    March 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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. T ...

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

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 Hale ...

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

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 orig ...

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

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

  16. 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 b ...

  17. 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 th ...

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

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 Ronette ...

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

    September 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 m ...

  22. R.E.M. Plots One-Off Berry Reunion, New Album

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R.E.M. will perform three songs with original drummer Bill Berry to celebrate its induction into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, to be held Sept. 16 in Atlanta. Berry has only played three times with R.E.M. will perform three songs with original dru ...

  23. R.E.M. Plots One-Off Berry Reunion, New Album

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Band to be inducted to Georgia Music Hall of Fame. R.E.M. will perform three songs with original drummer Bill Berry to celebrate its induction into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, to be held Sept. 16 in Atlanta. Berry has only played three times w ...

  24. This Day in Music

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1978 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Miss You," The Rolling Stones. The song is the band's eighth No. 1 single.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1995 - Selling 331,000 copies, Selena&# ...

  25. Early Rarities, Live Clips Highlight R.E.M. CD/DVD

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R.E.M.'s pre-major label stint on I.R.S. Records will be anthologized on two CDs and a DVD due Sept. 12. "And I Feel Fine" will be available as both a single-disc CD package and a double-disc set with R.E.M.'s pre-major label sti ...

  26. R.E.M. Reunites With Berry, Buck Plays 'Slow'

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For the second time in a year, R.E.M. reunited with original drummer Bill Berry on stage in the group's Athens, Ga., home base. For the second time in a year, R.E.M. reunited with original drummer Bill Berry on stage in the group's Athens, ...

  27. This Day in Music

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1995 - </b>R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry undergoes successful brain surgery. Berry collapsed due to a brain aneurysm during a concert in Switzerland.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - American sing ...

  28. This Day in Music

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Sony Music Distribution raises wholesale prices on audio CDs by 8 cents.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Doreen Waddell, a former vocalist with the group Soul II Soul, dies after f ...

  29. Original R.E.M. Members Rock Athens Wedding

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A few hundred lucky wedding guests got the surprise of their life Saturday (Oct. 8) as R.E.M.'s original four members reunited to play a seven-song set at the wedding of R.E.M. guitar tech Dewitt Burt A few hundred lucky wedding guests got the ...

  30. This Day in Music

    July 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1978 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Miss You," The Rolling Stones. The song is the band's eighth No. 1 single.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1995 - Selling 331,000 copies, Selena&# ...

  31. This Day in Music

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>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 gr 2000 - American singer Macy Gra ...

  32. This Day in Music

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>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 2002 - Doreen Waddell, a former vocal ...

  33. Hot Product

    February 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R.E.M. R.E.M. Revisited Reissues of R.E.M.'s nine albums for Warner Bros. arrive this week via Rhino in newly created CD/DVD editions. The initiative encompasses the studio albums "Green," "Out of Time," "Automatic for ...

  34. R.E.M. Catalog Set For Refurbishing

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R.E.M.'s nine albums for Warner Bros. will be reissued early next year in newly created CD/DVD editions. Due Feb. 15 via Rhino, the initiative encompasses the studio albums "Green," "Out of Time," "Au R.E.M.'s nine ...

  35. R.E.M. Tour Ends With A Bang

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R.E.M. wrapped its fall North American tour Saturday (Oct. 11) with a show at Atlanta's Phillips Arena. Friday's penultimate concert in Raleigh, N.C., featured a surprise guest appearance by former dr R.E.M. wrapped its fall North American ...

  36. This Day in Music

    July 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1995 - </b>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 1995 - Selling 331,000 ...

  37. This Day in Music

    March 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>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 gr 2000 - American singer Macy Gra ...

  38. This Day in Music

    March 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>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 2002 - Doreen Waddell, a former vocal ...

  39. R.E.M. Recharges For 2003 Tour

    December 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R.E.M. has begun announcing dates for its first extensive world tour since 1998. The trek will begin June 27 at the U.K.'s long-running Glastonbury Festival and so far includes 18 European festival an R.E.M. has begun announcing dates for its f ...

  40. Zevon Diagnosed With Untreatable Cancer

    September 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Enigmatic singer/songwriter Warren Zevon is suffering from lung cancer that has advanced to an untreatable stage. Since receiving the diagnosis last month, the artist has been spending time with his c Enigmatic singer/songwriter Warren Zevon is suff ...

  41. This Day in Music

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1995 - </b>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 debu 1995 - Sell ...

  42. Reveal

    May 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After 1998's lethargic, often emotionally distant Up, R.E.M. After 1998's lethargic, often emotionally distant Up, R.E.M. firmly reconnect on its 12th full-length recording—the first to offer full-band instrumentation since the departure o ...

  43. R.E.M. Celebrates 20 Years With 'Unplugged'

    May 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 There was much cause for celebration at the MTV studios in New York's Times Square Monday night (May 21), as two venerable acronymned institutions commemorated their 20th anniversaries: music channel There was much cause for celebration at the ...

  44. R.E.M. Confirms Free Toronto Show

    May 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R.E.M.'s promotional performance plans in support of its upcoming album are growing in North America. The band is set to play a May 17 free outdoor concert in downtown Toronto, just two days after War R.E.M.'s promotional performance plans ...

  45. R.E.M. To Headline London Benefit Concert

    April 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R.E.M. will headline an April 29 open-air concert in London's Trafalgar Square in celebration of South Africa Day. Other acts slated to perform include the Corrs and Spice Girl Mel B. Proceeds will go R.E.M. will headline an April 29 open-air c ...

  46. Billboard Bits: R.E.M., Robbie Williams, Johnny Cash

    February 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on R.E.M., Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Bill Berry, Mike Mills, Robbie Williams, Johnny Cash R.E.M. has chosen "Imitation Of Life" as the first single from its upcoming album "Reveal," due May 15 on Warner Bros. Band members M ...

  47. R.E.M. Will 'Reveal' New Album In May

    January 11, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R.E.M.'s forthcoming Warner Bros. album will be titled "Reveal," and is set for a May release, according to a posting on the pioneering modern rock act's official Web site. After deliberating over the R.E.M.'s forthcoming Wa ...