1. Rhett Miller on New Solo Album 'The Traveler,' Working With Peter Buck & Decemberists

    May 26, 2015 10:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 Texas-bred singer-songwriter Rhett Miller has been making music since the late 1980s, most famously with the alt-country group The Old 97's . But over his long career, Rhett's kept an open mind to collaboration, and on his new solo album, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Tuatara's New Album Features Peter Buck, Mike McCready; Song Premiere (Listen)

    June 05, 2014 2:50 PM EDT 1.054 k 61 0 Tuatara, the long-running project led by Mad Season/Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin and rounded out by a rotating cast of all-stars that includes R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and Pearl Jam's Mike McCready, returns for its first record ...

  4. Nirvana Joined By Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, St. Vincent, Lorde at Rock Hall Ceremony

    April 11, 2014 3:30 AM EDT The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame audience had to wait a long time for Nirvana to hit the Barclays Center stage on Thursday night. More than four hours into a show that veered between galvanizing and grueling, the band's surviving members, Dave ...

  5. CBGB Music Festival & Conference Coming to NYC

    May 08, 2012 10:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Following the Summer Festival, Investors Have Plans to Reopen the Shuttered Club Although CBGB officially closed its famed New York location in 2006, the shuttered club -- founded by Hilly Kristal in 1973 -- has lived on through CBGB fashions and ra ...

  6. CBGB Music Festival & Conference Coming to NYC

    May 08, 2012 10:15 AM EDT Although CBGB officially closed its famed New York location in 2006, the shuttered club -- founded by Hilly Kristal in 1973 -- has lived on through CBGB fashions and radio. Now, the first ever CBGB festival will take place July 5-8 at venues acros ...

  7. SXSW 2012: 9 Things Seen, Heard & Thrown Saturday

    March 18, 2012 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 A drunken brawl at the A$AP Rocky Show... a throbbing set by Skrillex... Matthew McConaughey playing his beloved congas... Here are 10 things from Saturday's South By Southwest that you might have missed -- even if you were in the audience. 1. ...

  8. Big Star Film an 'Unofficial Work in Progress'

    March 12, 2012 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The documentary "Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me" is still "an unofficial work in progress" according to director Drew Denicola. But that's not stopping he and his partners from rolling it out for a sneak peak at this week ...

  9. Rare R.E.M. Demo Tape Circa 1981 Surfaces

    October 04, 2011 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Just weeks after R.E.M. 's breakup following a three-decade run, a rare cassette from the band's earliest days has hit the Internet. Thanks to a blog, "The Power of Independent Trucking," and a generous reader, R.E.M. diehards an ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. R.E.M. Break Up: 'Our Deepest Thanks for Listening' (Update)

    September 21, 2011 1:41 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 landma ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. R.E.M.'s Stipe Presents 'Collapse' Short Films at SXSW

    March 17, 2011 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Stipe's impetus for R.E.M. 's Collapse Into Now Film Project aren't all that lofty. He just wants "to try to reimagine what an album is in 2011." "The challenge to me is, 'What is an album, and how can we e ...

  14. R.E.M. Calls 'Collapse Into Now' Their Best Album in 20 Years

    February 09, 2011 10:19 AM EST 0 0 0 R .E.M. 's Michael Stipe, Mike Mills and Peter Buck are apparently as excited as their fans about their upcoming 15th studio release, "Collapse Into Now." Bassist Mills calls the 12-track collection "our best record since 'O ...

  15. The Decemberists Look Back to Roots for 'The King is Dead'

    January 17, 2011 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A decade after the band formed -- and five years and two albums after it signed to Capitol -- the Decemberists are returning to their folk-rock roots. At just the right time, perhaps: The team surrounding the Portland, Ore. band says this is the gro ...

  16. R.E.M. and Eddie Vedder Collaboration, 'It Happened Today,' Leaks

    December 21, 2010 11:41 AM EST 0 0 0 While R.E.M. has already previewed its fifteenth studio album "Collapse Into Now" with the release of lead track "Discoverer" last month, a new collaboration with Pearl Jam 's Eddie Vedder has hit the web. "It Happened ...

  17. New R.E.M. Album, 'Collapse Into Now,' Out March 8

    December 17, 2010 6:25 PM EST 0 0 0 R .E.M. has announced a March 8, 2011 release date for "Collapse Into Now," their 15th studio album and follow-up to 2008's "Accelerate." The 12-track album was produced by Jacknife Lee, who recorded with the band in New Orl ...

  18. The Decemberists Let 'King' Songs Come Naturally, Eye Stage Musical

    December 08, 2010 9:04 AM EST 0 0 0 While The Decemberists have their hands full in the coming months with the Jan. 18 release of their sixth album "The King is Dead," fans could see a Decemberists-penned Broadway musical from the Portland folk-rockers in the future. "P ...

  19. Billboard Bits: Britney Spears Tries to Protect Herself in Court, Kanye Delivers a Quirky Speech

    November 02, 2010 7:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Britney Spears Trying to Protect Personal Information in Court Britney Spears reportedly wants to move an upcoming hearing with former bodyguard Fernando Flores, who clai ...

  20. R.E.M. Finishes Recording New Album

    September 21, 2010 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R .E.M. has finished recording its 15th studio album with producer Jacknife Lee ( U2 , Snow Patrol ), who helmed 2008's "Accelerate" for the band. The disc is set for a tentative spring 2011 release. Singer Michael Stipe, bassist Mike ...

  21. Eminem Returns To U.K. Chart Summit

    July 19, 2010 7:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 As Eminem 's "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) started a second stint as the U.K.'s No. 1 album, American artist-producer B.O.B. achieved his second consecutive chart-topping single with "Airplanes" (Rebel Rock/Atlantic ...

  22. R.E.M. Spins 'Accelerate' Rehersal Gigs Into New Live Release

    August 24, 2009 12:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 R.E.M. 's 2007 "working rehearsals" in Ireland for its latest studio album, 2008's "Accelerate," are the subject of the group's new live album, "R.E.M. Live at the Olympia," which comes out Oct. 27. The t ...

  23. R.E.M. Surprises At Carnegie Hall Tribute

    March 12, 2009 9:46 AM EDT 0 0 0 R.E.M. made a surprise appearance last night (March 11) at Carnegie Hall. The band was being honored with a tribute show that boasted 20 different performers interpreting R.E.M.’s vast catalog. Stipe was humbled by the depth and range of the evening ...

  24. Merge To Celebrate 20th With Chapel Hill Fest

    January 08, 2009 1:14 PM EST 0 0 0 Merge Records will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a five-day music festival this summer in its homebase of Chapel Hill, N.C. Dubbed XX Merge, the July 22-26 event is expected to feature past and present bands from throughout the label's hi ...

  25. This Day in Music

    December 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Rapper 50 Cent and veteran modern rock act Green Day are the toast of Las Vegas, as each nab six trophies at the 2005 Billboard Music Awards. 50, who is the top finalist with mentions in eight 2005 - Rapper 50 Cent and veteran modern rock act ...

  26. Merge Turns 20 With Curated Boxed Set

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 North Carolina indie Merge Records will celebrate its 20th anniversary with the release of SCORE!, a subscription-only boxed set. North Carolina indie Merge Records will celebrate its 20th anniversary with the release of SCORE!, a subscription-only ...

  27. This Day in Music

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies in L.A. of apparent cardiac arrest. He is 52. Braunn had been suffering from a "debilitating physical ailment," according to a post on his official Web 2003 - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik B ...

  28. R.E.M. Will Revisit 'Early Days' On Summer Tour

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After delighting fans with rarities such as "Second Guessing" and "Animal" at its performances thus far this year, R.E.M. is promising to dig further into its vaults for its return to the road on May After delighting fans with ra ...

  29. This Day in Music

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Onstage in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Springsteen takes a stand against hunger by donating all of the proceeds from a tour rehearsal show to World Hunger Year (WHY), which was co-founded in 1975 2005 - Onstage in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Spring ...

  30. This Day in Music

    April 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Singer/songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gene Pitney dies in Wales at the age of 65. 2006 - Singer/songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gene Pitney dies in Wales at the age of 65. 2005 - The Library of Congress announces the th ...

  31. Pedal To The Metal

    March 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After two consecutive albums dominated by mid-tempo fare, R.E.M. gets back to its stripped-down, fast-paced rock roots on "Accelerate," due this week via Warner Bros. After two consecutive albums dominated by mid-tempo fare, R.E.M. gets ba ...

  32. R.E.M. Brings London Apple Store Up To Speed

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R.E.M. showcased its new album, "Accelerate" (Warner Bros.), alongside obscure old songs during an intimate showcase for fans and media at the Apple Store on London's Regent Street. R.E.M. showcased its new album, "Accelerate&quo ...

  33. The Billboard Q&A: R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 On the eve of the release of R.E.M.'s new album, "Accelerate," frontman Stipe spoke to Billboard.com about the set's "really fast, really raw" take on politics, teenage geekdom and the media, the band Think fast. R.E.M. ...

  34. R.E.M. Rocks Hard On New 'Accelerate'

    January 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After two consecutive albums dominated by mid-tempo fare, R.E.M. gets back to its stripped-down, fast-paced rock roots on "Accelerate," due April 1 via Warner Bros. The 11-track set, which gets in and After two consecutive albums dominated ...

  35. This Day in Music

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Rapper 50 Cent and veteran modern rock act Green Day are the toast of Las Vegas, as each nab six trophies at the 2005 Billboard Music Awards. 50, who is the top finalist with mentions in eight 2005 - Rapper 50 Cent and veteran modern rock act ...

  36. Hitchcock Clears Archives, Preps New Album

    October 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "I Wanna Go Backwards" is more than just the title of Robyn Hitchcock's upcoming boxed set. It's a theme that will stretch into next year -- until he releases a new album with his latest band, the Ven "I Wanna Go Backwards&q ...

  37. R.E.M. Reluctant To Pin Down New Album Direction

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R.E.M. is "two-thirds to three-quarters of the way through" its next album, according to the group's Mike Mills, which means it's on target for a 2008 release, most likely some time in the spring. But R.E.M. is "two-thirds t ...

  38. This Day in Music

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik Braunn dies in L.A. of apparent cardiac arrest. He is 52. Braunn had been suffering from a "debilitating physical ailment," according to a post on his official Web 2003 - Iron Butterfly guitarist Erik B ...

  39. R.E.M. Wraps Dublin Run With New Tunes, Rarities

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R.E.M. finished its weeklong residency at Dublin's Olympia Theatre last night (July 5) with a set that featured 11 new songs as well as older, much more obscure material, some of which hadn't been pla R.E.M. finished its weeklong residency ...

  40. This Day in Music

    April 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Onstage in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Springsteen takes a stand against hunger by donating all of the proceeds from a tour rehearsal show to World Hunger Year (WHY), which was co-founded in 1975 2005 - Onstage in Asbury Park, N.J., Bruce Spring ...

  41. This Day in Music

    April 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Singer/songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gene Pitney dies in Wales at the age of 65. 2006 - Singer/songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gene Pitney dies in Wales at the age of 65. 2005 - The Library of Congress announces the th ...

  42. Morello, Townshend Kick Out The Jams At SXSW

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With hundreds of performances every day, its identity as a festival is pretty easily established. But two particularly special performances on Thursday (March 15th) marked South by Southwest's second With hundreds of performances every day, its ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. This Day in Music

    December 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>It is announced that Gabriel Gomez has been charged with the kidnapping and murder of his half-sister Sandra Rosas, wife of Los Lobos singer/guitarist Cesar Rosas. She disappears from he 2005 - Rapper 50 Cent and veteran mo ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. Pete Yorn

    August 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pete Yorn enjoys some time off in the city of Angels. Just landed at LAX.....got 3/4 of a day in los angeles to relax....I had to stop off on way home from airport at pepe's tacos on centinella....had a serious al pastor craving. It's pret ...

  49. This Day in Music

    July 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Iron Maiden drummer Michael "Nicko" McBrain is arrested and charged with assault after hitting a parking attendant with his car, according to reports. The incident occurs backstage at th 2003 - Iron Butterfly guit ...

  50. Billboard Bits: Robyn Hitchcock, John Anderson, Tapes 'N Tapes

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter Robyn Hitchcock gets an assist from R.E.M./Minus 5 principals Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey and Bill Rieflin on his new album, "Ole! Tarantula." Singer/songwriter Robyn Hitchcock gets an assist from R.E.M./Minus 5 principal ...

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