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The Story of When R.E.M. First Met David Bowie

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Jo Hale/Nicholas Hunt, Getty Images

Former R.E.M. bandmates Michael Stipe and Mike Mills recount meeting Bowie in Switzerland following Bill Berry's aneurysm.

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R.E.M.’s Mike Mills to Release First Classical Work, ‘Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra’

Photo credit: Roger Idenden
Photo credit: Roger Idenden

Mills composed 'Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra' with his childhood friend, Robert McDuffie.

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33 Years Ago: R.E.M. Release Their Subversive and Immersive Debut, ‘Murmur’

Paul Natkin
Paul Natkin

Long before they lost their religion, R.E.M. emerged from the indie underground with a haunting sound that blends folk, post-punk and garage rock into something ethereal.

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32 Years Ago: R.E.M. Help Kickstart Alt-Country With Their Second Album, ‘Reckoning’

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Chris Walter, Getty Images

Tasked with following up their landmark debut, R.E.M. went looser and a little towards the heartland with their hugely influential 1984 effort, 'Reckoning.'

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Wilco, R.E.M. Members Will Play Big Star’s ‘Third’ in Full at Upcoming Tribute Concert

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Big Star's Jody Stephens has planned another tribute concert to the power-pop outfit's 'Third/Sister Lovers,' and Jeff Tweedy, Mike Mills and more will make appearances.

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25 Years Ago: R.E.M. Lose Their Religion and Find Superstardom With ‘Out of Time’

Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

Just as alternative music started to rise from the indie underground into the mainstream, R.E.M. rode the wave to rock radio ubiquity.

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Watch Death Cab for Cutie Cover R.E.M.’s ‘Fall on Me’ With Peter Buck + Mike Mills

Peter Buck / Death Cab for Cutie / Mike Mills
Paras Griffin / Kevin Winter / Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images

Death Cab for Cutie closed out Peter Buck's 2016 Todos Santos Music Festival in Mexico with an all-star cover of the R.E.M. classic.

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17 Years Ago: R.E.M. Lose Their Drummer But Still Move ‘Up’

Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.

Bill Berry's departure marked a whole new direction for R.E.M. Were their fans ready for it?

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Mike Mills Has ‘Finally Arrived’ … on a Baseball Trading Card

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Paul Kane, Getty Images

Collecting baseball cards and memorabilia is a whole world unto itself.

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R.E.M.’s Mike Mills Co-Stars in Parody Video for ‘Stop the Presses’

Levinson Brothers
Levinson Brothers

Last summer, comedians teamed with musicians to put out ‘2776,’ a parody compilation album created by Rob Kutner and brothers Stephen and Joel Moss Levinson.

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