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Athens, Ga., has a long and storied musical history that dates all the way back to the Civil War. So when a young art student named Michael Stipe met a record store clerk named Peter Buck, it was only natural that they put a band together to join in the already thriving music scene in town. After Mike Mills and Bill Berry filled out the band’s rhythm section, the quartet played their first show in 1980 at a birthday party. The following year, they recorded ‘Radio Free Europe’ and took their first steps toward becoming one of the biggest bands in the world. Relentless touring and recording earned the band attention from college radio stations. By the time the ‘90s rolled around, the single, ‘Losing My Religion,’ insured the band’s position in the mainstream. Although R.E.M. disbanded in 2011, they left behind a rich and extensive catalog capable of keeping even the most ardent music fans busy for quite a while.

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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Watch Members of Wilco, R.E.M. and Sleater-Kinney Cover David Bowie in Mexico

YouTube
YouTube

The stars aligned at this past weekend's kickoff of the annual Todos Santos Music Festival in Mexico for a few high-powered covers in honor of the late legend.

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Watch R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe Open for Patti Smith, Cover Neil Young, the Doors + More

Vittorio Zunino Celotto, Getty Images
Vittorio Zunino Celotto, Getty Images

Patti Smith played a concert in New York City last night, and she treated concertgoers to a very special surprise opener: Michael Stipe.

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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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25 Years Ago: R.E.M. Pick Up A Pinch Singer and Become Hindu Love Gods

Giant/Reprise
Giant/Reprise

R.E.M. with Warren Zevon on vocals? It happened 25 years ago.

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R.E.M.’s Peter Buck Announces ‘Warzone Earth’ Featuring Jeff Tweedy, Krist Novoselic + More

Jason Merritt/Paras Griffin/Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
Jason Merritt/Paras Griffin/Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Buck describes the vinyl-only release as his "best solo record" and "magnum opus."

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19 Years Ago: R.E.M. Embark On ‘New Adventures in Hi-Fi’

Anton Corbijn
Anton Corbijn

The last album to feature all four R.E.M. band members and recorded on the road, 'New Adventure in Hi-Fi' remains an underrated classic.

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50 Rock Facts You May Not Know

Paul Zimmerman / Jo Hale / Sean Gardner, Getty Images
Paul Zimmerman / Jo Hale / Sean Gardner, Getty Images

Which landmark '90s album was recorded in a haunted house? Which legendary frontman worked at Long John Silver's for decades? Find out here.

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16 Most Underrated R.E.M. Songs

Worst to First: R.E.M.
By: Tim Karan / Photo: Anton Corbjin

Limiting ourselves to only 16 favorite R.E.M. deep cuts was tough, but we managed.

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10 Best Album Opening Tracks

Jack White / Jason Isbell / Zack de la Rocha
Michael Buckner / Mike Coppola / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Even in this ever-changing digital world of music, the first track on an album, both past and present, serves as a master of ceremonies of sorts.

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