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R.E.M.’s Hometown Featured in New ‘Made in America’ Video

Budweiser's Made in America documentary series stopped by Athens, Ga., to delve into its vast, yet relatively unknown, music history.

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Lost & Found: Some Kids From Athens Called R.E.M. Play ‘Letterman’ in 1983

While fans of guitar pop may be split on R.E.M.'s later work, there's no denying the energy and charisma these fellows had when they first blipped on the music radar in the early '80s.

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Larry Busacca, Getty Images
Larry Busacca, Getty Images

Michael Stipe Unveils First Music Since R.E.M.’s Breakup

Since R.E.M. broke up in 2011, singer Michael Stipe has been relatively quiet.

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Laura Levine
Laura Levine

R.E.M. Unleash a Ton of Rarities With Remastered Digital Catalog

R.E.M.'s entire catalog -- the I.R.S. albums, the Warner Bros. albums -- has been remastered and is now available on iTunes.

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Scott Gries, Getty Images

R.E.M.’s Peter Buck Announces New Band With Other Indie-Rock Royalty

Former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck revealed that he and a handful of other rock royals are forming a new band they call super-Earth.

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Ed Colver

R.E.M.’s ‘Reckoning’ – A Look Back on the Band’s Second LP

Not long after wrapping the tour in support of their debut album in 1983, R.E.M. returned to the North Carolina studio where they made ‘Murmur.’

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Laura Levine

‘Murmur’ – A Look Back on R.E.M.’s Masterpiece

By the time R.E.M. released their debut album on April 12, 1983, the buzz was already swirling.

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Carlos Alvarez, Getty Images

In Defense of … R.E.M.’s ‘Monster’

Back when people still paid actual money to buy actual albums, I was a budget-conscious teenager bent on getting the most music for my dollar.

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Anton Corbjin

R.E.M.’s ‘Out of Time’ – A Classic Album Revisited

‘Out of Time’ played to R.E.M.’s legacy and advanced it. Employing mandolin, organ, harpsichord, strings, horns and even rapper KRS-One, the album is the group’s most diverse.

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Sandra Lee Phipps

25 Years Ago: R.E.M.’s ‘Green’ Album Released

In 1988, after kicking around for more than five years as America’s indie-rock kings, R.E.M. finally decided to take advantage of their growing fan base, increased record sales and recent Top 10 hit. They left the hip indie label I.R.S. Records for Warner Bros., a major record company that reportedly offered them around $10 million, and retreated to Memphis to begin working on the follow-up to ‘Document,’ which spawned the group’s first hit single, ‘The One I Love.’

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