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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.

How R.E.M. Threw Out the Rule Book Then Became Superstars With ‘Out of Time’

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Warner Bros.

Gutsy and creatively free, 'Out of Time' did things other R.E.M. albums hadn't.

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Members of R.E.M., Wilco, Yo La Tengo Come Together to Pay Tribute to Big Star on ‘Thank You Friends’ Live Release

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Concord

A star-studded tribute concert to Big Star will be released on CD and video.

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Hear ‘Any Kind of Crowd,’ the New Single from R.E.M. / Sleater-Kinney Supergroup Filthy Friends

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Karl Walter / Paras Griffin, Getty Images

Filthy Friends features Peter Buck, Corin Tucker and some longtime associates of Buck.

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22 Years Ago: R.E.M. Drummer Bill Berry Suffers Aneurysm on Stage

R.E.M. Bill Berry
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Before R.E.M.'s Monster world tour was over, 3 of the 4 band members would require surgery.

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28 Years Ago: R.E.M. Kicks Off the ‘Green’ World Tour

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Frans Schellekens, Getty Images

The Green tour marked many firsts for the band.

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Songs by R.E.M., Nirvana and David Bowie Inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame

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Scott Gries / Frank Micelotta / Hulton Archive, Getty Images

The list of 2017 inductees into the Grammy Hall of Fame has been announced.

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R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe Wants to ‘Work in Music Again’

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Five years after R.E.M.'s breakup, Michael Stipe is looking to get back in the game.

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Watch R.E.M.’s Unboxing Video for ‘Out of TIme’ Deluxe Edition

Warner Bros
Warner Bros

Check out the contents of the 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of R.E.M.'s 'Out of Time.'

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20 Years Ago: R.E.M. Ends an Era with ‘New Adventures in Hi-Fi’

R.E.M. New Adventures in Hi-Fi
Warner Bros.

A decade and a half into its career, R.E.M. was still finding New Adventures in Hi-Fi­, although the band’s 10th album would be the last adventure for a pair of key figures associated with R.E.M from the beginning...

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Listen to R.E.M.’s Demo for ‘Radio Song’

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Scott Gries, Getty Images

R.E.M. have given us a preview of the collection of demos from the 'Out of Time' 25th anniversary edition.

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