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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.

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

Scott Gries / Frank Micelotta / Hulton Archive, Getty Images
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’

Elton John AIDS Foundation's 15th Annual An Enduring Vison Benefit At Cipriani Wall Street
Donald Bowers, Getty Images

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’

Scott Gries, Getty Images
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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R.E.M. to Release 25th Anniversary Edition of ‘Out of Time’

Concord Bicycle
Concord Bicycle

A four-disc Deluxe Edition of R.E.M.'s 'Out of Time' will arrive on Nov. 18.

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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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30 Years Ago: R.E.M. Takes a Big Step Forward With ‘Lifes Rich Pageant’

R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant - Album Cover
I.R.S. Records

R.E.M. went for a bigger rock sound -- and got it -- on 'Lifes Rich Pageant,' which was released on July 28, 1986.

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30 Years Ago: R.E.M. Display Their New Sound With ‘Fall on Me’

IRS Records
IRS Records

R.E.M. released "Fall on Me," the lead single from 'Lifes Rich Pageant,' on July 14, 1986.

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Watch Members of Wilco, R.E.M. and Yo La Tengo Cover Big Star’s ‘Third’

Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images
Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images

A veritable alternative all-star team performed songs from Big Star's landmark 1978 album, 'Third,' at a tribute concert in California.

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