Tuesday, 17 July 2012

REM guitarist Peter Buck releases solo track

The first fruits of solo material by REM guitarists Peter Buck had been unleashed.The title of the solo tracked released by him is named as '10 Million BC'. In September 2011, the band was split up, saying: "To our fans and friends: As REM, and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band. "We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished," the statement continued. "To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening."

Friday, 30 September 2011

R.E.M.'s next career spanning greatest hits collection reveals details

American alternative rock band R.E.M.'s next career spanning greatest hits collection reveals details.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, The new album will release on 15th November vis Warner Bros. - its titled Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011.

Presumably the album details have not yet been confirmed while its will release in the UK on 14th November.

According to reports, new collection, record new songs will be included after the release of the band's last album, Collapse Into Now.

R.E.M.'s history to 31 years - has released 15 albums, including two greatest hit collections: 2006's And I Feel Fine...The Best of the I.R.S. Years 1982-1987 and 2003's In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003. Collapse Into Now, released in March 2011, reached the top ten in album charts in 14 countries.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

R.E.M. has announced three-decade career

U.S. rock band R.E.M. has announced three-decade career in which it has sold 20 million albums since the break is over.

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The group has become one of the largest in the world as "Automatic for the People" Thank you for collection, made the announcement on its website.

Read the statement, "To our Fans and Friends, As R.E.M., and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band. We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished. To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening."

The band's career and his entry in the Rock Hall of Fame and won critical acclaim. This five-album deal with Warner Brothers for $ 80 million worth of completed reports.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

REM frontman Michael Stipe has said he tried to get Nirvana's Kurt Cobain

REM frontman Michael Stipe has said he's Kurt Cobain with Nirvana in order to record a couple has tried to "save his life."

Stipe said that he is in Seattle, Cobain house a plane ticket and sent the driver to record with him and try to get to is to come, but this singer will not leave your house, speaking to Interview Magazine.

Asked about his failed attempt to record with Cobain, Stipe said: "I was doing that to try to save his life. The collaboration was me calling up as an excuse to reach out to this guy. He was in a really bad place."

He continued: "I constructed a project to try to snap Kurt out of a frame of mind. I sent him a plane ticket and a driver, and he tacked the plane ticket to the wall in the bedroom and the driver sat outside the house for 10 hours. Kurt wouldn't come out and wouldn't answer the phone."

Stipe has denied that the meeting was part of an album, saying it had "become part of mythology."

Michael Stipe also revealed that about when he suffered from bulimia in the early 1980s, because it describes "complete meltdown".

He said: "I went through this difficult time when we were making our third record where I kind of lost my mind. That's when the bulimia kicked in. And that's when I got really freaky."

Stipe described the illness as "a control thing" and said it lasted for "about a year."

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

REM was released new album

Peter Buck is a guitarist REM he has said that a solid band that your new album was released in Britain on (7th March)

Buck as Beatweek magazine was talking to 'Collapse Into Now' hit the shelves, he said, “I’m not really sure that touring sells records. What sells records anymore? It seems like less and less people are buying albums, so do what you want.”

“We’ll just see what happens. But it does seem like we’ve toured a lot in the last eight or ten years. To some degree it felt like we’d just been doing kind of the same thing we did last time. You just don’t really want to repeat yourself in that way.”

In UK after his release yesterday, and also 'Collapse Into Now' released today in the U.S.

Friday, 25 February 2011

Hear REM's New Album First At Exclusive Listening Party

In the release of REM massively anticipated fifteenth album 'Collapse Into Now' only one week is left.

We've already been privy to five tracks from the album, 'Discoverer', 'Mine Smell Like Honey', 'O My Heart', 'It Happened Today' and single 'UBerlin', all of which are streaming over on www.remhq.com.

In order to listen the whole thing in full you'll have to enter our competition to be in with a chance to win a highly coveted place at an exclusive invite-only album playback session that's happening at The Workman's Club in Dublin next Wednesday March 2nd.

Each competition winner will also receive a ticket on entry to be in with the chance of winning a set of R.E.M.'s Warner back catalogue albums.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

R.E.M. Want Fan Remixes

Fans have been asked by R.E.M tosubmit remixes of their song, "It Happened Today."

R.E.M like other bands also seeking ways to get connect with their fans getting them more involved in the process of the making of their album.

R.E.M has requested fans in anticipation of their fifteenth studio album, Collapse Into Now.

Producer Jacknife Lee said in a statement, "I have bounced some tracks together to make it easier to download and use. We ended up with over a hundred tracks with all the percussion, brass, three pianos, celeste, glockenspiels, vibraphone, eight acoustic guitars, two drum kits, bass synths, banjo, mandolin, dulcimer, electric guitars, bass and all the voices. Enjoy, and be bold."

Monday, 14 February 2011


Musically, they rely on safe folk-rock formulas that evoke everyone from R.E.M. to Gordon Lightfoot.
Lyrically, they visit other eras, suggesting the times of minstrels and troubadours and employing antiquated language, such as “piquaresque” and “infanta” and font such as the Barrow Boy and the Chimbley Sweep.
Monday night, the Decemberists visited the chic Theater and bestowed upon a crowd of almost 2,000 fans an amusing evening of music, history and literary inferences leavened by moments of whimsy, satire and good-hearted snarkiness. And the crowd, which was wound up from the start, loved every minute of it, even the cheesy, recorded foreword by the mayor of Portland, Ore., the band’s hometown.
Colin Meloy is the Decemberists’ lead vocalist, songwriter, master of ceremonies and head of its ship, which integrated special visitor Sara Watkins. For a band that delves into material that could collapse under the weight of all its intellect and ornateness, he and his mates manage to keep things light and lively.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

R.E.M. Say New Album is Their Best in 20 Years

For their new record, Collapse Into Now, R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, Mike Mills and Peter Buck are very excited over it.The guys have very high expectation for the band’s 15th studio album, which will be released on March 7.

“This is, song for song, the best thing we’ve ever done,” guitarist Buck told Rolling Stone. “A lot of people say we did our best work in the early ’90s. But 15 years later, here we are again.”

Mills agreed with Buck and called Collapse “our best record since Out of Time.” The album features guest spots from Eddie Vedder, Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye and Peaches, and was produced by Jacknife Lee (who also helmed 2008’s Accelerate).

It has been decided by R.E.M that they will not going to tour in order to promote this album - a decision Mills explained: “We don't tour to prop up records – that’s not why we play live music.