Tag: r.e.m.

Hector Tellez Jr: The Cuban Shaking Up America’s Rock Scene

Four years ago, Cuban-born musician Hector Tellez Jr. was living in Havana: playing local clubs several nights a week, delivering passionate performances of well-oiled melodic blues rock. His style, merging the grit of Muddy Waters wailing on electric guitars with the tender-hearted yet mysterious air of Jeff Buckley, was not always welcomed by the locals, […]

October 14, 2022

Every R.E.M. Album, Ranked

Michael Stipe met Peter Buck in an Athens, Georgia record store in January 1980, and that fortuitous moment spawned one of the defining ‘80s bands. Joined by the rhythm section of Bill Berry and Mike Mills, R.E.M. worked up a jangly yet esoteric sound – equal parts Velvet Underground and The Byrds — that quickly became their […]

August 19, 2022

Peter Buck and Kim Thayil Joined the Black Crowes to Cover R.E.M. and Velvet Underground

R.E.M.‘s Peter Buck and Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil joined the reunited The Black Crowes at their show in suburban Seattle at Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery Amphitheatre on Tuesday. Buck joined the band for a cover of “The One I Love,” and was joined by Thayil for a cover of The Velvet Underground‘s “Rock & Roll.” The show was […]

July 21, 2022

R.E.M. Members Working With Producer Mitch Easter for First Time in 30+ Years

R.E.M.’s Peter Buck and Mike Mills are in the studio with producer Mitch Easter for the first time in more than 30 years, according to a Twitter post. The musicians are recording a new album at Easter’s Fidelitorium Recording studio in Kernersville, N.C., with The Baseball Project, their long-running group featuring former R.E.M. sideman Scott […]

May 23, 2022

The 90 Greatest Albums of the ’90s

This article originally appeared in the September 1999 issue of SPIN. “You must be high.” We heard that a lot during the time we spent preparing this issue. Which is understandable. Pronouncing the 90 greatest albums of the ’90s is a somewhat presumptuous thing to do. When you’re measuring the music this decade is offering to […]

December 25, 2021

R.E.M. Release Newly Restored Version of ‘Electrolite’ Video

In further celebration of R.E.M.‘s recently released New Adventures in Hi-Fi 25h Anniversary Edition, the iconic rockers just released a newly HD-restored video for “Electrolite.” [embedded content][embedded content] “Electrolite” is the closing track of the band’s September 1996 release, the 14-track New Adventures in Hi-Fi. The record’s 25th anniversary edition was released on October 29 this year, […]

December 2, 2021