R.E.M’s Expanded 25th Anniversary Reissue of ‘Automatic for the People’ Now Available (Stream)

R.E.M’s Expanded 25th Anniversary Reissue of ‘Automatic for the People’ Now Available (Stream)

Among their celebrated albums, R.E.M.‘s Automatic for the People stands tall as one of the best. The 1992 record featured the hits “Everybody Hurts,” “Nightswimming,” “Man on the Moon” and “Drive,” and this year that record turns 25 years old. In commemoration, Michael Stipe and his band mates (and their label) put together a rather […]

Stephen Colbert Sang ‘It’s the End of the Year as We Know It’ with Michael Stipe and James Franco to Cap Off 2016

Stephen Colbert Sang ‘It’s the End of the Year as We Know It’ with Michael Stipe and James Franco to Cap Off 2016

R.E.M. may have disbanded, but that doesn’t mean they’re quiet. In fact, heavily-bearded front man Michael Stipe still pops up every now and then — which he did on Thursday night on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. In fact, the segment was especially inspired. A riff on R.E.M.’s hit “It’s the End of the […]

Top 11 Apocalypse Songs

Top 11 Apocalypse Songs

Nuclear apocalypse – who do you need? Actors are probably not top of the list. What can I do for you? I can pretend to be somebody who can grow you some nice crops. – Christian Bale You’d better read our Top 11 Apocalypse Songs now – before it’s too late. You never know. “1999” by […]

Top 11 Bald Rockers

Top 11 Bald Rockers

“Fortunately, it doesn’t seem to have made a lot of difference to my audience that I’m as bald as a billiard ball!” – James Taylor It’s inevitable that many rockers who have carved out decades-long careers will go bald. So what? That wavy hair may have waved goodbye but the music is just as vibrant. […]

Watch a Heavily Bearded Michael Stipe Deliver a Powerful Cover of David Bowie’s ‘The Man Who Sold the World’ on ‘Fallon’

Watch a Heavily Bearded Michael Stipe Deliver a Powerful Cover of David Bowie’s ‘The Man Who Sold the World’ on ‘Fallon’

Since R.E.M. called it quits, front man Michael Stipe hasn’t done much in the limelight – but he’s taking part in a star-studded tribute concert honoring the late David Bowie on Friday, April 1 at Radio City Music Hall. The gig will be streamed line at this link, with proceeds benefiting music education programs. Leading […]

Top 11 Celebrity Name Check Songs

Top 11 Celebrity Name Check Songs

Long before hip hop took name dropping to an insane level, rockers used music to honor those they admire. Often shout outs are a tribute to artists from the past; sometimes they acknowledge a contemporary’s work. Who would you add to our list of Top 11 Celebrity Name Checks? 11. Steve McQueen by Sheryl Crow […]

Watch Hall of Fame Induction Speeches from Nirvana, KISS, Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen and More (Video)

Watch Hall of Fame Induction Speeches from Nirvana, KISS, Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen and More (Video)

  As you’re no doubt aware, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies took place last night at the Barclays Center in New York. In addition to star-studded performances, the acts being honored had some time to speak about their inclusion, their careers, and whatever else they saw fit to talk about. Here […]