Arthur Buck, Joseph Arthur and R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Releasing Debut LP June 15

Arthur Buck, Joseph Arthur and R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Releasing Debut LP June 15

A new collaborative project between indie/rock singer/songwriter/troubadour Joseph Arthur and longtime R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has been formed, and on June 15 the appropriately named Arthur Buck will release their debut album. The duo premiered a video on Rolling Stone for “Are You Electrified?”, the lead single from the forthcoming album, on Wednesday. Enjoy: Buck’s […]

Grant-Lee Phillips Q&A: On History, Protest Songs, ‘Gilmore Girls’ and Going Against the Grain

Grant-Lee Phillips Q&A: On History, Protest Songs, ‘Gilmore Girls’ and Going Against the Grain

Grant-Lee Phillips first came to national prominence as the leader of Grant Lee Buffalo, a critically-acclaimed Los Angeles alt-rock trio that released four albums in the 1990s and was best known for the songs “Mockingbirds” and “Truly Truly.” Since then, Phillips has put out eight eclectic studio efforts. The latest one, Widdershins (definition: to proceed […]

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 […]

25th Anniversary Reissue of R.E.M.’s ‘Automatic For the People’ Out 11/10; Stream ‘Mike’s Pop Song’

25th Anniversary Reissue of R.E.M.’s ‘Automatic For the People’ Out 11/10; Stream ‘Mike’s Pop Song’

In 1992, R.E.M. released their eighth full-length album, Automatic for the People. A challenging but deeply fulfilling listen, it featured six singles, among them “Everybody Hurts,” “Nightswimming” and “Man on the Moon.” The album has gone on to sell upwards of 18 million copies worldwide, and is one of the landmark releases from the revered […]

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 […]

30 Years of Goo: Robby Takac on the Goo Goo Dolls’ New LP ‘Boxes’, Career Longevity and More (Q&A)

30 Years of Goo: Robby Takac on the Goo Goo Dolls’ New LP ‘Boxes’, Career Longevity and More (Q&A)

Fresh off the release of their new album, Boxes, Goo Goo Dolls bassist/vocalist/founding member Robby Takac took some time to speak with us about it, their career and more. Enjoy… Boxes is the 11th Goo Goo Dolls record. 30 years ago when you and John (Rzeznik) formed the band, did the kind of career you’ve […]

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. […]