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. […]

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 Baseball Songs – In Honor of Spring Training Starting Up

Top 11 Baseball Songs – In Honor of Spring Training Starting Up

This week, pitchers and catchers – and everybody else – reported to spring training. It’s the first real activity signifying the approaching 2016 baseball season, and as such it’s time to dust off some time-honored baseball songs. below, enjoy a list of tunes inspired by the diamond…songs that you hear before a game at batting […]