Readers Poll: The 10 Best R.E.M. Songs

September 28, 2011

R.E.M. shocked their fans last week by announcing they were breaking up. The news seemingly came out of nowhere, but looking back now it's certainly not hard to see the hints. They didn't tour for their last album, they just reached the 30-year mark and...

R.E.M. In the Real World - Rolling Stone's 1987 Cover Story

September 21, 2011

The following article appeared in the December 3, 1987 issue of Rolling Stone. It is reprinted here to mark the band's break-up. It's a warm, clear fall afternoon in New York City; R.E.M.'s guitarist, Peter Buck, is shopping in midtown Manhattan, trying...