From Art School to Hall of Fame: R.E.M. Tour Through Their DiscographyIn 2007, the band members looked back on their nearly three decades as one of America's great modern rock bands
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Michael Stipe: For me, the big moment is "World Leader Pretend." It's a tribute to Leonard Cohen, using military terms to describe a battle within. I was so proud of the lyrics and my vocal take that I refused to sing it a second time. I did it once. That was it.