Each episode of the new Netflix version of the series begins with the artist(s) themselves and a short visual biography of their careers. Somehow something so simple—the realness of it all—goes straight to your heart.
After 31 years together, R.E.M. have announced that they are calling it quits. The legacy they leave behind includes 15 albums, over 25 millions albums sold worldwide, and a 2007 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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In July 2007, R.E.M. booked five nights of shows at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre and dubbed the performances as a “working rehearsal” as they tested out new tunes in front of small crowds of die-hards. Many of the songs from the concerts ended up on R.E.M.’s 2008 album Accelerate, and now the highlights from the five […]