Tag: Patti Smith

Video: R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, Patti Smith’s ‘walk-in concert’ at New York’s MoMA

Video: R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, Patti Smith’s ‘walk-in concert’ at New York’s MoMA

Back on Dec. 19, visitors to New York City’s Museum of Modern Art witnessed a surprise ‘walk-in concert’ by R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe and Patti Smith as part of the museum’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of French political activist and writer Jean Genet.

Free MP3: R.E.M.’s ‘Discoverer,’ first track off ‘Collapse Into Now,’ due out March 8

Free MP3: R.E.M.’s ‘Discoverer,’ first track off ‘Collapse Into Now,’ due out March 8

R.E.M. today released a free MP3 of ‘Discoverer,’ the opening track off its new album ‘Collapse Into Now’ — which will be released March 7 in the U.K. and March 8 in the U.K. via Warner Bros. Download it here.

R.E.M. reveals ‘Collapse Into Now’ tracklist

R.E.M. reveals ‘Collapse Into Now’ tracklist

R.E.M. employed a decidedly old-school medium to announce the full tracklist of its new album ‘Collapse Into Now’: The band revealed the titles of the record’s 12 songs via its snail-mail fanclub newsletter.

R.E.M. taps Eddie Vedder, Peaches, Patti Smith to sing on ‘Collapse Into Now’

R.E.M. taps Eddie Vedder, Peaches, Patti Smith to sing on ‘Collapse Into Now’

Mike Mills revealed the first details of R.E.M.’s 15th studio album, ‘Collapse Into Now,’ on Wednesday, telling Spin.com that the record features a ‘more expansive’ sound than 2008’s hard-rocking ‘Accelerate,’ thanks, in part, to guest appearances by the likes of Eddie Vedder, Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye and Peaches.

R.E.M.’s ‘Radio Free Europe’ added to Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry

R.E.M.’s ‘Radio Free Europe’ added to Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry

The Library of Congress today added R.E.M.’s debut single ‘Radio Free Europe’ — one of the cornerstones of ’80s college rock — to its National Recording Registry, honoring the landmark song as ‘culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.’

Video: Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon, John Taylor shopping for vinyl at Amoeba

The latest entry in Amoeba Records’ clever “What In My Bag?” video series — in which musicians shopping at the California chain’s outlets show off […]

Video: Social D’s Mike Ness joins Bruce Springsteen for ‘Bad Luck’

Video: Social D’s Mike Ness joins Bruce Springsteen for ‘Bad Luck’

In recent years, Bruce Springsteen’s influence on the indie-rock scene has grown increasingly evident, with acts like The Hold Steady and Arcade Fire not just […]

R.E.M. crashes its own tribute concert, plays surprise song with Patti Smith

R.E.M. crashes its own tribute concert, plays surprise song with Patti Smith

This week’s star-studded Carnegie Hall tribute to legendary college-rock grads R.E.M. was capped off with an appearance by the band itself, performing “E-Bow the Letter” […]