Click Track: REM

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 09/23/2011

“Nevermind” nostalgia spikes; Baltimore’s Ponytail break up; House legend Theo Parrish — honorary Wu-Tang member?

Your morning headlines from the world of pop music.

By Chris Richards  |  09:43 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Nirvana, R.E.M., Ponytail, Dave Grohl, Theo Parrish, Wu-Tang Clan, Ghostface Killah, Ol' Dirty Bastard

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Taking sides: R.E.M.’s greatest hits (and greatest sleeper hits)

In light of the legendary band’s break-up, we parse their catalogue for the biggest tunes.

By Click Track  |  12:17 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Taking sides | Tags:  R.E.M.

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 09/22/2011

R.E.M. and D.C.: Battle of the bands (with the same name) and keeping the streak alive

Bassist Mike Mills and manager Bertis Downs on a particularly harrowing trip to town to play the old 9:30 Club.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  09:35 AM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Archive | Tags:  R.E.M.

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 09/22/2011

More R.E.M. memories; Lady Antebellum rules the charts; Win Butler rules the hardwood; Wilco plays “Letterman” concert

By David Malitz  |  09:14 AM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  R.E.M., Lady Antebellum, Arcade Fire, Wilco, Ray Charles

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Archives: R.E.M. in The Washington Post, through the years

Read old reviews of the band’s albums and concerts from The Post’s archive.

By Click Track  |  04:04 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Archive | Tags:  R.E.M.

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 09/21/2011

R.E.M. breaks up

One of the great American rock bands calls it a day after more than three decades together.

By David Malitz  |  01:40 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  R.E.M.

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 03/14/2011

Haters gonna hate: Five musical acts who have criticized their own albums

The Strokes and Lupe Fiasco are just the latest acts to diss their own creations. Who are some others and why do they do it?

By Allison Stewart  |  01:46 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Riffs | Tags:  The Strokes, R.E.M., Lupe Fiasco, Eminem, Weezer

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 03/08/2011

Album review: R.E.M., "Collapse Into Now"

R.E.M. is sounding a whole lot like R.E.M. on its 15th album.

By David Malitz  |  01:25 PM ET, 03/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Album reviews | Tags:  R.E.M.

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 02/03/2011

Riffs: Five genre-smashing, superstar-on-superstar interviews we'd like to see

These two could definitely find some things to talk about. It wasn't as momentous as the time Edgar Allen Poe met Charles Dickens. And it certainly wasn't as mind-boggling as this. But the recent pairing of alt-country's professional strange person...

By Allison Stewart  |  12:05 PM ET, 02/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Riffs | Tags:  Arcade Fire, Bonnie Prince Billy, Brandon Flowers, Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, Flaming Lips, Justin Bieber, Killers, Lady Gaga, Michael Stipe, Morrissey, R. Kelly, REM, Smiths, Stevie Nicks, Will Oldham, Win Butler

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 12/20/2010

Remembering Captain Beefheart; Paramore loses two members; R.E.M.'s new one due in March

On Friday afternoon the music world lost a true original when Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart, passed away at the age of 69. On Friday we ran a Post story from 1971 previewing a local Beefheart concert; here's...

By David Malitz  |  10:20 AM ET, 12/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Captain Beefheart, Paramore, R.E.M.

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 09/22/2010

R.E.M. completes new album; Stone Temple Pilots delay tour; Taylor Momsen takes clothes off

Michael Stipe and R.E.M. will release their 15th album this spring. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett) By David Malitz - R.E.M. has finished recording a new album. It will be the band's 15th, it will be released in 2011 and Rolling Stone...

By David Malitz  |  09:55 AM ET, 09/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  R.E.M., Stone Temple Pilots, Taylor Momsen, Wyclef Jean

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 08/05/2010

Riffs: Call it a comeback: Artists we miss. And others we'd like to miss, if only they would leave.

Taylor Swift's not going anywhere. But should she? (Toni L. Sandys/TWP) By Allison Stewart The first week sales figures for his upcoming album will tell the tale, but Kanye West's Swift-ian diss at last year's VMAs seems to be largely...

By Allison Stewart  |  02:45 PM ET, 08/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Riffs | Tags:  Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, OutKast, REM, Taylor Swift

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 07/16/2010

Pink injured during concert; teens swarm "Idol" auditions; R.E.M and Amy Winehouse drop new album hints

Pink gets her trapeze on at the 2009 VMAs By Aaron Leitko -Pop-starlet Pink was injured Thursday night after tumbling out of her harness and falling into a steel barrier during a concert in Nuremberg, Germany. The singer was promptly...

By Aaron Leitko  |  09:00 AM ET, 07/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Amy Winehouse, Pink, R.E.M

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 07/13/2010

Singles file: Rick Ross, Rye Rye, Theo Martins

Mixing it up: Rye Rye teams with Nguzunguzu on "B.A. Mix." (Katherine Frey/the Washington Post) By Allison Stewart A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind... Rick Ross featuring Drake and Chrisette Michele: "Aston Martin Music (Official...

By Allison Stewart  |  11:00 AM ET, 07/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Chrisette Michele, Drake, Mr. Oizo, R.E.M., Rick Ross, Rye Rye, Theo Martins

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/12/2010

Clicky Shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

By Aaron Leitko Personally, I think Mike Mills is the most important member of R.E.M. Not only is he a good bassist, he's always waiting in the wings with an excellent vocal hook. He's sort of the R. Kelly...

By Aaron Leitko  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clicky shuffle | Tags:  Love Tractor, R.E.M., Raccoo-oo-oon, Sylvester, Unrest

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 06/17/2010

Taking sides: Which music video best steals from famous art?

Katy Perry: California gurl, art lover. Vampire Weekend recently sang about a "Richard Serra skatepark" but we've yet to see a video featuring the band performing in a skatepark designed by sculptor Richard Serra. Hop to it, dudes. Still, plenty...

By Chris Richards  |  12:05 PM ET, 06/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Taking sides | Tags:  Beck, Grace Jones, Kanye West, Katy Perry, REM, Thom Yorke, Vampire Weekend

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 05/13/2010

Taking sides: Can one horrible song ruin a near-perfect album?

James Murphy has made another great album - with one glaring exception. (Michael Buckner/Getty Images) LCD Soundsystem's fine new album "This is Happening" isn't due out until Tuesday, but it began circulating around the Internet a few weeks back....

By Chris Richards  |  01:15 PM ET, 05/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Taking sides | Tags:  Bob Dylan, Jay-Z, Kanye West, LCD Soundsystem, R.E.M., The Clash

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/15/2010

Lists: The five best songs about U.S. presidents

Young Jeezy: His Lambo's blue. In honor of the Presidents Day holiday, we’ve compiled an incredibly subjective list of the best songs written about the U.S. presidency. We’ve tried to limit ourselves to modern era songs about the presidents themselves,...

By Allison Stewart  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists | Tags:  Marvin Gaye, Nas, Neil Young, R.E.M., They Might Be Giants, Young Jeezy