Topic: Michael-Stipe

A Discussion Of Coldplay’s Cover Of R.E.M.’s ‘Everybody Hurts’

A Discussion Of Coldplay's Cover Of R.E.M.'s 'Everybody Hurts'

It was with great sadness that we brought you news of R.E.M.‘s breakup last week, and it’s with great ambivalence that we now bring you Coldplay‘s cover of “Everybody Hurts.” Chris Martin and his gang performed the song at a show in Georgia, the state that spawned R.E.M. Once again, I chatted with musician Kasey Anderson about Coldplay’s version of “Everybody Hurts” and the legacy of R.E.M. More »

My Five Favorite R.E.M. Songs

My Five Favorite R.E.M. Songs

Today’s a pretty sad day for music: seminal band R.E.M. has announced their breakup. Michael Stipe and his crew have been around since 1981, and in that time they’ve released 15 studio albums. People often say that R.E.M. fans are very intense, devoted, and specific in their love for the band, and I’ve always found that to be true. Because I edit this little old blog which means I can, here are my five favorite R.E.M. songs. More »

RIP Vic Chesnutt

RIP Vic Chesnutt

Talented musician Vic Chesnutt of Athens, GA passed away yesterday (December 25, 2009). From the New York Times: He had been in a coma after taking an overdose of muscle relaxants earlier this week, said the family spokesman, Jem Cohen. … More »