R.E.M.

Who Will Front Nirvana If the Band Reunites to Play the Rock Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony?

Amid a week so steeped in Nirvana nostalgia that it’s begun to inspire incisive meta-commentary, something close to honest-to-goodness Nirvana news has emerged: Krist Novoselic sent a tweet that implies he’ll be performing his former band’s songs at next Thursday’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. … Read More

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The 50 Best Debut Singles in Music History

The music nerd contingent at Flavorwire central recently got a-talking about our favorite debut single. The list is nearly endless, but once you start to think about it, picking out the best isn’t quite as easy as you might think — “Alison” wasn’t Elvis Costello’s first single, for instance, nor was “Take Me Out” Franz Ferdinand’s debut or “Unfinished Sympathy” Massive Attack’s. Of course, this discussion inevitably led to list-making, and here’s the result: our picks for the 50 best debut singles the world of music has to… Read More

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The Best Musician Appearances on ‘The Colbert Report’

Iggy and the Stooges were in cracking form on The Colbert Report last night, making them the latest in a long line of bands who’ve appeared as guests on Stephen Colbert’s long-running satirical chat show. Of all the late-night hosts on TV, Colbert seems to get the most amusing interviews and performances out of musicians; here are a selection of The Colbert Report‘s very best musical moments. You’re more than welcome. … Read More

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The All-Time Best R.E.M. Obscurities

Today is the 30th anniversary of R.E.M.’s debut album Murmur, an anniversary that surely warrants celebration, even if it does make us feel, well, old. Listening to the album this morning sent us down something of an R.E.M. rabbit hole — first Murmur, then its associated b-sides, then weird early studio outtakes, then… Well, anyway, we thought we’d celebrate this de facto R.E.M. day with a feature that takes you down the rabbit hole with us: a collection of our favorite R.E.M. obscurities, b-sides and outtakes. As ever, let us know if you have any to add. … Read More

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