Tag: Michael Stipe

R.E.M.: Life and How They Lived It

By Billy Rudolph R.E.M. became one of the rare bands in the course of music history that established indie cred, activism, pop success, and stayed together over thirty years. I consider R.E.M. my favorite band, and have for years. Reports came in 21 September citing R.E.M. has ‘broken up’. But is it a break up?