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Birth Place: Athens, Georgia, United States
Years Active: 1980–present
Genres: Alternative Rock, College Rock, Jangle Pop

R.E.M. is an American rock band formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1980 by Michael Stipe (lead vocals), Peter Buck (guitar), Mike Mills (bass guitar), and Bill Berry (drums and percussion). R.E.M. was one of the first popular alternative rock bands, and gained early attention due to Buck's ringing, arpeggiated guitar style and Stipe's unclear vocals. R.E.M. released its first single, "Radio Free Europe," in 1981 on the independent record label Hib-Tone. The single was followed by the “Chronic Town” EP in 1982, the band's first release on I.R.S. Records. In 1983, the band released its critically acclaimed debut album “Murmur,” and built its reputation over the next few years through subse... Continue Bio >>


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