LGBTQ musicians haven’t always benefitted from today’s attitudes towards sexuality, but many pioneers fought for LGBTQ rights in the mainstream.
R.E.M. have shared a live version of ‘Undertow’ exclusively with uDiscover Music. It will feature on the 25th-anniversary edition of ‘Monster’.
R.E.M. originally cut the track for 'Reveal' and then re-recorded the track for 2004's 'Around The Sun'.
Arguably less immediate and less accessible than previous R.E.M. landmark albums, ‘New Adventures In Hi-Fi’ was a sprawling, “White Album”-esque affair.
The soundtrack to 'A Million Little Pieces' also includes the likes of R.E.M., Tom Waits, Loretta Lynn, Otis Redding, Mazzy Star and The Velvet Underground.
Available on all formats, the album's new edition offers a host of new audio and video extras.
Too often remembered for its clichés, 80s music actually has far more to offer than many remember – and it's cooler than you think.
‘Document’ gave R.E.M. the chance to further broaden their palette, fashioning songs from riffs written on instruments such as mandolins and accordions.
One of the world’s pre-eminent songwriters, Jimmy Webb can be said to have spearheaded an Americana equivalent of The Great American Songbook.
Alongside violinist Robert McDuffie, they will perform songs from artists like Ray Charles, the Allman Brothers Band, R.E.M., Outkast, Gram Parsons, James Brown and more.
From Stylophones to pool balls, the rock canon is full of odd sounds and instrumental exotica. Here are the most unusual instruments in popular music.
The notion of DIY music stretches back to 19th-century flutes made from bird bone, through punk anarchy and the digital revolution.
‘Lifes Rich Pagent’ was a watershed album for R.E.M. on which Michael Stipe gained in confidence as a frontman and began to clearly enunciate his lyrics.
The histories of the most iconic recording studios – Sun, Motown, Abbey Road – have made them almost as famous as the musicians who have recorded there.
There has been no shortage of songs about the Moon, from romantic ballads to conspiracy theory-fuelled considerations and zeitgeist-capturing hits.