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R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe: "For the longest time, we seemed like the most uncoverable band."


Michael Stipe & Mike Mills on R.E.M.’s New Adventures In Hi-Fi and Hearing Eddie Vedder & Jason Isbell’s Recent Covers

Michael Stipe and Mike Mills sit down with Kyle Meredith to remember R.E.M. 's 1996 album New Adventures In Hi-Fi for it’s 25th anniversary. The rock legends talk about writing the bulk of the record while touring the Monster album, the idea of spontaneity within the songs, and Stipe using religion as a writing tool. We also hear what it was like for the lead singer to meet his idol Patti Smith for the first time, hearing Eddie Vedder and Jason Isbell’s recent covers, and new music on the way from both individuals.

Watch the interview above and then check out the videos below.

Kyle is the WFPK Music Director. Email Kyle at kmeredith@lpm.org

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