R.E.M.

One of the most important and influential rock bands of the post-punk era, R. E.M. was a key component in the rise of alternative music from the college radio scene to the mainstream, paving the way for underground ... Read more »

Filmography

Music (35)

10,000 Saints 2015 (Movie)

("Fall On Me") (Song Performer)

Blended 2014 (Movie)

("It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)") (Song Performer)

Neighbors 2014 (Movie)

("Everybody Hurts") (Song Performer)

Wanderlust 2012 (Movie)

("Driver 8") (Song Performer)

He's Just Not That Into You 2009 (Movie)

("Supernatural Superserious") (Song Performer)

Definitely, Maybe 2008 (Movie)

("Stand") (Song Performer)

Marley & Me 2008 (Movie)

("Shiny Happy People") (Song Performer)

Towelhead 2008 (Movie)

("Orange Crush") (Song Performer)

Bewitched 2005 (Movie)

("Everybody Hurts") (Song Performer)

Chicken Little 2005 (Movie)

("It's the End of the World As We Know It") (Song Performer)

True Dads with Bruce Willis 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Music

Fahrenheit 9/11 2004 (Movie)

("Shiny Happy People") (Song Performer)

Way Off Broadway 2003 (Movie)

Songs (Song)

Vanilla Sky 2001 (Movie)

("All the Right Friends" "Sweetness Follows") (Song Performer)

A Cool Dry Place 1999 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 (Movie)

("Draggin' the Line") (Song Performer)

Blast From the Past 1999 (Movie)

("It's the End of the World As We Know It") (Song Performer)

Bringing Out the Dead 1999 (Movie)

("What's the Frequency Kenneth?") (Song Performer)

A Night At the Roxbury 1998 (Movie)

("Everybody Hurts") (Song Performer)

A Life Less Ordinary 1997 (Movie)

("Leave") (Song Performer)

Taxicab Confessions 3 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Song Performer

A Reason to Believe 1995 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

In Search of Angels 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Jacqui's Dilemma 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Song Performer

When A Man Loves A Woman 1994 (Movie)

("Everybody Hurts") (Song Performer)

Coneheads 1993 (Movie)

("It's a Free World Baby") (Song Performer)

Singles 1992 (Movie)

("Radio Song") (Song Performer)

Flashback 1990 (Movie)

("It's the End of the World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine)") (Song Performer)

Made in Heaven 1987 (Movie)

(Song)

Made in Heaven 1987 (Movie)

("Romance") (Song Performer)

Bachelor Party 1984 (Movie)

("Wind Out") (Song Performer)

The Party Animal 1984 (Movie)

(Song)

The Party Animal 1984 (Movie)

("Radio Free Europe") (Song Performer)

Strange Invaders 1983 (Movie)

("1,000,000") (Song Performer)

Radio Inside (TV Show)

Song Performer
Actor (23)

Glastonbury 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Storytellers 1996 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV Unplugged 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Making the Video 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Party of Five 1998 - 1999, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Staying Alive, Music to Live For 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Voice

25 Years of Punk 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Greatest TV Moments: Sesame Street Music A-Z 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Stand and Be Counted 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 MTV Europe Video Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

This Way Up: R.E.M. 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC in Concert 1990 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? 1991 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1995 MTV Video Music Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Performer

The 1995 BRIT Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Performer

The 1993 MTV Video Music Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Performer

Rock the Vote 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

MTV's 10th Anniversary Special 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1991 Billboard Music Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Performer

Our Common Future 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Athens, Ga.- Inside Out 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

One of the most important and influential rock bands of the post-punk era, R. E.M. was a key component in the rise of alternative music from the college radio scene to the mainstream, paving the way for underground groups like Sonic Youth and Nirvana to enjoy their own chart success, while wielding considerable influence upon a generation of independent-minded rock bands. Blending the sonic bash of punk rock with a roots-driven mix of garage, folk and even country music, R.E.M. charted a musical course in direct opposition to the synthesizer-driven sound of New Wave that was both fresh and immediately reminiscent of established rock music. In doing so, they appealed to both classic and alternative rock fans, which helped to elevate the band from cult favorites to one of the biggest groups in the world by the early-1990s. The sheer wear and tear of touring and recording took its toll on the group in the years that followed, resulting in the loss of drummer Bill Berry and a general decline in sales that prompted rumors of an inevitable split. R.E.M. soldiered on until 2011, enjoying a brief revival before ending their three-decade run on a positive note. As fans mourned their passage, the music industry could not help but notice the changes that their success had wrought, including the seemingly impossible feat of spawning a sea change from blues-based rock to their own eclectic sound.

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