Ken Stringfellow of the Posies and Big Star accused of sexual misconduct

Stringfellow, who has also played with R.E.M., "categorically" denies the allegations, which appear to have led to his bandmates' exit from the Posies

Hear St. Vincent, Fontaines D.C. and Michael Stipe cover The Velvet Underground on new tribute album

The album features reimagined takes on every track from TVU’s 1967 debut album

Michael Stipe confirms R.E.M. will never reunite

"We decided when we split up that that would just be really tacky and probably money-grabbing," the singer said

Jason Isbell announces promised ‘Georgia Blue’ covers album, shares R.E.M. cover

Isbell's cover of 'Driver 8' features The Civil Wars alum John Paul White

R.E.M. announce 25th anniversary edition of ‘New Adventures In Hi-Fi’

The release, arriving as part of the band's 40th anniversary year, is being previewed by a new mix of 'Leave'

Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder shares reverent cover of R.E.M.’s ‘Drive’

The cover features on the soundtrack of Sean Penn's new film, 'Flag Day'

Michael Stipe on R.E.M.’s ‘Losing My Religion’: “I didn’t realise it would be a hit single”

"‘I almost lost my religion’ – that’s what people would say. I changed it forever"

R.E.M. share original 1981 mix of ‘Sitting Still’, so we had a chat with their producer

"In some ways, that session feels like it was the earliest days of electricity," producer Mitch Easter says of the Hib-Tone version of the classic

R.E.M. announce 40th anniversary reissue of debut single ‘Radio Free Europe’

The single was one of the band’s earliest recordings and their first official release

R.E.M’s Michael Stipe gives blessing for ant species to be named after late friend Charles Ayers

The new ant species has been named after Stipe's late friend Charles 'Jeremy' Ayers