BIG HAIR BANDS, grunge, break dancing, Air Supply: R.E.M. have seen them all. It looks as if Athens's finest jangle-poppers have even withstood a second wave of boy bands. Over the past two decades, R.E.M. have survived a slew of musical trends by staying a half step ahead of the hip without leaving the masses behind. In the process, though, the band has become an aging rock dinosaur, fighting extinction by constantly trying to evolve into new... More >>>