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  1. Peter HelmanRead the original story

    Nov 4, 2017 | Billboard

    R.E.M. only performed one live show in support of their 1992 album "Automatic For The People," which turned 25 last month. That show took place 25 years ago today at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, Georgia, and to celebrate the anniversary, the band shared recently unearthed footage from the concert on their official Facebook page.

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  2. Watch Unearthed Footage Of R.E.M.'s Only 'Automatic For The People' Concert From 25 Years AgoRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2017 | Billboard

    R.E.M. only performed one live show in support of their 1992 album Automatic For The People , which turned 25 last month . That show took place 25 years ago today at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, Georgia, and to celebrate the anniversary, the band shared recently unearthed footage from the concert on their official Facebook page.

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  3. Brantley Gilbert's 10 Best Songs: Critic's PicksRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2017 | Billboard

    There's a lot more to the substance and music of Brantley Gilbert than the swagger and attitude that is part of his look, complete with chains and tattoos. But, a deep listen into his music reveals a small-town guy from Jefferson, Georgia who has a heart of gold -- and will only turn into the tough guy when he's pushed to the limits.

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  4. Rewinding the Charts: In 1994, R.E.M. Scared Up a 'Monster' SmashRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2017 | Billboard

    As alternative became mainstream in the early- to mid-'90s, thanks largely to grunge acts like Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, R.E.M. likewise rode the wave, but with its more jangly-pop-leaning variation of the genre. On the chart dated Oct. 15, 1994, the Athens, Georgia, band, then consisting of its original lineup - lead singer Michael Stipe, bassist Mike Mills, guitarist Peter Buck and drummer Bill Berry - notched its second Billboard 200 No.

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  5. The Enduring Empathy & Beauty of R.E.M.'s 'Automatic for the People'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2017 | Billboard

    On its 25th birthday, revisit the seminal album that changed the course of alt-rock-and the Athens, GA quartet's career. R.E.M. are an absolute anomaly, and, coincidentally, perhaps one of the biggest benefactors of the cultural sea-change that was the early 1990s alt-rock explosion.

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  6. R.E.M.'s Peter Buck Talks 'Automatic for the People' Before 25th...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2017 | Billboard

    R.E.M. will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Automatic for the People with a deluxe reissue of the album that found the band at the height of its commercial and critical success. It's due in three different configurations on Nov. 10 from Concord's reissue imprint, Craft Recordings, including a Deluxe Anniversary Edition that will feature the album remixed in Dolby Atmos.

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  7. Lil B Offers Free Guest Verses to Houston Artists Affected by Hurricane HarveyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2017 | Billboard

    Lil B The Basedgod performs at Georgia Theatre during the 2016 Slingshot Festival on April 1, 2016 in Athens, Georgia. While many artists and entertainers are using their influence to raise money for the Hurricane Harvey victims -- Chris Brown , Nicki Minaj , DJ Khaled and more have already pledged thousands to aid Houston -- Lil B is using his celebrity to help Houston musicians impacted by the catastrophic flooding caused by the tropical storm on an artistic level.

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  8. Lil B Announces 'Black Ken' Release Date, Drops Seven New SongsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2017 | Billboard

    Lil B The Basedgod performs at Georgia Theatre during the 2016 Slingshot Festival on April 1, 2016 in Athens, Georgia. Just when you thought Lil B's elusive project Black Ken was merely a hoax, on Tuesday night , he unveiled the track list along with the release date.

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  9. Black Kids Return 10 Years After Fleeting Blog Hype: 'We Survived Our Musical Acne'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2017 | Billboard

    "We were the poster children for a band getting popular on the Internet," laments Reggie Youngblood, the 39-year-old frontman of momentary rock stars Black Kids , who will finally return this September with a second LP. A decade ago, the Jacksonville, Fla., quartet became a blog-hype success story a few months after forming, thanks to the whip-smart indie-pop single "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You."

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