The voices of nearly sixty R.E.M. insiders--friends, musicians, producers, and industry colleagues--comprise an unusal, unadulterated history of one rock's most innovative, integrity-driven bands. Besides new photos and an updated discography, the author has added two new chapters that discuss recent events: the making of Monster and New Adventures in Hi-Fi; the band's first world tour in five years; drummer Bill Berry's aneurysm and departure from the band; the controversial dismissal of R.E.M.'s manager Jefferson Holt; and much more.
"It's like a bunch of people arguing at the laundromat, which is exactly what makes this book so entertaining."--Rolling Stone
"This--in abundant detail--is R.E.M.'s extraordinary story." --Kurt Loder, MTV News
"Fast-paced, gossipy and surprisingly non-hagiographical...The skillfully arranged anecdotes give a human flavor of the band that no text-drenched biography has managed to broach...The pages flash by."--Q Magazine