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U2 - 100% match to R.E.M.

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Indisputably one of the most popular rock acts in the world, this Irish quartet’s achievements since the late 70s have been extraordinarily cohesive and consistent. U2 began their musical career at school in Dublin in 1977. Bono (Paul David Hewson, 10 May 1960, Dublin, Eire; vocals), The Edge (b. David Evans, 8 August 1961, Barking, Essex, England; guitar), Adam Clayton Read more

The Replacements - 77% match to R.E.M.

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
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This pop punk band was formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, in 1979, with Paul Westerberg (31 December 1959, Minneapolis, USA; guitar/vocals), Tommy Stinson (b. Thomas Eugene Stinson, 6 October 1966, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; bass), Bob Stinson (b. Robert Neil Stinson, 17 December 1959, Mound, Minnesota, USA, d. 18 February 1995, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; guitar) and Read more

Toad the Wet Sprocket - 77% match to R.E.M.

Genres: Pop / Rock
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This US rock band was formed in the mid-80s at high school in Santa Barbara, California, by friends Dean Dinning (9 June 1967; bass/keyboards), Randy Guss (b. 7 March 1967; drums), Todd Nichols (guitar/vocals) and Glen Phillips (b. 29 December 1970; vocals/guitar/keyboards). The unconventional name came from British television’s cult comedy series Rutland Weekend Televi Read more

10,000 Maniacs - 75% match to R.E.M.

Genres: Pop / Rock
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This US band originally comprised enigmatic vocalist Natalie Merchant (26 October 1963, Jamestown, New York, USA), backed by Robert Buck (b. 1958, Jamestown, New York, USA, d. 19 December 2000, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; guitar), John Lombardo (b. 30 September 1952; guitar), Dennis Drew (b. 8 August 1957; keyboards) and Steven Gustafson (b. 10 April 1957; bass). Merchant Read more

Radiohead - 75% match to R.E.M.

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Spoken Word Pop / Rock Sci-Fi / Fantasy Soundtracks Documentaries Drama Music & Radio
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The five members of Radiohead first met at a private boys school in Abingdon, a small, picturesque town on the outskirts of Oxford. Thom Yorke (Thomas Edward Yorke, 7 October 1968, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England; vocals/guitar) had been given his first instrument, a Spanish guitar, at the age of eight by his mother. He formed his first band two years later, then j Read more

Smashing Pumpkins - 75% match to R.E.M.

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Documentaries Heavy Metal Holiday & Seasonal
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Once widely viewed as poor relations to Nirvana’s major label alternative rock, Chicago, USA’s Smashing Pumpkins, led by Billy Corgan (William Patrick Corgan Jnr., 17 March 1967, Chicago, Illinois, USA; vocals/guitar) persevered to gradually increasing commercial acceptance and press veneration. Corgan’s inspirations, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Doors and Black Read more

Pixies - 73% match to R.E.M.

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This highly influential alternative rock band was formed in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, by university students Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV (6 April 1965, Long Beach, California, USA; vocals/guitar) and Joey Santiago (b. Joseph Alberto Santiago, 11 June 1965, Manila, the Philippines; guitar). A newspaper advertisement, requiring applicants for a ‘ H&uum Read more

Wilco - 73% match to R.E.M.

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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This US quintet was initially viewed as part of the ‘No Depression’ movement of neo-country rock acts in the early 90s - one of a clutch of bands eschewing the melancholia and sentimentality associated with the genre but retaining its musical traditions. The band was formed from the ashes of Uncle Tupelo, a unit with similar musical inclinations and one that also accr Read more

Counting Crows - 72% match to R.E.M.

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This San Francisco, California, USA-based adult rock band grew out of the acoustic duo Sordid Humor, formed in 1989 by Adam Duritz (1 August 1964, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; vocals) and David Bryson (b. 5 November 1961, USA; guitar). Mat Malley (b. Matthew Mark Malley, 4 July 1963, Oakland, California, USA; bass), Steve Bowman (b. 14 January 1967, USA; drums), and Charlie Gil Read more

Barenaked Ladies - 70% match to R.E.M.

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Television Soundtracks
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Taking their name from a childhood slang term for a naked woman, the Barenaked Ladies are, in fact, five strapping lads from Scarborough, near Toronto, Canada. They were formed in 1988 by songwriters Steven Page (22 June 1970, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada; guitar/vocals) and Ed Robertson (b. Lloyd Edward Elwyn Robertson, 25 October 1970, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada; guitar/ Read more

Live - 70% match to R.E.M.

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass
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Alternative rock band from York, Pennsylvania, USA comprising Ed Kowalczyk (16 July 1971; vocals), Patrick Dahlheimer (b. 30 May 1971; bass), Chad Taylor (b. 24 November 1970; guitar) and Chad Gracey (b. 23 July 1971; drums). The band was formed as First Aid in the mid-80s by blue-collar friends Taylor, Gracey and Dahlheimer, changing their name to Public Affection with the Read more

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen - 69% match to R.E.M.

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23 September 1949, Long Branch, New Jersey, USA. As the world’s greatest living rock ‘n’ roll star, Bruce Springsteen has unconsciously proved former Rolling Stone critic Jon Landau totally correct. Landau appeared smug and brave when he made the arrogant statement in 1974, ‘I saw rock ‘n’ roll future, and its name is Bruce Springsteen’.

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Pearl Jam - 69% match to R.E.M.

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Spoken Word Soundtracks
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This revisionist (or, depending on your viewpoint, visionary) rock quintet was formed in Seattle, USA, by Jeff Ament (10 March 1963, Big Sandy, Montana, USA; bass) and Stone Gossard (b. 20 July 1965, Seattle, Washington, USA; rhythm guitar). Gossard had played with Steve Turner in the Ducky Boys, the latter going on to perform with Ament in Green River. Gossard became a memb Read more

Beck

Beck - 67% match to R.E.M.

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Drama Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks Spoken Word
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Bek David Campbell, 8 July 1970, Los Angeles, California, USA. Hansen rose swiftly to prominence in 1994 with his exhilarating marriage of folk (Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie) and guitar noise. As a child he loitered around his bluegrass street musician father, living with his office-worker mother Bibbe Hansen and half-brother in some of Los Angeles’ worst addresses, pickin Read more

Weezer - 67% match to R.E.M.

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‘Post-slacker’ US guitar pop artisans from Los Angeles, California, USA, formed in 1992 by Rivers Cuomo (13 June 1970, Manhattan, New York, USA; vocals/guitar), Matt Sharp (b. 22 September 1969, Bangkok, Thailand; bass/vocals), Patrick Wilson (b. 1 February 1969, Buffalo, New York, USA; drums) and Jason Cropper (b. 27 June 1971, Oakland, California, USA; guitar/voc Read more

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