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R.E.M. Re-Teams With Accelerate Producer, Jacknife Lee, For New Studio Album
September 21 2010

R.E.M. Re-Teams With Accelerate Producer, Jacknife Lee, For New Studio Album

Band Completes Recording On 15th Album, Due Spring 2011 From Warner Bros. Records

Burbank, CA â R.E.M. Singer Michael Stipe, Guitarist Peter Buck, And Bassist Mike Mills Have Just Finished Recording Their 15th Studio Album, Which Will Be Released In Spring 2011 By Warner Bros. Records. The Band Has Re-Teamed With Grammy Award-Winning Producer Jacknife Lee, Who Produced R.e.m.âS Acclaimed Previous Album Accelerate. He Is Also Noted For His Work On Albums By U2, Snow Patrol, The Hives, And Indie Stalwarts Kasabian, The Editors, Aqualung, And Bloc Party.

R.E.M. And Lee Have Been Recording In New Orleans At The Music Shed And In Berlin At The Famed Hansa Studios, Where Several Legendary Albums, Including David Bowieâs Heroes, U2âs Achtung Baby, And Iggy Popâs Lust For Life, Were Made. Additional Recording And Mixing Was Done At The Venerable Blackbird Studio In Nashville.

The New Album Will Be The Follow-Up To 2008's Charging Accelerate, Which Debuted At No. 2 On The Billboard Top 200 Album Chart, Topped The Alternative, Rock, Digital, And Internet (Physical Goods) Charts In The U.S., And Debuted At No. 1 In Canada, The U.K., Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, And The Czech Republic. It Spawned Three Hit Singles âSupernatural Superserious,â âHollow Man,â And âMan-Sized Wreath.â The Band Also Released A Two-CD Live Set, Entitled R.E.M. Live At The Olympia, Last October.

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