R.E.M. Set Album Release and Offer Free Download

(Gibson) R.E.M.'s new album, Collapse Into Now, has a release date. The album, the alt-rock legends' 15th studio effort, will hit stores and online retailers on March 7.

And, to whet fans' appetites, the band are offering a free download of the song "Discoverer." By entering an e-mail address at www.REMhq.com, listeners can get a taste of the new record.

Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Co. recorded the album in Berlin, New Orleans and Nashville with producer Jacknife Lee. Special guests on the release include Eddie Vedder, Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye and Peaches. more on this story

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