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Speeding

R.E.M. recaptures its momentum with the new CD 'Accelerate'

R.E.M., fronted by Michael Stipe (above), performing at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, earlier this month. R.E.M., fronted by Michael Stipe (above), performing at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, earlier this month. (Rahav segev for the boston globe)
By Joan Anderman
Globe Staff / March 30, 2008

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AUSTIN, Texas - They say you can't get from A to Z without stumbling through the entire alphabet. R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe takes this metaphor for life, and most everything else having to do with life, to heart. He is stretched out in the backyard of Stubb's Bar-B-Q, pondering a quarter century of R.E.M. music. (Full article: 1493 words)

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