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    Wed, 12 Mar 2008 09:43:51

    R.E.M. Go the Facebook Route With New Record - They'll be in your face and streaming

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    • R.E.M. - NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 27:  Singer Michael Stipe of R.E.M. and director Stephen Frears attend The Cinema Society & Altoids screening of 'Tamara Drewe' at the Crosby Street Hotel on September 27, 2010 in New York City.
    • R.E.M. - NEW YORK - DECEMBER 07:  Singer Michael Stipe of R.E.M. attends the premiere of 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus' at the Crosby Street Hotel on December 7, 2009 in New York City.

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    R.E.M.'s latest record will be the first major disc to debut on Facebook a week before its official release. All of Accelerate's 11 tracks will be available for streaming on March 24 through iLike, a common social network widget.

    "I think you can either go with it or sit back and watch it happen, and I would rather be out on the field than in the bleachers," frontman Michael Stipe explained to Billboard.com. "It was one of those ideas that was presented to us and it seemed like a good one so we ran for it."

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    03.12.07



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