It’s now happened once in every decade since the 1980s, and, since we’re clearly keeping score, one can only wonder how many bands can boast that! After cover appearances in issue #17 in 1984 and fourteen years later on #43 in 1998, R.E.M. has once again landed on the cover of the inimitable, must-read magazine, the Big Takeover. This time it’s Issue #62 which sports the collective visages of Buck, Mills, and Stipe, and there’s even a tremendous interview with Michael who discusses a wide-range of salient topics. It’s quite good.
We regret to inform you that the only place you can get a copy is at a newsstand in your area.. though, thanks to the BT, you can read a small portion of the cover story by clicking HERE and also HERE. So check this out and don’t be deterred by the lack of online availability; just hustle out to your favorite store and pick up a copy asap.
And, no doubt, we’ll look forward to the band keeping their streak alive by making their fourth appearance on the BT cover again at some point after 2010.