R.E.M. has taken control of SIRIUS RADIO’s Spectrum channel this week to coincide with Monday’s release of ACCELERATE.

RADIO R.E.M., hosted exclusively by Michael, Peter and Mike, will include insights from the band on the inspiration for each song on ACCELERATE, as well as conversations covering a variety of topics.

During the take over, listeners will hear songs from R.E.M.’s 28 year career as well as hand selected music from some of their favorite artists.

“R.E.M.’s creative contributions to music are unparalled and for three decade these rock pioneers have defined what it means to be ‘alternative’,” Said Scott Greenstein, SIRIUS President. “SIRIUS is the only place R.E.M. fans will be able to listen to music from the band’s entire catalog, every song from its new release, and hear exclusive interviews from the band’s prolific members.”