R.E.M.- Automatic for the People 30th- Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills 10-3

Automatic for the People didn’t sell as many as Out of Time,” R.E.M. guitarist/songwriter Peter Buck reminds us. “Out of Time sold ten million copies and Automatic… only sold eight million.”


“It was substantially an uncommercial record,” Buck insists here In the Studio on the 30th anniversary of 1992’s Automatic for the People. “Except for the fact it was us, if that had been a band’s first record, it wouldn’t have gotten on the radio at all.”

Containing “Drive”, “Everybody Hurts”, and “Man on the Moon”, join Peter along with R.E.M. lead singer/ lyricist Michael Stipe and singer/ multi-instrumentalist Mike Mills starting October 3 for more frank talk about Automatic for the People , the album Rolling Stone magazine ranked at #18 on its “100 Greatest Albums of the ’90s”, and which has sold an estimated 18,000,000 copies worldwide. –Redbeard