R.E.M. are the most influential, prolific and vital American group of the last quarter century. From their humble post-punk beginnings in the college town of Athens, Georgia to their current standing as a global phenomenon, R.E.M. have consistently bucked audience expectations and defied music biz rules. Along the way, they've produced a dozen superb albums, including their 1983 classic début Murmur, 1992's award-winning Automatic For The People and 2001's chart-topping Reveal. They've also proven themselves a performing powerhouse, masters of the video genre and exponents of many a timeless single, including "Everybody Hurts", "Losing My Religion" and "The One I Love". Tony Fletcher's 1989 biography Remarks was the first book to be written about R.E.M.. Now Fletcher has returned to the subject and, by drawing on new interviews with band members and associates, has added ten new chapters covering the group's triumphant return to touring in 1995 with the album Monster, the truth behind their "US$ 80,000,000 record deal", the departure of Bill Berry in 1997 and how it almost destroyed the band, the creation of Reveal, the first R.E.M. album of the 21st century, and Peter Buck's "air-rage" trial. REMARKS REMADE also contains considerable additional materials in its expanded original chapters. It's a solid gold classic rock biography... and now it's better than ever!