Molly (spazzngsaxling5) wrote in xvolumex,
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R.E.M.
 
According to an article in Q magazine, Michael Stipe and co asked a group of people to scribble down possible names on a toilet wall. R.E.M. took their fancy!
 
 
 
R.E.M.
 
After trying to choose between names such as Can of Piss or Twisted Kites, Michael flipped through a dictionary and landed on R.E.M.--the name stuck. Note: R.E.M. is just a random name--it has NOTHING to do with rapid eye movement
 
 
 
R.E.M.
 
On a VH1 documentary, I heard that Michael Stipe and the band were big fans of TV Personality Dan Rather. I'm not sure how they arrived with the rest of the meaning. But the name is actually short for Rather's Eel Mongers.

It bothers me that there's like seven explinations for each band. lol

IDEA!...Vote for which one you think is true!

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