R.E.M. is among the nominees to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2023.
All four members of the now-defunct band — frontman Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills and drummer Bill Berry — would be enshrined if chosen for induction.
“All four members shared songwriting credit, though Stipe generally wrote lyrics and melodies, Buck pointed the musical direction, and Mills and Berry smoothed out the edges,” reads a Songwriters HoF press release. “The influential, pioneering politically correct band actively raised funds for environmental, feminist and human rights causes and their lyrics expressed their support and concerns.”
Other nominees include Patti Smith, Blondie‘s Debbie Harry, Chris Stein and Clem Burke, Heart‘s Ann and Nancy Wilson, ELO‘s Jeff Lyne and Snoop Dogg.
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