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    Scott Newton/Austin City Limits
    Influential superstars R.E.M. take the AUSTIN CITY LIMITS stage in support of their latest acclaimed record, Accelerate .

    R.E.M.’s fifteenth album is making the band feel generous: They’re currently giving away the album, Collapse Into Now,  at no cost.

    Through March 8, the album’s official release, fans of the Atlanta rock stalwarts can head to NPR to stream Collapse Into Now in its entirety.

    Individual songs are also accessible. We recommend the rousing “It Happened Today,” which ably stacks up against the best of their classic 1992 disc Automatic for the People.

    Collapse Into Now includes guest appearances from Eddie Vedder, Patti Smith, and Peaches. R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe will perform with Smith, the Flaming Lips, and many other artists tonight at the the Tibet House benefit at Carnegie Hall.