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Old adventures in hi-fi: the back pages of Peter Buck & Luke Haines. New York Rocker's Andy Schwartz introduces R.E.M. in January 1982 and Pulse!'s Ira Robbins hears about the band's Automatic for the People in October 1992. Plus Melody Maker's Simon Price meets Auteurs frontman Haines in December 1992 and Classic Pop's David Burke looks back with Luke in November 2017…

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Talk about the passion: Anthony DeCurtis discusses rock criticism with R.E.M.'s Peter Buck in 1994 and hangs out at the band's Reckoning sessions in 1984. Plus Steven Ward talks to music journalism's "populist-at-large" in 2000...

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You've got to have freedom: Don Snowden salutes the intrepid Pharoah Sanders (1940-2022) and Chris Ingham touches base with the jazz man born Farrell Sanders in 2000. Plus Details' William Shaw converses with Compton rapper Artis "Coolio" Ivey, Jr. (1963-2022)...

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Devil gate driver: Philip Norman hangs out with glam-rocking RAK star Suzi Quatro (Sunday Times, 1974)

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Men on the moon: Ira Robbins meets R.E.M.'s Mike Mills and Peter Buck and hears about the band's new Automatic for the People in 1992.

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