REM Become Part of Rock's Official History The band REM will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 12. The Grammy winning band hails from Athens, Ga., and is considered a pioneer of alternative rock. Singer Michael Stipe has fronted the band for all of its recordings, including the hits "Shiny Happy People" and "Losing My Religion." The band's latest CD is REM: The Best of the IRS Years 1982 1987, a CD-DVD combo. Originally broadcast on May 11, 1998.