R.E.M. to stream new album on iLike

    R.E.M.’s new album, Accelerate, will be available on iLike beginning on March 24 for fans to stream and share a week before its April 1 U.S. release date. The iLike launch will include exclusive video of the band talking about the album. Michael Stipe noted the partnership with iLike presented itself and the band decided to run with it. R.E.M. recently launched a website of raw footage, allowing visitors to edit their own video for "Supernatural Superserious," the album’s first single.