Notes From Peter Buck

I’m sitting here on the Oregon coast, watching the storm of the century blowing past my window. This is the second storm of the century this week, so I’m not sure where that leaves us, but I’ll carry on. Y’all might have noticed that R.E.M. had a live version of “World Leader Pretend” appear on … Continued


Rolling Stone Article on Mike’s Concerto

From “Beethoven and I share a birthday,” Mike Mills says with a laugh. “I have a big bust of Ludwig on my piano glaring at me to practice more.”


Listen to “World Leader Pretend” (Live) from 30 Days, 30 Songs

The band has contributed a live version of “World Leader Pretend” to 30 Songs, 30 Days, a voter initiative comprised of tracks the Washington Post calls “A Playlist of songs that Donald Trump will hate.” “World Leader Pretend” is #9 and premiered today.   Check it out here:


Our Friend Damien Schaefer

Longtime friend and R.E.M. collaborator Damien Schaefer has passed away after a long battle with cancer. Damien came on board to help us with our fledgling website in 2001 and has helped us with everything online ever since. From building from the ground up to grand experiments like the supernaturalsuperserious video site and non-R.E.M. sites like Michael’s … Continued