Peter’s new band with Corin Tucker, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch, and Bill Rieflin is called Filthy Friends, and they premiered a great track, “Despierta,” at 30 Days, 30 Songs today. Said Filthy Friends: “We wrote ‘Despierta’ a couple of years ago, before Trump announced his candidacy, as a sort of forecast for where the country might be changing culturally … Continued
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
From Rollingstone.com: “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.”
As we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Out Of Time, Michael and Mike talk about lyrics.
Watch NRK’s documentary on “Losing My Religion” at nrk.no/rem
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: http://www.30days30songs.com/9