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50 Years of Live Music at Montreux Jazz


The band’s extended love for the area around Lake Geneva began in 1995 when Bill Berry’s brain surgery occasioned a month-plus on the shores both in Switzerland (Lausanne) and in France (Evian les Bains). We got to know the late great impresario and founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival Claude Nobs, and he had us … Continued

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Mike to Play Two Shows with Steve Wynn & Friends in LA & SF


Longtime R.E.M. friend Steve Wynn has a pair of shows coming up on the West Coast this week which fans will not want to miss. He’ll be playingMcCabe’s Guitar Shop in LA and also The Chapel in San Francisco accompanied by Linda Pitmon, Mike Mills & Robert Lloyd. “I think they’ll be a couple of … Continued

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Watch R.E.M. By MTV Feb. 3rd on MTV Live


R.E.M. By MTV, Alexander Young’s fascinating documentary chronicling 30 years of the band’s history, airs at 7:00pm EST on MTV Live (formerly Palladia) this Wednesday, February 3rd.  R.E.M. By MTV tells the band’s story in their own words, through three decades of performances and interviews R.E.M. gave to MTV channels in the USA and around … Continued