Interesting post at caffeinatedrage.com: House Republicans on Capitol Hill will be voting on Trump’s health care bill and it seems like Donald Trump may be facing a legislative failure in his first big legislative push. And it set in motion a chain of interrelated thoughts. First, there is this proclamation that came from one Donald … Continued
Michael has done an interview with Creative Independent on his creative output post-R.E.M. The interview takes a glance at his artistic work, music, and film projects since the band called it a day in 2011. Here’s an excerpt:
Mike has been in Austin this week for SXSW and recently did an interview with Austin American Statesman. Read the interview here: SXSW 2017: An interview with R.E.M.’s Mike Mills about Big Star’s Third and more Photo: Mike with members of Big Star Third at SXSW
Athens-based photographer and HQ friend, Jason Thrasher, is releasing a “stream of consciousness” body of work focused on the widely-varied music scene of Athens, Georgia, called ATHENS POTLUCK this Fall. Michael is among the 33 musicians featured. Here’s what Jason has to say about the book and Michael’s involvement: “I’ve been working as a photographer … Continued
Peter Buck will be among the all-star cast of musicians performing at Hampton 70, a celebration of the music and influence of Col. Bruce Hampton on May 1, 2017, at the Fabulous Fox in Atlanta. Tickets go On-Sale March 17th at 10am http://foxth.co/hampton70-atl Peter had the following to say about Col. Bruce: “I started seeing … Continued
The band was among the list of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 10 years ago, March 12, 2007. A special moment occurred when Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam gave a speech leading up to the induction of the band as well as joining them on stage for “Man On The Moon. … Continued
(Nashville, Tenn.) – SESAC, the nation’s most progressive PRO and the only Music Rights Organization in the country, announces that it has signed for performing rights representation in the United States the entire catalog of R.E.M., the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alternative rock band credited with pioneering the genre. The catalog includes the … Continued
Rolling Stone Reports: In April 2016, an all-star band featuring R.E.M.‘s Mike Mills, Wilco‘s Jeff Tweedy and Pat Sansone, and many more gathered onstage at Glendale, California’s Alex Theatre to perform Big Star‘s classic Third/Sister Lovers in its entirety. Big Star’s Third Live: The Legacy Lingers A live album and concert film from that performance will … Continued
Limited edition @SoundwavesArt created from the audio recording of R.E.M’s “Losing My Religion.” Signed by Mike Mills to benefit the incredible @NotesforNotes. Available here: https://soundwavesartfoundation.com/…/r-e-m-losing-my-reli…/
We’re taking a quick look back at two shows which provided the basis for R.E.M. Live (2007 release)–the Point Theatre concerts in Dublin, Ireland, on February 26-27. Our good friends at the R.E.M. Timeline as usual have the setlists (below). Read up on the Live release here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R.E.M._Live 26 February 2005 – Point Theatre, … Continued
Here’s a great photo of Michael at the Crocodile in Seattle from 2001 taken by the mega-talented David Belisle.
R.E.M. fans take note: Peter Buck will be on Austin City Limits with Alejandro Escovedo and the Burn Something Beautiful Band the week of February 11.
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Find of the Week: #TBT Showposter: R.E.M. at the Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN, 2004
Check out Rolling Stone’s look back at the band’s scintillating performance of “Ambulance Blues” with Neil Young from the Bridge School Concert in 1998: