Tunes & Thoughts II featuring Life the Griot and JD Bertis (Nov. 30) @ Foundry

Tunes & Thoughts is one unique way for Athens to celebrate its diversity through music and friendship. Two friends sharing some tunes and thoughts— a song-for-song swapping of music and attempts to surprise each other, and maybe the audience too. As the country struggles to mend its racial division, Tunes & Thoughts helps us recognize … Continued


New R.E.M. Originals in Merch Store

Check out new designs of R.E.M.Originals, as well as some favored Throwbacks, all in the newly redesigned Merch Store:


Black Friday “Originals” In Store

In addition to a new batch of “Originals” recently unearthed from our tour archives that we’ve added to the online store, we’ve also got Throwback shirts that you won’t want to miss this Friday, November 27th, in the REM Store. Join us this Friday at REMHQ where a host of shirts, including “Monkey on a … Continued


Michael Plen Photos of R.E.M. (1983)

Longtime friend and colleague Michael Plen took these shots, portraying some key early R.E.M. history—never before available for sale. The Reckoning sleeve shot is the master image of Michael in Paris: Nov 24th, 1983 at the club Baines-Douches, the band’s first concert on the continent of Europe. The other is from the stage as the … Continued

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Ice Station Vadsø‬ Recap

Since returning from Norway last week, Peter, Mike and Bertis and some at HQ keep being asked: “What were they doing up there/what was that festival about!?” Well, here goes: now that we’ve had a few days to reflect on that amazing time last week at ‪#‎IceStationVadsø‬—the music, the scenery, and the generous people of … Continued

Joseph Arthur Reflection… “In The Sun” w/Michael Stipe

Listen to this beautiful version of Joseph Arthur’s “In The Sun” with Michael and read Joseph’s reflection just below… In this world where everything sometimes seems to be nothing but darkness, it is music that heals and saves. It’s interesting that this attack happened in a venue whose soul purpose is to bring forth … Continued


In The Arctic @ ‪Ice Station Vadsø‬

Read The Times article on the festival which featured performances by Peter Buck, Mike Mils, & Scott McCaughey among others…   The Times photo from The Times


News Roundup: Michael Opens For Patti in NYC

On the heels of the exciting news that Michael returned to the stage earlier this week at the Beacon Theatre in New York where he opened up for Patti Smith with a set of covers, here’s a roundup of various articles from around the web:


Michael Featured in Vulture Article

Michael is one of 20 musicians to name their favorite Rock and Roll memoirs in a post by Vulture: 20 Musicians’ Favorite Rock and Roll memoirs… R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, author of Two Times Intro: On the Road With Patti Smith, also recommends Just Kids “She breathes art and revolution through the medium of rock and roll.” … Continued


Video: “When The Levee Breaks” from ‪Ice Station Vadsø‬.

More news from the extreme reaches of Norway in Finnmark…  earlier tonight, Mike Mills channeled Robert Plant and sang lead vocals on Led Zeppelin’s “When The Levee Breaks.” He was joined by John Paul Jones, Kurt Bloch, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon, Josh Kantor, and Steve Wynn. Video


More News From Ice Station Vadsø‬: “When The Levee Breaks”

We posted a photo earlier of Mike, Peter, and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones rehearsing backstage at ‪#‎icestationvadsø‬… prepping “Rockville” for the show that took place tonight. That was a cool moment, and here’s another from our intrepid man in the field, Bertis Downs, who snapped this shot of Kurt Bloch on guitar, Mike Mills … Continued


‎Icestationvadsø‬ Update

Great photo of Mike, John Paul Jones, and Peter rehearsing backstage at #‎icestationvadsø‬…  

Michael Stipe Plays Surprise Set in NYC, Opening for Patti Smith

MIchael made a surprise appearance last night at the Beacon Theatre in NYC where he opened for Patti Smith with a set of covers. He performed songs by John Lennon, Mott the Hoople, The Doors, David Bowie, &  Neil Young among others. He also joined Patti Smith on stage for “People Have The Power.” Read … Continued