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Bill & Peter Play Together with Kevn Kinney at the 40 Watt Club


Monday night in Athens was an evening marked by exciting reunions on stage during Kevn Kinney and Peter Buck’s MacDougal Blues anniversary show.  The set featured guest performances by John Keane, David Barbe, and Amanda Kapousouz along with members of Drivin’ n Cryin’. Bill Berry manned the drums on a handful of songs during the middle … Continued

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33 Years Ago Today: R.E.M. at Shea Stadium One of the most iconic shots ever of a young R.E.M. was taken 33 years ago on August 18, 1983. Here’s the story behind the photograph, as told by the photographer Michael Plen, our dear old friend and the guy who got R.E.M. on the radio in … Continued

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An Iconic Shot from 1983, Shea Stadium


One of the Most Iconic Shots Ever of a Young R.E.M., 1983, 33 Years Ago August 1983 Here’s a story behind the photograph, as told by the photographer Michael Plen, our dear old friend and the guy who got R.E.M. on the radio in those early IRS days: “My mom had just returned from Japan … Continued

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MILLS/MCDUFFIE CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN, ROCK BAND & STRING ORCHESTRA OUT ON ORANGE MOUNTAIN MUSIC OCTOBER 14


  Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra, the first-ever classical work composed and performed by R.E.M. bassist and songwriter Mike Mills, is set for its recorded release October 14 on Orange Mountain Music. Mills composed the piece for his longtime friend and new musical collaborator, critically acclaimed violinist Robert McDuffie, with whom Mills … Continued

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Concerto For Violin, Rock Band & String Orchestra Comes to Aspen on 8-11


Mike and Robert McDuffie will perform their Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra at the Aspen Music Festival in Aspen, Colorado, this Thursday, August 11. “The piece expertly blends Mills’s prolific pop songwriting with McDuffie’s brilliance in the classical realm,” says the website for the Aspen Music Festival and School. Ticket info: https://www.aspenmusicfestival.com/…/a-recital-by-robert-m…/ … Continued

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OUT OF TIME Flashback: “Near Wild Heaven”


On August 5, 1991, the third single from OUT OF TIME, “Near Wild Heaven,” was released as a 7″ & 12″, CD single, and cassette single. The track featured Mike Mills on lead vocals.   Near Wild Heaven

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Enter To Win CD & Merch Bundles!


Competition time! We’ve got 5 fan bundles to give away that include the entire R.E.M. catalogue on CD & exclusive merchandise. To be in with a chance of winning sign up to our mailing list here: https://REM.lnk.to/competition

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Trafalgar Memory, 2001-2016


This morning Bertis found himself in London after a family trip in Europe: a great Saturday morning, driving through Trafalgar Square in a cab with my family, remembering this magical rainy night here c 2001, then pulling up the film of it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SCaOz3Q-4w A short set of seven songs in a driving rain, today’s college … Continued

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The Baseball Project Announces Summer Dates


Mike Mills, Linda Pitmon, Steve Wynn, and Scott McCaughey will hit the road later this month to play dates as the Baseball Project. Be sure to check them out in your area.   More info here: http://thebaseballproject.net/

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File Under: Great Shows That Never Happened


Thanks to Chris Hartsonge of the formidable The R.E.M. Timeline empire who found this press clip from late 1981 when, believe it or not, R.E.M. was slated to support U2 at Vanderbilt University in Nashville TN. Well, the show never happened as our guys were bumped for some reason, a good one we are sure, … Continued

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It was eleven years ago today . . . .


When R.E.M. played twice in one day— Live 8 at Hyde Park in London mid-afternoon, then about 7 hours and a quick flight later at the St Gallen Festival in Switzerland. Definitely one of the more memorable days ever— from U2 and Paul McCartney opening the Live 8 proceedings with Sgt Peppers, to a rocking … Continued

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Peter & Tony Clifton Reconnect


Peter & Kurt Bloch hanging with old pal tony Clifton who imparted some life lessons at the Burger Boogaloo Festival in San Francisco Saturday.