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Video Clip: What Would John McVie Do? Mike Mills on “Losing My Religion”


As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of “Out Of Time,” Mike discusses the bass line he crafted for “Losing My Religion” with a nod to Fleetwood Mac’s John McVie in this clip by our friends from NRK in Norway (check out their documentary on “Losing My Religion”: nrk.no/rem). Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxeNgkTqrFU Stay tuned for other clips … Continued

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Video Clip: The Mandolin in “Losing My Religion”


Our friends at NRK in Norway have put together a great documentary on “Losing My Religion,” and we’re featuring clips from it over the course of the next few weeks in celebration of the release of the 25th Anniversary Edition of OUT OF TIME.  The first clip, “The Mandolin in Losing My Religion,” features Michael … Continued

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Chelsea Manning update From Michael: Urgent


Michael has updated his Chelsea reporting to reflect her current situation, please sign the petition at www.freechelsea.com and tell all your friends across all media.   Watch the video here: https://www.facebook.com/REMhq    

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Out Of Time Anniversary Release to Include Mountain Stage Performance


From West Virginia Public Broadcasting: “R.E.M. made a historic visit to Charleston, WV on April 28, 1991 to perform on Mountain Stage. Now, 25 years later, the music is being commercially released for the first time as part of an expansive reissue of the band’s critically acclaimed album “Out of Time.” The Mountain Stage recording … Continued

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WHO KNEW: Mike to Take Part in Nashville Event on Oct. 7


Mike will be on hand for a WHO KNEW Celebrates event at City Winery in Nashville on October 7. Tickets go on sale September 8. Mike will be interviewed by Craig Havighurst, and Nashville’s The Long Players will perform songs by R.E.M. Including OUT OF TIME. The 25th Anniversary edition of the band’s album will be released on November 18.

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Mike Works on Concerto Recording


Mike, Bobby McDuffie, and Ward Stare are pictured here after working on the recording for Mike’s Concerto for Rock Band, Violin, and String Orchestra. The recording will be released on October 15 so please stay tuned for more news.  

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25th Anniversary Reissue Of OUT OF TIME Due Out November 18th Via Concord Bicycle


R.E.M. Announces 25th Anniversary Reissue Of ‘Out Of Time,’ Out November 18th Via Concord Bicycle “Arguably Their Most Important Record” (Pitchfork)  Includes Unreleased Demos, Rare Live Performance, Blu-Ray Versions Of Music Videos, ‘Time Piece’ Promo Film and more Pre-Order OUT OF TIME Merch Bundles  A quarter of a century after ‘Out Of Time’ helped break … Continued

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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