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.
Michael Stipe Supports Obama’s ‘Courageous’ Chelsea Manning Decision
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:
Writer Rich McLaughlin has crafted an inaugural day message by using only lyrics from R.E.M. songs. Impressive stuff!
Well here we are in the years— this was the story from 24 years ago, dateline Washington DC in a different time— the one and only appearance of Automatic Baby, Larry and Adam of U2 with Mike and Michael of R.E.M. A late-night idea, an afternoon run-through with borrowed guitars, making sure it was viable, … Continued
Thanks to Nancy Rankin Escovedo for sending us a few shots from the road (featured image is from Shaka’s Live in Virginia Beach, VA) Peter at City Winery in Atlanta… Scott McCaughey on tour… World Cafe Live in Philadelphia
We played Virginia Beach last night. The club was called Shakas. Great crowd and a hi-octane show ensued. I got up early to take a long walk on the beach. It’s the first place we have stayed recently that wasn’t situated in that toxic American nowhere, the place where decrepit chain stores and fast … Continued
The Ice Station experience moves to Japan this year where Peter, Mike, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch, Linda Pitmon, and Steve Wynn will perform in early February. You can learn more about the concert & ticket availability at this link: http://www.mplant.com/icestation
Well, we are bumping along in the van, scurrying from one middle of nowhere place to another. I’m pretty sure this is an old wagon train route. We are still basking in the glory that was the Athens show. Tour routing gave us a night off in Athens, GA. We had a great dinner … Continued
NME has announced the nominees for their 2017 awards, and the band’s 25th Anniversary edition of OUT OF TIME has been nominated for Best Reissue. Voting has begun and you can cast your vote HERE!
Peter’s Road Diary: More posting later, including a report on our fantabulous 40 Watt Club show, but this is the tale of the first road tragedy. I got tired of eating greasy food, so I loaded up on yogurt,saltine crackers and yogurt. I set the bag down, and we drove through the snow for ten hours. … Continued
Winter blahs heading your way? Tough time of year coming up? Spread a little sunshine on your bread with my friend David Mallamud’s delightful creation. Blending multiple inspirations and ideas, David has composed a vivid, floral arrangement of melody and fancy. I recommend this music to anyone who needs a lift now, or at any … Continued