Hey, this is Peter. I just got home from seeing Matthew Sweet and Tommy Keene, and thought I’d catch y’all up on current affairs. This Friday the 25th, my new band Filthy Friends releases it’s first l.p. titled Invitation. The group is comprised of me, Corin Tucker from Sleater-Kinney, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch, and Bill … Continued
In this video clip from Artists Space, Michael reads from Timothy D. Snyder’s book On Tyranny: Twenty Lesson From the Twentieth Century:
Peter’s new band, Filthy Friends, with Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney fame, has an album coming out on August 25th. The pair did an interview recently with the Willamette Week which you can read Here
Read Paste magazine’s piece on the 25 Greatest Music Moments in David Letterman history and find out where R.E.M.’s first appearance falls in the ratings.
R.E.M.’s take on Jimmy Webb’s classic “existential country song” “Wichita Lineman” (1994) made famous by Glenn Campbell who recorded the song in 1968. This post is a tribute to Campbell who passed away Tuesday at the age of 81.
In a post on his Instagram page (@michaelstipe) tonight, MIchael announced that the new single by Fischerspooner, which he produced, is out and available on iTunes: “HAVE FUN TONIGHT the new song by Fischerspooner is out now on iTunes ! Produced and cowritten by me…” This is the first single off the new album Sir … Continued
Hidden Gem Uncovered! Here’s a photo from September 30, 1983, taken by our old friend and early R.E.M. photographer Laura Levine which she says she never saw until earlier this week: “I found it on one of my contact sheets of R.E.M. rehearsing at Stitchcraft, Inc, a former sewing factory in Athens, where they played … Continued
Check out this comprehensive ranking of all of the band’s songs by Slicing Up Eyeballs
“This latest stunt is a political smoke screen, and it saddens me that our friends and patriots in the transgender community are in the sightlines of this reckless decision. Continue to stand firm and proud. We stand beside you and we will not abandon you.” –Michael Stipe #transgender #lgbtq #transgendermiltaryban
Join Peter and Scott McCaughey for a musical weekend in Southern California, as they play a free outdoor concert with Alejandro Escovedo 8 p.m. Saturday July 29, at Burton Chace Park in Marina Del Rey.
Ten years ago the band wrapped up ACCELERATE recording at Grouse Lodge west of Dublin out in Westmeath— here’s a postcard from the time:
Hey everybody, here’s the new video from the Eyelids! As y’all might remember, I co produced their record. In spite of that, it’s a pretty great album. As you might also remember, I starred in their previous video. An Oscar quality thespian performance such as mine comes along once in a generation. That said, this … Continued
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It’s a new day today… Houston is filled with promise.
Flashback to Vienna, 1995–R.E.M. good friend Klaus Hoffmann recalls some favorite moments: Today is the 22nd anniversary of R.E.M.’s first ever show in Austria at Happel Stadium, Vienna. It was a hot summer’s day with the Cranberries and Belly opening for the band. I did not see much of those two, but have vivid recollections of my … Continued