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ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME CEREMONY ONLINE AT SPINNER


AOL’s Spinner is now streaming the entire Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony here. You can watch the induction speeches as well as the band’s performances of “Begin the Begin,” “Gardening at Night,” and “Man on the Moon.” Be sure to check out Eddie

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JACKNIFE LEE TO PRODUCE R.E.M.’S NEXT RECORD


REMHQ is very pleased to announce that R.E.M and two-time Grammy Award winning producer Jacknife Lee will work together on the band’s next record. R.E.M. and Lee plan to begin recording this spring.

Lee’s impressive production resumé includes work with U2 on”How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb,” for

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PRESS ROUNDUP


Uncut and Q Magazine each have articles of interest in their latest issues, which both should now be available at newsstands in your area. Q has named Michael one of the 100 Greatest Singers of all time in their 100 Greatest Singers and Their 1000 Greatest Songs feature,

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PETER RATES THE SMITHS


Peter was asked by UK music mag Uncut to participate in their poll of the 30 greatest songs by legendary Manchester group The Smiths, who, after an illustrious but short career, disbanded in 1987. The results of the poll are published in Uncut’s March 2007 issue, and the

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MICHAEL TO PERFORM AT TIBET HOUSE BENEFIT


Michael is confirmed to perform at the annual Tibet House Benefit Concert on Monday, February 26th, at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Artistic director Philip Glass has assembled an impressive line-up for this year’s event which, in addition to Michael, includes Laurie Anderson, Ray Davies, Philip Glass, Deborah Harry,

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PETER SET TO TOUR WITH HITCHCOCK & VENUS 3 THIS SPRING


Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3 will embark on an 16-date spring tour of the USA this March-April, following a pair of shows by Peter and Robyn at SXSW in Austin on March 16th. The rest of the band, Bill Rieflin and Scott McCaughey, will join up with Robyn

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R.E.M. SURPRISES OXFORD


Bertis phoned Athens around 7pm ET to report that Mike and Michael joined Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, and Bill Rieflin) during the encore at the Zodiac in Oxford, England tonight for a guitar-only version of Electrolite, the Hitchcock classic Arms

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JOHNNY BERLIN DVD RELEASE


Michael, along with his partner Jim McKay of C-HundredFilm Corp, are the Executive Producers of “Johnny Berlin,” adocumentary-comedy about a train porter who is also a
struggling writer, compulsive gambler and all-around ramblin’ man.

The director of the film is long-time R.E.M. collaborator, Dominic DeJoseph, who directed the music video for “Bittersweet

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R.E.M. IN VIEW


Since the time we found out that R.E.M. was getting inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Macon, Georgia, we began planning an exhibit for the museum. Being the art director, it fell into my hands to coordinate everything from the content to the design and installation.

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VENUS 3 HIT THE ROAD WITH ROBYN HITCHCOCK


Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 featuring Peter Buck,Scott McCaughey, and Bill Rieflin will be playing eleven US dates this November beginning next Wednesday in Chicago.
Mark Pickerel will be opening along the East Coast Tour. Please check out the dates below and click on the following links for more

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SIGN OF THE TIMES…?


This was the scene on Sunset Boulevard a week ago with the closing of Tower Records…on the same day the massive Google purchase of You Tube was made public. Coincidence…? Perhaps.

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JOSEPH ARTHUR/SHORTBUS/PAPERCRANES=my week


Two things, three:

First, I performed with JOSEPH ARTHUR, ‘in the sun’ at nyc’s bowery ballroom last wednesday a week back. He is winding his way westward across the country with an amazing band and a pocketful of brilliant songs, im rarely so moved as when I watch him sing.

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MICHAEL Q’S UP!


Michael is one of 20 artists selected by Q to have their own cover in this month’s special 20th Anniversary of Q Magazine. READ MICHAEL’S INTERVIEW BY CLICKING here.

The 20 musical icons that have given exclusive shoots and interviews are Michael, Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Madonna,