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PETER PLAYS ON QUADRI {+} CHROMIES


Quadri{+}Chromies brings together Bernard Caillaud’s digital paintings and Hector Zazou’s compositions. The multi-media experience is available in a dual DVD and CD format and features Peter Buck who plays on tracks 2, 3, and 6. Other musicians contributing their time and talents are Brian Eno, Bill Rieflin, Ryuichi Sakamoto,

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MICHAEL SET TO PERFORM AT CONCERT FOR PEACE IN NYC ON MARCH 20TH


Michael will perform at the “Bring ‘Em Home Now” Concert For Peace on March 20th at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The concert coincides with the three-year anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. Also on the bill are Rufus Wainwright, Bright Eyes, Fischerspooner,

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MICHAEL IN & ON THE NEWS WITH IN THE SUN


It’s been a busy week for Michael since the premiere of “In The Sun” on “Grey’s Anatomy” Sunday night. The six-song EP, released as an exclusive on iTunes Sunday, has risen as high as #2 on the iTunes album chart this week and currently sits at #9.

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LISTEN TO MICHAEL ON AIR AMERICA RADIO FRIDAY


Tune into Air America Radio on Friday at 7pm EST as Michael joins Majority Report Host Janeane Garofalo for a discussion. You can listen to the broadcast online here.

Also, listen for Michael on Sirius Radio’s Channel 26 Left of Center on Monday, February 13th, when he visits

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MICHAEL ON EXTRA TONIGHT


Tune into NBC this evening and catch an interview with Michael talking about the “In the Sun” EP and documentary. Extra airs at 7pm EST. Please be sure to check local listings

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MINUS FIVE RELEASE NEW RECORD


The music collective known as The Minus 5, headed up by Seattle pop/punk godfather Scott McCaughey, is back with a new studio album eponymously titled for the masses, though The Minus 5 themselves have been referring to it as “The Gun Album.” The record was released on Monday, February

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MICHAEL GUESTS ON ANDERSON COOPER 360


We have received word that Michael will appear on CNN”s Anderson Cooper 360 to discuss Katrina relief tonight. Anderson also will be discussing why the government still hasn’t given some Katrina evacuees trailers to live in. The show airs 10pm-midnight ET. Michael’s segment is scheduled for the second

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MICHAEL SINGS FOR GULF COAST RELIEF


We’re excited to announce that Michael has recorded Joseph Arthur’s song, “In the Sun,” for Gulf Coast relief. Six different versions of the song have been complied as an EP and will be made available as an iTunes exclusive on February 5th (this Sunday) at 11pm EST. The EP

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MICHAEL CHECKS IN: AUSTINEXHAUSTION


AUSTINEXHAUSTION

Last month bert and I went on a whirlwind visit of austin texas to work with coldplay, appearing on austin city limits. I sang 2 songs with the band including the joseph arthur track ‘in the sun’. You may have caught it on your local PBS station; if

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ICONOCLASTS: BATALI ON STIPE AIRS DECEMBER 15TH


The episode we’ve all been waiting for, Batali on Stipe, featuring Michael and chef Mario Batali, will air on Thursday, December 15th, at 10pm, as part of the Sundance Channel’s six-part series, Iconoclasts.

From Sundance: In this episode, award-winning restaurateur and Food Network Iron Chef Mario Batali serves

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MICHAEL SAYS HELLO TO DOLLY


I went with a bunch of people to see dolly parton on the day after thanksgiving. I had never seen her perform live [we had met some 12 years ago on oscar night when ‘I will always love you’ was up for an award]…the show was unbelievable and her

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THE MINUS 5 FILE: FINAL REPORT FROM GIJON


Bill Rieflin’s Final Report from Spain:
Sunday, 20 November, 2005. 2:51 PM

Once more, here we are, sitt now careens on the serpentine mountain road that takes us from Gijon to Madrid. Last night was the 5th and final night of the Minus 5 World Tour of Spain, 2005.

Once more,

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MINUS FIVE UPDATE FROM THE ROAD


Report From Spain, Part II, by Bill Rieflin:

Friday, 18 November, 2005. 1:25 PM

We left the hotel about 11:30, all stocked up with water and assorted munchies. Today we drive from Barcelona to Durango – a six hour drive, just like yesterday. Our Spanish hosts are in the front

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PETER/MINUS FIVE TAKE SPAIN BY STORM


The Minus Five are in Spain for five shows this month, and, as usual, we have the photos and setlists to prove it.

“The Five’s” starting lineup is Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck, Bill Rieflin, and John Ramberg, Stay tuned for reports as we get them.

MINUS FIVE IN SPAIN

-Nov Tuesday 15th,

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PETER JOINS FRIPP & RIEFLIN TONIGHT IN SEATTLE FOR A NIGHT OF IMPROV


Peter has been recording tracks for a potential album with Bill Rieflin and Robert Fripp in Seattle at Jupiter Studios. HQ received photos and an update today from Brian Orloff who describes the music as “Sonic Architecture…very spacey and atmospheric.”

The band, which in addition to Peter, Rieflin, and Fripp, includes