Check out a just-posted Question and Answer session between Michael and Spin Magazine at Spin.com.
Stay up late and catch Michael on Last Call with Carson Daly tonight. The show airs at 1:35AM ET. Please check local listings.
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Athens band Now It’s Overhead will support R.E.M in the United Kingdom and Ireland during the Winter leg of the band’s 2005 Tour at the following shows:
02.21.05–Hallam FM Arena, Sheffield
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Aftermath, the second single from Around the Sun, has been released this week. As previously reported back in October, B-sides for the single were recorded in the Athens Rehearsal Studio during the summer and include “High Speed Train,” “So Fast, So Numb,” and “All the Right Friends.” Brett
The London Observer has a fantastic article on Oxfam’s ongoing effort to Make Trade Fair. The article highlights appearances in a recent ad campaign by Michael, Thom Yorke, Chris Martin, and Colin Firth and includes an interview with Michael. To read the Observer article, please click here.
The Minus 5 has released a new EP called At the Organ on Yep Roc Records to tide over fans everywhere until the release of their next full length. According to maestro Scott McCaughey, a number of the EP’s tracks were recorded during the Down With Wilco sessions.
Check out Blender.com’s “Dear Superstar” page where you can currently submit questions to Michael. If chosen, your question will appear, with Michael’s answer, in an upcoming issue of Blender magazine. So visit blender.com now and enter that question you’ve always wanted to ask Michael.
R.E.M experiences a homecoming of sorts tonight as they return to Seattle to play back-to-back shows over the weekend with support this evening from fellow Athenians, Five-Eight, and Saturday night’s special guest Charlie Mars. Both shows are at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall.
Five Eight, who will also be joining the
Support has been firmed up for most of the band’s 2005 World Tour. R.E.M will be joined by Joseph Arthur, Brainstorm, Bright Eyes, and The Thrills on various legs of next year’s tour (please see the schedule below for specifics). We will announce opening acts for the UK
This month’s Rolling Stone Germany has an in-depth cover article on the band as well as a special feature on the 500 Greatest Albums of all time. R.E.M storms the charts with seven records. Check it out to find out which ones made the list.
These fine photos of Michael were taken by Angela McCluskey who has opened for R.E.M so far in Chicago, Cincinnati, Boston, Atlantic City, and DC. Angela will support the band again at Madison Square Garden in New York on Thursday night. Thanks Angela!
Pretty calm here in DC. Playing a show tonight in DAR (that stands for Daughters of the American Revolutionâ¦) Constitution Hall, not far from Pennsylvania Avenue, one of the great old concert venues anywhere for everybody other than our crewâitâs a, ahem, challenging venue, but makes for some great