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GUARDIAN COVERAGE OF VOTE FOR CHANGE


Michael and Mike, fresh off of their BBC commentary stint of a couple of weeks ago, get nice coverage along with Bruce, the Dixie Chicks, Pearl Jam, and the Vote For Change Tour in the Friday Review of The Guardian. Click on the images to enlarge and click

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READ MIKE’S ORLANDO SENTINEL EDITORIAL


The following column appears in the Op-Ed section of today’s Orlando Sentinel. R.E.M. will peform in Orlando this Friday as part of the Vote For Change Tour.

Vote for Change
Mirrored from OrlandoSentinel.com

As we’ve traveled around the United States the last year or so, we’ve sensed a growing unhappiness with the direction

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STIPE Q&A AT ROLLINGSTONE.COM


Michael speaks candidly to Rolling Stone in an interview just posted today at rollingstone.com. Check out his thoughts on napkins, pre-gig rituals, the first song he ever heard, Stipean dance moves, and much more by clicking here.

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POSTCARD FROM HOME FOR A MINUTE


Magical night in St. Paul on Tuesday on the fourth night as the Vote For Change Tour rolled on. Great sets from all three bands and a special visit by Neil Young, who has been stopping by various VFC shows: Pearl Jam in Dayton,

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POSTCARD WHILE MovingOn


Already in Cleveland this sunny saturday. What an experience this swing state tour has been so far. I cannot begin to describe how wonderful last night’s Philadelphia show was— from Bruce and Michael’s opening explanatory “why are we here and what else is happening across the state with the other

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PHOTOS FROM PHILLY


The band rehearsed for tonight’s Vote for Change Philly show at the Wachovia Center earlier this afternoon. Here ere are some photos we’ve just received from the warm-up session. Look for more this weekend as well as reports and setlists from the swing states as we get them.

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Thursday:HIGH SPEED TRAIN


Finally over jet lag from europe and commuting each day from nyc to philly,
today we rehearse with springsteen which is very exciting. Tonight is the
first debate on tv and were all praying and hoping for the best. I will be
wearing my dorky vote tie which may be lucky,

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MICHAEL IN LE MONDE!


Le Monde features our man Michael Stipe in their online edition today. Get your translators ready or brush off those dusty dictionaries, unless of course you can read the following:

Michael Stipe, un rocker en campagne

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MAKE TRADE FAIR SPECIAL AIRS FRIDAY


The one hour TV special of the Oxfam / MAKE TRADE FAIR LIVE concert will be broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK this Friday night (1st Oct) at 12.05am.

The show includes live performances by Razorlight, Jamelia, Minnie Driver, The Thrills, Ricky Gervais and R.E.M., and interviews with performers and

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GOING UPRIVER


As Bertis mentioned in his recent Postcard from the Sky, George Butler’s documentary film, Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry opens nationwide on Friday October 1st after premiering at the Toronto Film Festival a few days ago. He also alluded to the fact that the band

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R.E.M. WINS BEST MUSIC DVD AWARD FOR PERFECT SQUARE


R.E.M garnered the Best Music DVD Award at this year’s Online Music Awards for Perfect Square. Mike and Michael were on hand to accept the award during their just-concluded promotional trip through Europe. The band also was presented with awards from last year’s event. In 2003 REMHQ.com

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ATHENS WEEKLY NEWS INTERVIEWS R.E.M.


Athens Weekly News has an excellent interview with Peter and Mike about the upcoming Vote For Change Tour. To read the interview, conducted by Tony Eubanks, please click here..

Generally when we do charity stuff it’s just a matter of writing a check, and that’s easy to do.

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MILLS ON COVER OF ROLLING STONE


The newest issue of Rolling Stone, set to hit news stands in hours, features Mike Mills and a host of other artists who will be playing on the Vote For Change Tour. Michael was on the cover of the previous issue, a special devoted to the 50 Greatest

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BENEFIT FOR AUNG SAN SUU KYI


R.E.M, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, Travis, Paul McCartney, Sting, Peter Gabriel, U2 and others have contributed tracks to a benefit album for the world’s only imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Aung San Suu Kyi, who is currently under house arrest in Burma. FOR THE LADY will be released on October

JMS GOES TO WERK


Michael’s photography is currently featured in WERK, a fashion/photography/design magazine published by WORK in Singapore. Photographers, illustrators, designers and artists whose work appears in this colette collaborative issue, WERK No.X (10): Meetings, include Brian Frank, Clang, Dominic Fernandez, Ed Tsuwaki, Eisuke Fukumochi, Eva Herzigova, Johnny Khoo, KAKUTO, Kirby Koh, Koji