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DOG OF THE WEEK


This week’s canine best in show is Sadie, 95 pounds of Chocolate Lab muscle (mostly); she is a true Aries – – extremely energetic @ the age of 11 years; enthusiastic and completely confident (no matter how BIG an approaching dog might be, she always thinks she’s bigger)  and her

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NEW MIAMI PHOTOS


Check out new photos of the band in the studio by visiting Michael’s Photo Diary section of the site (click the photo of Michael on the main news page to view them).

Also, we are excited to present to you, at left, our first ever Dog of the Week,

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The haiku year Expands


The haiku year, the award-winning book featuring poems by Michael Stipe, Grant Lee Phillips and five others, is now available in a new edition featuring an introduction by Steve Earle, an afterword by contributor Tom Gilroy, and 60 pages of new Haiku entitled “Exact Dates Unknown.” The book, first

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STUDIO PHOTOS


R.E.M continues to polish tracks in Miami for their next record. We’ve just gotten a fresh batch of photos from the studio. Enjoy!

Photos by David Belisle.

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CARVED IN STONE VOLUME 2


On Friday, June 4th, Carved in Stone–Volume Two will be released in an effort to raise funds for the Preserve the Rocks Fund, a donation driven reserved dedicated to the preservation and maintenance of the historic Red Rocks Amphitheatre just outside of Denver, Colorado. Included among the ten tracks

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MICHAEL STIPE


Watch Entertainment Weekly Daily News today at 1:40pm for a special behind the scenes segment on Michael. CNN “Soundcheck” will also air a feature on Michael sometime between 12:00 noon and 1pm this Sunday, May 30th. “Soundcheck” repeats every hour throughout the day. CNN International is expected to

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NEW R.E.M. BOOK OUT SOON


Johnny Black will be reading from his latest book, R.E.M. REVEAL, The Story of R.E.M., at Borders Bookshop, Charing Cross Road, London, at 6:30pm on Wednesday, May 26th (admission is free). Johnny will also conduct a question and answer session and sign copies of the book. R.E.M. REVEAL

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POSTCARD FROM COMPASS POINT


We are about finished with the work here and will be heading across the water to Miami for the final phase of recording and mixing. Compass Point has been a wonderful place to work, and the songs and sounds have really been flowing the past few weeks.

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R.E.M. CHANGES THE WORLD


This just in: Q Magazine, in their May ’04 issue, has listed R.E.M. as one of its “50 Bands That Changed the World.” The band checks in at #20 in the poll with the following blurb:

“Before R.E.M. emerged in the early ’80’s, there was no real alternative rock

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STIPE IN THE CITY


(As mirrored from the scotsman.com)

Tartan Day thrives on kilts and the city

NEW York proved to be the city that never sleeps for Boswell who took on its 24-hour party people lifestyle with an enthusiasm that made

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MCCAUGHEY PROFILE AT CNN.COM


Be sure to check out cnn.com for a great profile of Scott McCaughey and the Minus Five. He’s a man of many talents and many songs as Peter Buck will attest. And did you know that Scott’s written a yet-to-be-used theme song for the Austin Powers series (“Dr.

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AXES OUT: BUCK AND MCCAUGHEY IN HARP MAGAZINE


The May issue of Harp magazine features Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey on the cover as well as an in-depth look at the Minus Five. Learn how Peter and Scott met, how the Minus Five formed, and many other fun-filled facts about the world of the Minus Five.

For more

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MIKE & BIG STAR IN MEMPHIS


Mike will present a Hero Award to legendary Memphis band, Big Star, tonight at the Memphis Chapter of The Recording Academy’s awards’ ceremony. The event will honor several outstanding artists who have made contributions to popular culture and American music. In addition to Big Star, this year’s heroes include

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HOW A STIRLING PERFORMANCE WAS MADE AND WHERE IT GOT US


To celebrate the March release of A Stirling Performance, featured bonus material on the Perfect Square DVD, A Lonely Goat, aka Deborah Hogan and Andy Cronk, have kindly put together a retrospective on the making of the documentary. Read on and learn the whole story behind the making

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REM FINALLY MAKES FUNNY PAPERS


Our days of scouring the funny papers for a mention of REM have finally been rewarded! Check out the comic on the left and while you’re at it, check out one or all of the following for REM ringtones:

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