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R.E.M. WANTS YOU!


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!

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POSTCARD FROM THE EYE OF THE STORM


Pretty calm here in DC. Playing a show tonight in DAR (that stands for Daughters of the American Revolution…) Constitution Hall, not far from Pennsylvania Avenue, one of the great old concert venues anywhere for everybody other than our crew—it’s a, ahem, challenging venue, but makes for some great

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MICHAEL CHECKS IN FROM THE ROAD


Michael sent over this photo today taken by Bill Rieflin at Wednesday’s Ohio show of Michael and Andy of Now It’s Overhead. Michael says, “We look better a ‘little fuzzy’ I have to say,”

Learn more about Now It’s Overhead by clicking here.

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AROUND THE SUN TOPS CHARTS IN SWEDEN


Around the Sun has gone to #1 this week on Sweden’s Album Chart, giving the band their 8th number one for the record which was released on October 4th. In other news, “Leaving New York” has climbed to the top of the airplay charts in Norway…

R.E.M will be in Scandinavia

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VOTE FOR CHANGE FINALE RE-BROADCAST SLATED FOR SATURDAY


Sundance Channel announced today that, due to popular demand, the network will re-broadcast National Anthem: Inside the “Vote for Change” Concert Tour on Saturday, October 30th at 6:30pm ET. National Anthem is a television special consisting of behind-the-scenes footage from the tour by acclaimed filmmakers Albert Maysles and D A

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GOING UPRIVER SITE FEATURES MICHAEL INTERVIEW


Given the tenor of these critical times, with November 2nd fast approaching, coupled with the fact that a great deal of misinformation is slated to be spread this week about Senator John Kerry by a certain broadcasting corporation, we wanted to remind visitors to remhq.com of George Butler’s brilliant documentary

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VOTE FOR CHANGE FINALE ON RADIO, TV, AND WEB TONIGHT!


Be sure to tune into the Sundance Channel tonight at 6:30 pm ET for the grand finale of the Vote For Change Tour from Washington, DC, with performances by R.E.M., Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Dave Matthews Band, Dixie Chicks, Jackson Brown, James Taylor,

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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.

photos by

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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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