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
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.
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
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
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
A preview listening party to celebrate the release of R.E.M.’s new album, Around the Sun, will take place on Monday, October 4 from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. at Little Kings Club on the corner of Hull Street and West Hancock Street in downtown Athens.
Guests will be able to hear the
A brief update from Milan–too many emails to get to for any more than this.
After a packed week of radio/TV/live/print madness in London (all fun, all productive) we came down to Milan Friday night for a few days of the same here. Italy is always a highlight and
Well, after last night, Iâm glad to report that it indeed feels like a
tour. The band played a spirited hour plus set last night for a gracious,
enthusiastic audience of fan club members and radio competition winners.
Highlights were many:
* The public premiere of several songs off the new record,
Our intrepid man in London, Bertis E Downs, IV, checked in from London, UK, with the following report from last nite’s big benefit show:
The band played a âsurprizeâ but heavily rumoured show whilst in London. The charity Oxfam was doing a Make Trade Fair live event at
Michael has made the cover of the latest Rolling Stone in a special issue called “The Photographs–The Fifty Greatest Portraits & the Stories Behind Them.”
From Rolling Stone:
“There was no stylist, no makeup artist,” says British photographer Platon, who shot Stipe on September 5, 2001. “He came to
This will be a quick one: video shoot is going great, being directed by our good friend Peter Care, responsible for some great ones in past years (“Man on the Moon,” “Whatâs the Frequency, Kenneth?,” and “Drive”). Of course I wonât give the plot away, but I sense that
On October 5, Epic Records will release Mary Had A Little Amp, a special collection of songs including “We Walk” by R.E.M., to benefit People For the American Wayâs Project Kid Smart and Start Smart America. Both projects are working to ensure preschool education for all American
Tickets for all shows on the upcoming Vote For Change Tour including R.E.M.’s dates with Bruce Springsteen will go on sale this Saturday, August 21st. If you haven’t already, be sure to visit moveonpac.orgwhere you can sign up to be eligible for presale tickets. MoveOnpac.org also
Ken Stringfellow ‘Soft Commands’ is out today on Yep Roc (www.yeproc.com),
which is of course also home of the Minus 5. Tour dates are as follows:
July 16 live on KEXP, 9am Pacific time
July 16 KS/Bridget St. John at Wild Buffalo, Bellingham WA
July 17 KS/Bridget St. John at