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STIPE AND MILLS JOIN THE KARAOKE REVOLUTION


The current issue of Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine (December, Final Fantasy X-2 on the cover) features Michael Stipe and Mike Mills trying out the just-released karaoke PS2 game from Konami called Karaoke Revolution — “It’s the End of the World as We Know It” is one of the 35-plus songs

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FILTER COVERS MICHAEL


Michael is featured on the cover of this month’s Filter magazine and in an interview called “Hope Despite the Times.” You can visit Filter’s website to find out more about Issue #8 which includes lots of good stuff: Michael Stipe on America, Kevin Shields on MBV, Elijah Wood vs. South,

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UNCUT FEATURES R.E.M.


UK monthly music magazine, Uncut, features R.E.M in a cover story in its November issue, out in stands now.

The article looks at 20 of the band’s singles in depth and includes insights from Peter, Mike, and Michael on each of the songs. As a bonus, a CD is thrown with

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TONY CLIFTON SPEAKS OUT ABOUT HOLLYWOOD BOWL FRACAS


Remhq: So Tony, how you been?

Tony (T): Usually I’m a model specimen of manhood. Recently however, I’ve been forced to wear a neck brace due to an altercation I had with security guards at the Hollywood Bowl.

remhq: I

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MICHAEL IN ACLU AD FOR FREEDOM


“I am not an American who wants to be shut up or have my neighbors be shut up.”–Michael Stipe

Michael has joined with several other artists, entertainers, and
personalities in an ad campaign to broaden awareness of the American Civil Liberties Union and what it stands for.

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R.E.M. GETS TOUR SUPPORT FROM PIRGS


On the REM tour this fall, the state PIRGs (Public Interest Research Groups) are enlisting the help of thousands of fans in the fight to protect our environment and to improve the quality of our democracy. The PIRGs are network of state-based, citizen funded organizations advocating for the public

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BAD DAY ON CNN FRIDAY NIGHT!


The Morning Team is pleased to announce that R.E.M.’s video for “Bad Day” will make its television debut Friday night at 7pm (ET) on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360°. The show has been described as a “fast-moving, surprising and provocative alternative to the typical network evening newscast.” Kinda like the

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POSTCARD HEADING EAST


On a late night flight on the way to Denver, I realized that if I don’t write down some of the things about the rest of the west coast swing, I probably will forget them. It has been a little hectic, but fun, as usual, but moreso, as Southern

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R.E.M. TOUR WEDDING


Our man on the keyboard riser, Ken Stringfellow, married Dominique (nee Sassi) on the day off during the tour, Monday, Sept. 8, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. Mike Mills served as the best man! Congratulations Ken and Dominique!

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ARTWORK FOR IN TIME, THE BEST OF R.E.M 1988-2003


Check out the artwork for In Time, The Best Of R.E.M 1988-2003.

The best of collection will include two new tracks, ‘Bad Day’ and
‘Animal’, both of which the band debuted in recent Holland and London performances.

The record will be released in the U.S. on October 28th, and internationally on October 27th.

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R.E.M. ON THE COVER OF MOJO


The U.K based MOJO magazine has a new cover story on R.E.M. The July issue has a 14-page spread (with lots of photos) covering a vast number of topics, behind the scenes studio commentary and a brief discography. To learn more, visit www.mojo4music.com.

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R.E.M. INTERVIEWED BY BBC RADIO’S JO WHILEY


Peter, Mike, and Michael stopped by BBC Radio today and were interviewed by Jo Whiley of Radio One. The band talked about their just completed 2-night stand at Brixton Academy, their upcoming headlining slot at the Glastonbury Festival, and merry olde England. BBC Radio One online will host continuing

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A LOOK BACK AT ATHENS REHEARSALS


We had a great week of rehearsals and a surprise visit and send-off from bill berry, as you know he stopped by the studio with a chefs hat, sushi, spicy pappadams with chutney [his favorite backstage snack from the old days] and then invited us out to the farm the

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MICHAEL POSTS EXCLUSIVE REHEARSAL FOOTAGE


Michael here.

We rehearsed for about a week in vancouver at the end of the recording and mixing sessions. This here is what it looks and sounds like, we wanted to do something for you all and this is what it is. rehearsal. Exactly what to expect on

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Bill Berry Feeds R.E.M.


Bill dropped by rehearsals Wednesday and revealed that he has been doing alot more with his time of late than just farming and baling hay. Word has it that Bill has become a bona fide sushi chef (well, at least he looks like one) and to prove it, he wowed