New Alejandro Escovedo Record, Burn Something Beautiful, with Peter Buck, Out Friday

Burn Something Beautiful, the new album from Alejandro Escovedo hits stores and digital outlets on Friday, October 28th. It just so happens that the Texas rocker’s latest album has some major R.E.M. connections. Both Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey not only co-wrote the albums songs and play on it, but they also produced it.

The Orchestral For The People

Mike’s concerto is featured at the today. Check out the full article here:

Filthy Friends Track “Despierta” debuts on 30 Days, 30 Songs…

Peter’s new band with Corin Tucker, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch, and Bill Rieflin is called Filthy Friends, and they premiered a great track, “Despierta,” at 30 Days, 30 Songs today. Said Filthy Friends: “We wrote ‘Despierta’ a couple of years ago, before Trump announced his candidacy, as a sort of forecast for where the country might be changing culturally … Continued

Notes From Peter Buck

I’m sitting here on the Oregon coast, watching the storm of the century blowing past my window. This is the second storm of the century this week, so I’m not sure where that leaves us, but I’ll carry on. Y’all might have noticed that R.E.M. had a live version of “World Leader Pretend” appear on … Continued

Rolling Stone Article on Mike’s Concerto

From “Beethoven and I share a birthday,” Mike Mills says with a laugh. “I have a big bust of Ludwig on my piano glaring at me to practice more.”

Listen to “World Leader Pretend” (Live) from 30 Days, 30 Songs

The band has contributed a live version of “World Leader Pretend” to 30 Songs, 30 Days, a voter initiative comprised of tracks the Washington Post calls “A Playlist of songs that Donald Trump will hate.” “World Leader Pretend” is #9 and premiered today.   Check it out here:

Our Friend Damien Schaefer

Longtime friend and R.E.M. collaborator Damien Schaefer has passed away after a long battle with cancer. Damien came on board to help us with our fledgling website in 2001 and has helped us with everything online ever since. From building from the ground up to grand experiments like the supernaturalsuperserious video site and non-R.E.M. sites like Michael’s … Continued

R.E.M. Newsletter: Concerto & Out Of Time Reveals

Look inside our latest newsletter for Out of Time & Concerto News… Out Of Time Deluxe & 25th Anniversary Edition Contents Revealed Here are the contents for the various packages of the Out Of Time 25th Anniversary releases… all of which feature the remastered album, 19 previously…

Update on Chelsea Manning

Good news from Chelsea Manning today who reports being ok and in the groove of things after not having been heard from in nearly a week.

#MillsMcDuffieConcerto Album & Tour News!

Mike’s “Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra” with Robert McDuffie will be released on October 14 on Orange Mountain. Their tour kicks off on October 20 in Miami, Florida.

Mike’s Concerto Album Set for October 14 Release Day

News of Mike’s concerto album, CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN, ROCK BAND, AND STRING ORCHESTRA, and upcoming tour with Robert McDuffie and band, the Fifth House Ensemble, has been abuzz of late in the press (we’ve got a round up of the latest articles just below for your reading pleasure) and for good reason…