Night Before the Toronto Concerto

Robert McDuffie, Peter Oundjian and Mike Mills. The night before the premiere of the concerto in Toronto! Stay tuned for updates before, during, and after the show…   photo by Bertis

Mike & Robert McDuffie to Play Concerto in Toronto June 17th

Athens GA:  Mike Mills and his lifelong friend Robert McDuffie:  after dinner after rehearsal for the upcoming premiere of Concerto for Rock Band, Classical Violin and String Orchestra coming up Friday night in Toronto:   Photo by Bertis


The Toronto Symphony Orchestra goes Late Night! Experience two highly innovative performances: Beethoven’s mighty “Eroica” Symphony, a groundbreaking orchestral touchstone; and the World Première of a new concerto for electric violin by Mike Mills, founding member of R.E.M., featuring eminent guest violinist Robert McDuffie. Don’t miss The Massey Hall Band in a free pre-concert performance … Continued

The Baseball Project Goes Midseason Midwest

Mike Mills once again joins Linda Pitmon, Steve Wynn, and Scott McCaughey for a week of music and America’s Pastime this July, as the band hits some  favorite cities across the heartland.  In Milwaukee they’ll stop by Miller Park to sing the anthem in front of a fun-loving Brewers crowd, before rocking the Anodyne with … Continued

Mike to Perform Concerto in Rome with Robert McDuffie

The Rome Chamber Music Festival marks its 13th season with the Italian premiere of “Concerto for Rock Band, Violin and String Quintet,” composed by Mike Mills. Mike composed the piece for Robert McDuffie, world-renowned violinist and founder of the Festival; Mills, McDuffie, and an eclectic group of rock and classical musicians will perform the piece … Continued


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Mike Mills To Perform with Robert McDuffie Live in Rome, Italy, June 30, 2016

Mike will be the guest star of the Rome Chamber Music Festival at Palazzo Barberini in the heart of ancient Rome on June 30th. Surrounded by an incomparable baroque setting, R.E.M.’s “secret weapon” will perform with long-time friend & classical violinist Robert McDuffie. The pair will perform the Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String … Continued

Throwback to Sheffield, 2005

The band’s 25th anniversary was celebrated in fine form in Sheffield, England, on June 15, 2005 with a birthday cake at Hallam FM Arena. The guys returned to Sheffield to play a concert which had been postponed in February of that year due to Mike’s illness.

Watch Mike Onstage at Big Star Third Tribute

Mike joined an all-star cast of musicians comprising Big Star Third as they paid tribute to the legendary Memphis band in Glendale, CA, this week.  Click the link below for a recap and check out videos of performances of Big Star songs:   Members of Wilco, R.E.M., and Yo La Tengo cover Big Star’s Third … Continued

Remembering Mountain Stage: April 28, 1991

Today is the 25th anniversary of R.E.M.’s much-loved performance on the venerable West Virginia-based radio program, Mountain Stage. Check out their story dedicated to the band’s set HERE.