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
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: https://www.tso.ca/concert/late-night-beethoven-rems-mike-mills 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
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
R.E.M.’S DEAD LETTER OFFICE & EPONYMOUS to be Reissued on Vinyl for the First Time on July 29… LIFES RICH PAGEANT Also to be Released on Vinyl on July 29 The band has teamed with Capitol/UMe for the July 29 reissue of three of the band’s I.R.S. Records releases: Lifes Rich Pageant, Dead Letter … Continued
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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Check out this article on West Virginia’s Mountain Stage, one of the longest-running programs on public radio; R.E.M. fans will remember the band’s memorable appearance on the program in April 1991. Read more…
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
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.
Check out the Guardian’s article on The Jayhawks new album, Paging Mr. Proust… co-produced by our very own Peter Buck: Read Here
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
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.
Check out Mike’s interview with The Guardian on his love for Memphis legends Big Star: Read more…