Out Of Time Anniversary Release to Include Mountain Stage Performance


From West Virginia Public Broadcasting: “R.E.M. made a historic visit to Charleston, WV on April 28, 1991 to perform on Mountain Stage. Now, 25 years later, the music is being commercially released for the first time as part of an expansive reissue of the band’s critically acclaimed album “Out of Time.” The Mountain Stage recording … Continued

WHO KNEW: Mike to Take Part in Nashville Event on Oct. 7


Mike will be on hand for a WHO KNEW Celebrates event at City Winery in Nashville on October 7. Tickets go on sale September 8. Mike will be interviewed by Craig Havighurst, and Nashville’s The Long Players will perform songs by R.E.M. Including OUT OF TIME. The 25th Anniversary edition of the band’s album will be released on November 18.

Mike Works on Concerto Recording


Mike, Bobby McDuffie, and Ward Stare are pictured here after working on the recording for Mike’s Concerto for Rock Band, Violin, and String Orchestra. The recording will be released on October 15 so please stay tuned for more news.  

25th Anniversary Reissue Of OUT OF TIME Due Out November 18th Via Concord Bicycle


R.E.M. Announces 25th Anniversary Reissue Of ‘Out Of Time,’ Out November 18th Via Concord Bicycle “Arguably Their Most Important Record” (Pitchfork)  Includes Unreleased Demos, Rare Live Performance, Blu-Ray Versions Of Music Videos, ‘Time Piece’ Promo Film and more Pre-Order OUT OF TIME Merch Bundles  A quarter of a century after ‘Out Of Time’ helped break … Continued

Bill & Peter Play Together with Kevn Kinney at the 40 Watt Club


Monday night in Athens was an evening marked by exciting reunions on stage during Kevn Kinney and Peter Buck’s MacDougal Blues anniversary show.  The set featured guest performances by John Keane, David Barbe, and Amanda Kapousouz along with members of Drivin’ n Cryin’. Bill Berry manned the drums on a handful of songs during the middle … Continued

REM HQ Newsletter


33 Years Ago Today: R.E.M. at Shea Stadium One of the most iconic shots ever of a young R.E.M. was taken 33 years ago on August 18, 1983. Here’s the story behind the photograph, as told by the photographer Michael Plen, our dear old friend and the guy who got R.E.M. on the radio in … Continued

An Iconic Shot from 1983, Shea Stadium


One of the Most Iconic Shots Ever of a Young R.E.M., 1983, 33 Years Ago August 1983 Here’s a story behind the photograph, as told by the photographer Michael Plen, our dear old friend and the guy who got R.E.M. on the radio in those early IRS days: “My mom had just returned from Japan … Continued

MILLS/MCDUFFIE CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN, ROCK BAND & STRING ORCHESTRA OUT ON ORANGE MOUNTAIN MUSIC OCTOBER 14


  Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra, the first-ever classical work composed and performed by R.E.M. bassist and songwriter Mike Mills, is set for its recorded release October 14 on Orange Mountain Music. Mills composed the piece for his longtime friend and new musical collaborator, critically acclaimed violinist Robert McDuffie, with whom Mills … Continued

Concerto For Violin, Rock Band & String Orchestra Comes to Aspen on 8-11


Mike and Robert McDuffie will perform their Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra at the Aspen Music Festival in Aspen, Colorado, this Thursday, August 11. “The piece expertly blends Mills’s prolific pop songwriting with McDuffie’s brilliance in the classical realm,” says the website for the Aspen Music Festival and School. Ticket info: https://www.aspenmusicfestival.com/…/a-recital-by-robert-m…/ … Continued

OUT OF TIME Flashback: “Near Wild Heaven”


On August 5, 1991, the third single from OUT OF TIME, “Near Wild Heaven,” was released as a 7″ & 12″, CD single, and cassette single. The track featured Mike Mills on lead vocals.   Near Wild Heaven