Watch Michael’s video urging others to join him in taking a stand for Chelsea Manning, You can sign the petition at… FreeChelsea.com Watch the video here: http://bit.ly/2cHtekc
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
Salon’s Annie Zaleski takes a look at R.E.M.’s last album with Bill Berry in an article entitled “A Road Album Without Borders.”
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.
NPR’s All Songs Considered premiered R.E.M.’s demo for “Radio Song” earlier this week. The track is from the 25th Anniversary edition of OUT OF TIME which will be available this November.
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.
The OUT OF TIME 25th Anniversary reissue was announced yesterday and here is some of the press coverage the news has gotten; you can pre-order merch bundles here.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Birthday wishes to the man behind the drum kit… Mr. William T. Berry.