When R.E.M. began their 1987 Work Tour, “The One I Love” wasn’t even on the Billboard chart. By the time they finished their fall trek, the quartet were about to score their first Top 10 single. They were on the cover of Rolling Stone, which proclaimed R.E.M. “America’s Best Rock & Roll Band.” And their fifth studio LP, Document, was nearing … Continued
“What I Like About Miami,” Charity Single, Benefits Direct Relief Targets Aid to Florida and the Islands in the Wake of Hurricane Irma Charlie Pickett, the South Florida roots punk icon, releases “What I Like About Miami” today to benefit relief efforts in his home state of Florida and the islands battered by Hurricane … Continued
uDiscover’s Tim Peacock probes into R.E.M.’s back catalogue and pulls out 20 defining gems…
Check out Filthy Friends from their performance earlier in the week at Paste Studios, NYC.
Peter’s new band, Filthy Friends, including Corin Tucker, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch, and Linda Pitmon, will guest on Last Call with Carson Daly on Monday, September 11th. The band has just released a new album, Invitation, which they’ve been touring in support of. Tune in or set your DVR! More info here: https://www.nbc.com/last-call-with-carson-daly Photo by … Continued
Diffuser’s excellent series on Document continues with a look at “King of Birds.” Read an excerpt below and click the link for the full article: Because of the running motif of fire on Document, singer Michael Stipe suggested that the phrase “File Under Fire” should be printed on the spine of R.E.M.’s fifth LP. He might have also suggested … Continued
From CAFFEINATEDRAGE Everybody hurts. Sometimes. Teach for twenty years in public high schools and you become entrenched in the lives of young people. Thousands of them. Literally thousands. If you take the avocation of being a teacher seriously, then that investment in young people is not confined to the four walls of a classroom and not … Continued
We’re excited about Peter’s new project with Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney, and we’re glad to see that the Guardian is a fan of Filthy Friends new LP Invitation. Read their review here
Diffuser continues its deep dive into every track on R.E.M.’s fifth album, 1987’s Document, with a close look at the band’s first top ten single, “The One I Love.” http://diffuser.fm/rem-the-one-i-love/
Peter and Filthy Friends send these warm wishes to the world: “Happy album release day everybody!” Full details on the album here: http://smarturl.it/filthyfriendskrs
Hey, this is Peter. I just got home from seeing Matthew Sweet and Tommy Keene, and thought I’d catch y’all up on current affairs. This Friday the 25th, my new band Filthy Friends releases it’s first l.p. titled Invitation. The group is comprised of me, Corin Tucker from Sleater-Kinney, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch, and Bill … Continued
In this video clip from Artists Space, Michael reads from Timothy D. Snyder’s book On Tyranny: Twenty Lesson From the Twentieth Century:
Peter’s new band, Filthy Friends, with Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney fame, has an album coming out on August 25th. The pair did an interview recently with the Willamette Week which you can read Here
Read Paste magazine’s piece on the 25 Greatest Music Moments in David Letterman history and find out where R.E.M.’s first appearance falls in the ratings.
R.E.M.’s take on Jimmy Webb’s classic “existential country song” “Wichita Lineman” (1994) made famous by Glenn Campbell who recorded the song in 1968. This post is a tribute to Campbell who passed away Tuesday at the age of 81.