I’m sorry to note the passing of Cedell Davis, legendary blues man. I had the honor of making a record with him and touring with him in 2001. He was the real thing, a part of a lineage that stretches back to Robert Johnson. The month long tour we did was an experience that I will never forget.
Michael wants everyone to know that the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus is changing the world through music! They will be touring 5 states in the south this fall. For tickets and more information visit www.sfgmc.org #lavenderpentour #sfgmc #gaymenschorus
Winter is coming and so is this Automatic scarf by Paul Smith. From the Paul Smith & R.E.M. Collection Celebrating 25 years of Automatic For The People. Out Nov. 10th! #Automatic25
Michael Stipe photographed Michael Shannon for the cover and feature story in the latest issue of The Fall. Check out THE FALL Mag #wearethefall
Looking back at the Vote For Change Tour which got underway in early October 2004. On Oct. 2, the tour swung through Cleveland at Gund Arena, featuring Bright Eyes, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (w/ John Fogerty). Here’s Bruce Springsteen with Peter & Mike performing “Born To Run.”
From the Paul Smith & R.E.M. Collection Celebrating 25 years of Automatic For The People. Coming Nov. 10 #Automatic25
#AUTOMATIC25, the listening and viewing party celebrating the 25th anniversary of both the release of R.E.M.’s “Automatic for the People” & the very first R.E.M. Athens listening party, c. 1992, will take place on Saturday, October 21 at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, GA, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Finding Oscar will return to the big screen for a special one night engagement on 9/28 at Cine Athens. The soundtrack features a new recording of “Flowers of Guatemala,” performed by Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, John Stirratt, Paul Pilot and Joe Adamik. Get tickets now! http://www.athenscine.com/intro.php
The Portland contingent of Filthy Friends flying out to a show at the crack of dawn. Luckily, dawn cracks at around noon in Portland, hence the happy faces. We are playing tonight with Ted Leo and the Pharmacists in Chicago at the Goose Island brewery. We go on early! Drop by… ~Peter
(Press Release) Paul Smith and R.E.M. will produce a capsule collection of special products to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the acclaimed rock band’s landmark album, Automatic for the People.
Sunday September 17th is Constitution Day, and in the spirit of the times Michael encourages everyone to join the Protest with Prime effort and send a copy of the Constitution to The White House. Join the book drive here: www.Facebook.com/Protestwithprime
Rock icons R.E.M. are reissuing their landmark album Automatic For The People to commemorate the title’s 25th Anniversary. Due November 10 via Craft Recordings, the remastered album will be available in a variety of formats, the most extensive of which is the Deluxe Anniversary Edition, which will feature the album in it’s entirety mixed in Dolby Atmos.
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