In a post on his Instagram page (@michaelstipe) tonight, MIchael announced that the new single by Fischerspooner, which he produced, is out and available on iTunes: “HAVE FUN TONIGHT the new song by Fischerspooner is out now on iTunes ! Produced and cowritten by me…” This is the first single off the new album Sir … Continued
Hidden Gem Uncovered! Here’s a photo from September 30, 1983, taken by our old friend and early R.E.M. photographer Laura Levine which she says she never saw until earlier this week: “I found it on one of my contact sheets of R.E.M. rehearsing at Stitchcraft, Inc, a former sewing factory in Athens, where they played … Continued
Check out this comprehensive ranking of all of the band’s songs by Slicing Up Eyeballs
“This latest stunt is a political smoke screen, and it saddens me that our friends and patriots in the transgender community are in the sightlines of this reckless decision. Continue to stand firm and proud. We stand beside you and we will not abandon you.” –Michael Stipe #transgender #lgbtq #transgendermiltaryban
Join Peter and Scott McCaughey for a musical weekend in Southern California, as they play a free outdoor concert with Alejandro Escovedo 8 p.m. Saturday July 29, at Burton Chace Park in Marina Del Rey.
Ten years ago the band wrapped up ACCELERATE recording at Grouse Lodge west of Dublin out in Westmeath— here’s a postcard from the time:
Hey everybody, here’s the new video from the Eyelids! As y’all might remember, I co produced their record. In spite of that, it’s a pretty great album. As you might also remember, I starred in their previous video. An Oscar quality thespian performance such as mine comes along once in a generation. That said, this … Continued
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It’s a new day today… Houston is filled with promise.
Flashback to Vienna, 1995–R.E.M. good friend Klaus Hoffmann recalls some favorite moments: Today is the 22nd anniversary of R.E.M.’s first ever show in Austria at Happel Stadium, Vienna. It was a hot summer’s day with the Cranberries and Belly opening for the band. I did not see much of those two, but have vivid recollections of my … Continued
This week we are celebrating the tenth anniversary of R.E.M.’s Dublin residency at the Olympia Theatre in July of 2007. As you know by now, the shows were recorded and released a couple of years later as “Live at the Olympia” which we like to call “the best R.E.M. record you’ve never heard” as it … Continued
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Rather than rehearsing in Athens, GA, R.E.M. invited an audience to 5 nights of live rehearsals midway through recording “Accelerate”. Here, Michael explains the concept of the live rehearsals. These live rehearsals took place in 2007 at The Olympia Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. June marks the 10th anniversary. Revisit the 2-CD, 1-DVD “Live At The … Continued
Thirty two years ago today, soundcheck for The Longest Day (thanks The R.E.M. Timeline): R.E.M. first met the band from Dublin who became their lifelong friends: it was soundcheck for The Longest Day, June 22nd was the show— at Milton Keynes Bowl in England. The rest, as they say, was history and tonight U2 is celebrating … Continued