Be sure to tune in to BBC Radio 2 today, as Michael Stipe will be talking about “REM at the BBC” with Jo Whiley & Simon Mayo after 6pm (UK)…
Brooklyn Vegan reports that Michael will perform at a benefit for Basilica Hudson in Hudson, NY, on October 27, where Courtney Love will be honored:
R.E.M. at the BBC, the band’s 9-disc box set of sessions, concerts, and interviews recorded and broadcast by the BBC through the years, is available today.
The collection tracks R.E.M.’s trip from the U.S. college rock scene to truly global artists, and it includes alternate versions of many of the band’s greatest hits, most of which have never been released before.
Michael is among an array of artists who pay homage to Sophie Calle’s cat on her new album, Souris Calle. According to Rollingstone.com, “the 37-track project is named for the late feline, Souris, which translates to “mouse” in English.” Souris Calle is available to stream via Spotify, while it can also be purchased on triple LP vinyl. The article at rollingstone.com … Continued
Athenians: “Accelerating Backwards” from the forthcoming release, R.E.M. at the BBC, along with an entire episode of “Later…With Jools Holland” will screen at Cine Athens this Wednesday & Thursday at 8pm ahead of the October 19th collection release. The special preview screening kicks off with a sixty-minute intimate retrospective of the band’s legendary performances at the BBC … Continued