Michael’s Guardian Q&A


Read Michael’s “Life and Style” Q&A with the Guardian here. #michaelstipe #theguardian

Get Your Tickets for Peter Buck’s April UK Shows with Luke Haines


Tickets are on sale for Peter’s upcoming shows with Luke Haines in support of their forthcoming record Beat Poetry for Survivalists which is due out in March on Omnivore Recordings in the USA and Cherry Red Records in the UK. In addition to their 3 scheduled gigs listed below, the pair will also be playing The Garage in Glasgow on April 12 … Continued

Bar Electrolite Open to the Public in Belgium for the Holidays


These are photos of the amazing Bar Electrolite in Lichtervelde, 🇧🇪 where the tunes are always great and the cocktails are named after some of our favorite songs. If you’re in town from December 27-31st, stop in for an R.E.M. themed concoction. As proprietor @loosemike says, “Bar Electrolite is a place where we talk about our passion … Continued

Peter Says: “Check Out Ian McNabb”


Hey everyone, My friend Ian McNabb who I collaborated with on his last LP is doing some American dates. His record is great. You should check him out live! Take Care, Peter p.s. watch the video for Ian’s song “Aquamarine” which Peter played guitar on: http://bit.ly/2Et8slV

Video Clip: Mike & Michael Discuss the Monster Tour


Creating a legendary album is one thing, but making sure the music translates to the stage is equally as important. As we continue to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Monster, hear Michael and Mike talk about the tour that accompanied the album (as well as shaved heads and Nudie suits!) in this clip from their … Continued

Peter Plays Bass on New Eyelids Song (Watch Video)


We just got the good word from Chris of Eyelids that they have a new video out for the single “Found at the Scene of a Rendezvous that Failed” which Peter Buck played bass on. Chris wanted us to let everybody know it’s a song written by Larry Beckett and Tim Buckley from 1966. Needless to say, … Continued

Seasonal Sale on Murmur-Era Photographs by Sandra-Lee Phipps


Our good friend Sandra-Lee Phipps is holding her annual R.E.M. print sale to coincide with the holiday season. These are custom printed editions of photographs from the early days of R.E.M. taken in Athens, GA. As she says on her site, “These photographs are part of my collection of archival images of the band R.E.M. that I … Continued

Michael’s Favorite Holiday Song?


What’s the one holiday hymn or hit you can’t get enough of? Michael weighs in with his choice at the link below: http://bit.ly/2Lfb76u

ARTnews Interview with Michael


“I have no hierarchy between high art, low art, not-art, nature, manmade—they’re all the same to me. My early fascination with folk art and what we now call outsider art—to me it was all equal to the greatest paintings or sculptures ever made in the Renaissance.” ~Michael Stipe Check out Michael’s interview with ARTnews which takes an … Continued