Michael Interview in La Repubblica


Italian newspaper La Repubblica has an interview with Michael this month including images from his book of photography. Here’s the lead excerpt: “Eighteen songs are already ready. For five years I’d had a clean break from music. Now I’m writing, composing and recording all by myself and for the first time.” In a Bolognese courtyard … Continued

Peter Stops By R U Talkin’ R.E.M. RE: ME


Peter joined the Scotts on R U Talkin’ R.E.M. RE: ME last night and also made another surprise appearance during Clusterfest you can read all about at here Photo from Scott Aukerman’s Instagram page @scottaukerman (Peter pictured with Scott Aukerman and Adam Scott)

A Night of Georgia Music Tickets Go On Sale Today


Tickets for “A Night of Georgia Music” with Mike Mills, Robert McDuffie, and Chuck Leavell go on sale today! Check on-sale times below: SEP 26, THU: Warner Theatre, Washington, DC (On Sale starts at 10AM EDT) SEP 28, SAT: Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Asheville, NC (On Sale 10AM EDT) SEP 29, SUN: Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta, … Continued

New Album and Tour from The Minus 5


The Minus 5’s new album Stroke Manor is officially released today on Yep Roc Records.  As always it features Scott McCaughey and Peter, as well contributions from Jeff Tweedy, Jenny Conlee, Corin Tucker, etc. etc.  And tonight the Stroke Manor Tour kicks off at Sessions Music Hall in Eugene OR, followed by hometown Portland show at Doug … Continued

The Minus 5 Kick Off Stroke Manor Tour in Eugene Tonight


Make your plans to catch Peter, @m_millsey and @ScottMcCaughey5 in action as The Minus 5 kick off their Stroke Manor Tour in Eugene, OR tonight at the Sessions Music Hall. Dates and Ticket Info just below: JUN 14 Eugene OR @ Sessions Music Hall JUN 15 Portland OR @ Doug Fir Lounge JUN 20 St. Paul MN @ Turf Club JUN 21 Milwaukee WI @ Anodyne Coffee … Continued

“In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003” Vinyl Release Day Is Here


We’ve finally arrived at release day for the vinyl reissue of In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003. In Time is available for the first time on vinyl in over 15 years and includes 18 hits spanning 1988’s Green to 2001’s Reveal (plus two songs released for the first time as part of this compilation: … Continued

A Night of Georgia Music With Mike Mills, Robert McDuffie, & Chuck Leavell


We’re very excited to announce that Mike Mills, acclaimed violinist Robert McDuffie, and Chuck Leavell (Allman Brothers Band / Rolling Stones) will play the songs of some of Georgia’s most beloved musicians includingRay Charles • The Allman Brothers Band • Outkast • Gram Parsons • Gregg Allman • R.E.M. • Gladys Knight and the Pips … Continued

Statement on Universal Music Fire


REMHQ is receiving inquiries from many people concerned about the New York Times article on the Universal Music fire 11 years ago. We are trying to get good information to find out what happened and the effect on the band’s music, if any. We will detail further as and when.

Michael’s Q&A with Courtney Love for Interview Magazine


Check out Michael’s question and answer for the @courtneylove feature “20 Questions for Courtney Love, The Queen of Grunge” in the Summer Issue of @interviewmag on stands today. More Q&A’s on their website.

Peter’s Tour Diary: On To Europe!


The mighty Filthy Friends touring ensemble, including John and Tammy from Dressy Bessy, bid a fond farewell to the United States. Next stop, Berlin on Monday! Note that I’m doing my toast with soy sauce. I love that stuff. ~Peter

R.E.M. Memorial Weekend Sale/Crush Sale Starts Early


Starting today, head over to the REMHQ.com merchandise store for 15% off on all items in the shop (except media).  We’ve just added a bunch of originals to our t-shirt selection, and you’ll also find some cool accessories (totes, water bottles, puzzles, and even some onesies for the little R.E.M. fan). Domestic orders of $75 … Continued

Peter’s Tour Diary, Athens Installment


“Here is Kurt Bloch in his new stage persona, Spaceman! Also pictured, some other people in Filthy Friends w/ Tammy from @DressyBessyBand. Not pictured: Scott out searching for Kurt’s helmet. We’re currently heading to Atlanta & points north and east. See y’all out there!”~Peter