Back in 2011, Michael and Lynda Stipe did an interview with NOWNESS to coincide with the video premiere for “Discoverer,” which the siblings directed together. In the interview, the pair discuss the inspiration for and technique behind the making of the video. “It’s autobiographic,” Michael says. “I rarely insert myself this directly into a song.” … Continued
“For a teenager steeped in Welsh choir music, Michael Stipe’s kaleidoscope of artistic influences – and mega-success – were too irresistible not to follow.” In this poignant essay for The Guardian, Jude Rogers of the UK looks at the impact the band had on her formative years growing up in the south of Wales. She … Continued
“Thank you Tarsem for making such a beautiful video that rocketed “Losing My Religion” right into the stratosphere–to you and your entire beautiful team, we send our love and respect!” – Michael www.tarsem.org Watch the video for “Losing My Religion”: https://found.ee/rem-lmr-r
Today marks the 30th anniversary of the release of “Losing My Religion” (2.19.1991), the band’s Grammy Award winning single from Out Of Time. “Losing My Religion” became R.E.M.’s highest charting single in the US topping out at #4 in the Billboard Hot 100. The iconic video directed by Tarsem Singh garnered six awards at the 1991 … Continued
From Far Out Magazine: “This song is unique on the list owing to the fact that it was inspired by the title and a vague notion of the plot alone. ‘Imitation of Life’ is a reference to the 1959 movie of the same name, but as Peter Buck explains in the liner notes for the … Continued
Departure Lounge, headed up by singer Tim Keegan, has a new single set to be released February 5 on Violette Records to which Peter has contributed his signature guitar sound. This Friday, look for “Australia,” taken from the forthcoming album “Transmeridian” to be released on 26 March 2021. Visit Violette Records’ Instagram to listen to … Continued
Check out Michael’s artist takeover as a host on the @LaunchLeft podcast with Jem Cohen whose impressive oeuvre includes videos for “Talk About The Passion,” “Belong,” “Country Feedback,” “Nightswimming,” “E-Bow The Letter,” & “Oh My Heart.” Listen here: http://smarturl.it/launchleft Please be sure to rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast!
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that.” – MLK Jr. (1963) On this day in which we remember and honor the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we wanted to share this video of Michael reading selections from Dr. … Continued
Death Cab For Cutie released The Georgia E.P. covers compilation of songs by Georgia artists (including “Fall On Me”) back in December in an effort to support Fair Fight Action. The EP was a tremendous success and raised over $100,000. Today, the band just announced that their compilation is streaming on all music platforms and … Continued
Join us on R.E.M. social media channels and wish Michael a happy birthday in the comments. photo: David Belisle
Our best wishes to everyone for a very happy 2021. This year-in-review image was shared by Jason Munoz of R.E.M. Friends Costa Rica. Thanks Jason! In the meantime, keep your eyes on REMHQ.com in the coming weeks and if you haven’t already, be sure to follow the band on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
The lineup has already topped 50 artists for the Georgia Comes Alive Virtual Festival taking place this Saturday December 26th. Mike Mills will perform with NC’s BIG Something. Georgia Comes Alive is a one-day virtual music festival to help get out the vote in the upcoming runoff elections by supporting local grassroots organizations Georgia Coalition for the … Continued
One dance left Georgia… America wins when we vote. Vote early by December 31. Find your voting information at iwillvote.com/ga #onedanceleft #GArunoff #georgia
Our thanks to Helen Butler of GA Coalition for the People’s Agenda for joining Michael for such an insightful conversation earlier today about all the coalition is doing to help ensure people can vote and have their voices heard in Georgia. Watch the video conversation. To learn more about the group and to offer your … Continued
Thank you Georgia! There are so many people who are doing great work to ensure that people can vote and have their voices heard. Today, we’re spotlighting one such leader on REMHQ Facebook at 4:00 PM ET. Join us then for Michael’s conversation with Helen Butler of GA Coalition for the People’s Agenda—they’ll be talking … Continued