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JIM HERBERT INTERVIEW


Long-time friend and collaborator with the band, Jim Herbert , is featured in the latest issue of Flagpole Magazine. You may remember Jim’s work with R.E.M. from the videos Driver 8, Low, It’s The End Of The World As We Know It, Life And How To Live

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NEW ORLEANS MUSICIANS RELIEF FUND UP FOR MYSPACE IMPACT AWARD


As many of you know, the band has been very supportive of the New Orleans Musicians Relief Fund, an organization devoted to providing financial support to displaced NOLA musicians. You may have seen the moving video R.E.M. and Entertainment Weekly put together recently along with photos of

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MOJO TOP TENS WORKING REHEARSAL TRACK


Mojo has listed one of the band’s tracks from the recent working rehearsals in Dublin among its Mojo Playlist Top 10. These are the songs Mojo calls the “best songs on the box, at the movies, on album, and online right now…” Click this

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MILLS JOINS THE THRILLS ONSTAGE IN DUBLIN


This past weekend, Mike joined Dublin’s The Thrills onstage at the Village for a cover of R.E.M.’s “Be Mine” and Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark.” Mike said, “It was a huge treat for me to play with one of the best bands going, and in one of my favorite

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WESTMEATH AND ATHENS ROUNDUP


The band has just wrapped up recording in Ireland and according to reports the sessions in Westmeath went very well as the guys continued to hone songs they rehearsed in Dublin at the Olympia. After three productive weeks with Jacknife Lee and crew at Grouse Lodge Studios, Peter, Mike, and

ART AUCTION FEATURES ATHENS ARTISTS


An original photograph of Patti Smith from Michael’s photography book, 2x Intro, is being auctioned online to benefit The Sabina Art Auction, taking place July 24- 30. The Sabina Art Auction is a benefit to honor the memory of and assist the family of a wonderful nine-year-old girl, Sabina Hartley-Burke.

READ HOTPRESS AND MOJO INTERVIEWS


Mike and Peter were interviewed by Dublin’s Dave Fanning prior to the recent series of rehearsals in Dublin. Hotpress magazine published the interview and you can read it here.

Also, Mojo features a review of two nights of the Working Rehearsals from the Olympia in this

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MICHAEL FEATURED IN AMERICAN PHOTO MAGAZINE


AMERICAN PHOTO MAGAZINE has an article featuring 12 musicians and their photography, including Michael’s. Other artist include Patti Smith, Lou Reed and Perry Farrell. Read more about it here.

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R.E.M. INTERVIEW IN UNCUT MAGAZINE


UK music/pop culture magazine Uncut celebrates its 10th anniversary this August with a feature interview with R.E.M., conducted days before the band began their working rehearsals in Dublin.

To read the interview please click here.

Also, if you haven’t seen all of the reviews from Dublin, please check

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R.E.M. ON HOTPRESS COVER THIS WEEK


Ireland’s Hotpress magazine features the band on the cover in their latest issue. The band talks to Dave Fanning about why they chose Dublin for the location of last week’s working rehearsals in a world exclusive interview. For more information, check it out here.

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R.E.M. BACK IN THE STUDIO


R.E.M. head back to the studio this week in Westmeath, Ireland after a successful run of rehearsals in Dublin where they debuted 11 new songs for sell-out crowds over five nights.

The band will continue their work with producer Jacknife Lee who was on hand for the five-night stand at the

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POSTCARD FROM DUBLIN (Bertis)


Well, what a week it has been: last Thursday the band was assembling for the rehearsals for the Rehearsals (which are NOT a show in case you hadn’t heard); this Thursday, they are playing their final of five nights that have been beyond anyone’s expectations.

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