MICHAEL STIPE ON GERMANY’S TV TOTAL


Michael was on Germany’s TV Total yesterday for an interview. He talks about the band’s new live album R.E.M. Live, which is currently #5 on the Worldwide European Chart.

Check out the interview here.

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POSTCARD FROM MILAN


Sitting here on the traditional (for me) day of rest after a whirlwind week with Michael of almost a city a day of press around some of the great cities in Europe.

We started by hitting the ground running in London by visiting the studios of Radio 2, where Simon Mayo

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MICHAEL CHECKS IN FROM MILAN


ANTON CORBIJN and I wearing each others glasses at the Jools Holland show in London; Anton talked about CONTROL, his just-released film about Ian Curtis. Last Monday Bertis and I went to a theatre in Soho to see it and we agreed it’s the best film we’ve seen in

MICHAEL ON BBC RADIO WITH SIMON MAYO MONDAY


Michael will be a guest on BBC Radio 2’s The Music Club with Simon Mayo on October 29th at 11:30pm (UK time). Michael will discuss R.E.M. Live, the band’s first live offering in their 27 year history.

To tune in and for more information, please visit Radio2.

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R.E.M. LIVE UK PREMIERE SATURDAY


R.E.M. Live will screen at the Roundhouse Theatre in London on October 27th at 8:30pm. This is the only UK screening so catch it while you can.

For more information, please click here.

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R.E.M.LIVE OPENS IN NYC, BOSTON, AND DETROIT TOMORROW


R.E.M.Live will premiere in the following cities on October 24th:

New York—Chelsea West Theatre

Boston—Kendall Square Cinema

Detroit—Emagine Canton

All shows start at 8PM.

For more info and ticket details, go here.

WFMU R.E.M. SHOW WITH MATTHEW PERPETUA


Independent free-form radio station, 91.1, WFMU.org, has archived Trent Wolbe’s Safe and Sound show with guest Matthew Perpetua, R.E.M. historian, fan club member, and music critic, for your listening pleasure. According to Matthew, “We talk a bit about this site, and play about three hours worth of R.E.M.

R.E.M. IN PERSPECTIVE RECAP


Blair Dorminey, Vice President of the Athens Historical Society and organizer of Sunday’s R.E.M. in Perspective symposium at Seney-Stovall Chapel wrote the following exclusive report for remhq.com on yesterday’s events:

Athens Historical Society’s program “R.E.M. in Perspective: An Athens History” brought a big turnout to Athens’ historic Seney-Stovall Chapel.

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ATHENS SCENE ROUNDUP: PYLON, VIC, MODERN SKIRTS, AND R.E.M.


With R.E.M.Live now officially out at in a shop (digital or otherwise) near you, we wanted to update everyone on the success of the R.E.M.Live Preview Party which took place at Cine Monday night, as well as mention some of the other bands we love around our little

SOME PLACES TO PURCHASE R.E.M. DVD


Here are a few places to order the new DVD around the world.

Germany 1 (Amazon)

Germany 2 (iTunes)

Austria (iTunes)

Switzerland 1(Cede)

Switzerland 2 (Soundmedia)

Switzerland 3 (Ex-Libris)

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CHRIS BILHEIMER PROFILE


Onlineathens.com has an article on R.E.M.’s in-house designer, Chris Bilheimer, who has worked closely with Michael and the band over the last thirteen years on all of the band’s album covers and other design projects.

Chris has also worked on albums for Green Day and Athens’ band Widespread Panic. To

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R.E.M. LIVE CD/DVD PREVIEW PARTY TONIGHT IN ATHENS


The Preview Party for R.E.M.’s first-ever live CD/DVD–R.E.M Live–will be held at Ciné in downtown Athens tonight.

Onlineathens.com has an article on the preview event which will benefit two Athens’ charities. Please click to here read.