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MICHAEL TO PERFORM AT TIBET HOUSE BENEFIT


Michael is confirmed to perform at the annual Tibet House Benefit Concert on Monday, February 26th, at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Artistic director Philip Glass has assembled an impressive line-up for this year’s event which, in addition to Michael, includes Laurie Anderson, Ray Davies, Philip Glass, Deborah Harry,

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PETER SET TO TOUR WITH HITCHCOCK & VENUS 3 THIS SPRING


Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3 will embark on an 16-date spring tour of the USA this March-April, following a pair of shows by Peter and Robyn at SXSW in Austin on March 16th. The rest of the band, Bill Rieflin and Scott McCaughey, will join up with Robyn

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R.E.M. SURPRISES OXFORD


Bertis phoned Athens around 7pm ET to report that Mike and Michael joined Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3 (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, and Bill Rieflin) during the encore at the Zodiac in Oxford, England tonight for a guitar-only version of Electrolite, the Hitchcock classic Arms

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JOHNNY BERLIN DVD RELEASE


Michael, along with his partner Jim McKay of C-HundredFilm Corp, are the Executive Producers of “Johnny Berlin,” adocumentary-comedy about a train porter who is also a
struggling writer, compulsive gambler and all-around ramblin’ man.

The director of the film is long-time R.E.M. collaborator, Dominic DeJoseph, who directed the music video for “Bittersweet

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R.E.M. IN VIEW


Since the time we found out that R.E.M. was getting inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Macon, Georgia, we began planning an exhibit for the museum. Being the art director, it fell into my hands to coordinate everything from the content to the design and installation.

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VENUS 3 HIT THE ROAD WITH ROBYN HITCHCOCK


Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 featuring Peter Buck,Scott McCaughey, and Bill Rieflin will be playing eleven US dates this November beginning next Wednesday in Chicago.
Mark Pickerel will be opening along the East Coast Tour. Please check out the dates below and click on the following links for more

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SIGN OF THE TIMES…?


This was the scene on Sunset Boulevard a week ago with the closing of Tower Records…on the same day the massive Google purchase of You Tube was made public. Coincidence…? Perhaps.

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JOSEPH ARTHUR/SHORTBUS/PAPERCRANES=my week


Two things, three:

First, I performed with JOSEPH ARTHUR, ‘in the sun’ at nyc’s bowery ballroom last wednesday a week back. He is winding his way westward across the country with an amazing band and a pocketful of brilliant songs, im rarely so moved as when I watch him sing.

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MICHAEL Q’S UP!


Michael is one of 20 artists selected by Q to have their own cover in this month’s special 20th Anniversary of Q Magazine. READ MICHAEL’S INTERVIEW BY CLICKING here.

The 20 musical icons that have given exclusive shoots and interviews are Michael, Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Madonna,

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TEXT OF MICHAEL’S GMHOF SPEECH


We are so very proud of our home state of Georgia. I cannot express enough what an honor it is for us to be inducted into the GMHoF by someone who is, to us, the living embodiment of courage, fairness, intellect, and inclusion…a fellow son of Georgia and a

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MINUS 5 & VENUS 3 GET READY TO JOIN ROBYN HITCHCOCK ON ROAD


Scott McCaughey has forwarded the upcoming tour dates for Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3 as well as some dates which the Minus 5 will be playing in Japan. As Scott noted, “The Venus 3 is me, Peter, and Bill Rieflin, and the Minus 5 is the same with

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POSTCARD from ATH


Well, we have had a few days to reflect on the proceedings over in Atlanta, with the band being inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. It was a fun fun evening, with the band playing and speaking great (way to go guys!), a swell time enjoyed by all

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R.E.M. INDUCTED INTO GA MUSIC HALL OF FAME


The band was inducted into the GA Music Hall of Fame by former Georgia Senator Max Cleland after a rousing three-song performance in front of a crowd of 2,000 strong at the World Congress Center in Atlanta. R.E.M. awoke a somewhat subdued crowd with an anthemic Begin the Begin