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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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 hadnât heard); this Thursday, they are playing their final of five nights that have been beyond anyoneâs expectations.
The grand experiment conducted by messrs. Buck, Mills, Stipe, McCaughey and Rieflin at the Olympia in Dublin, Ireland ended on an extremely high note tonight as the band turned in a tremendous performance full of highlights. There were so many memorable lines from Michael that it would be difficult
A bittersweet ending to a great week in Dublin.
Day three of the Dublin working rehearsals witnessed a powerful performance from the band who once again “tried out” eleven new songs as well as several songs from Fables of the Reconstruction and Reckoning. The new songs which include such WORKING titles as “Horse To Water,” “Staring Down the
R.E.M maintained the momentum and pace of Tuesday night’s juggernaut performance with another strong showing at the Olympia in Dublin Wednesday. Alongside new numbers like “Mr. Richards,” “Accelerate,” and “Until The Day Is Done” –(all working titles)–the band continued to introduce songs from the deepest niche of the back
Some more of Chris Bilheimer’s photos from the fourth night.
Refreshed after a day off, the band was in top form.