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MIKE TO PLAY HOPE FOR HOME


To find the roots of American music, you need look no further than New Orleans. The city’s rich and vibrant culture has contributed to almost all of our nation’s musical idioms, from jazz and funk to rhythm & blues and rock ‘n’ roll. At the heart of it all are

ANTON CORBIJN: SIRIUS AND IN CONTROL!


Our good friend Anton Corbijn, legendary rock photographer and director of Control, is planning on taking over SIRIUS’ Left Of Center channel 26 on November 21 at 10pm EST.

Anton will talk about Control and will play songs that are featured on the film’s soundtrack. For more information, please visit

R.E.M. TO PLAY LANGERADO FESTIVAL


Today, as the band puts the finishing touches on the new record, we are pleased to announce that R.E.M. will be appearing at the 6th Annual Langerado Festival at Big Cypress Indian Reservation, (approximately 30 miles west of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida) on March 8th. It looks to be

MICHAEL AT HUFFINGTONPOST.COM


If you didn’t have a chance to read Michael’s Guardian interview when it came out last week, one of our favorite websites, Huffingtonpost.com, has posted a portion of the interview with a link. Click here to read more.

TONY FLETCHER R.E.M. BLOGS


Tony Fletcher, music historian and writer who penned the first book on R.E.M., has posted three interesting articles involving the band which you can read at his website, iJamming.net.

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.