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NEW R.E.M. BOOK OUT SOON


Johnny Black will be reading from his latest book, R.E.M. REVEAL, The Story of R.E.M., at Borders Bookshop, Charing Cross Road, London, at 6:30pm on Wednesday, May 26th (admission is free). Johnny will also conduct a question and answer session and sign copies of the book. R.E.M. REVEAL

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POSTCARD FROM COMPASS POINT


We are about finished with the work here and will be heading across the water to Miami for the final phase of recording and mixing. Compass Point has been a wonderful place to work, and the songs and sounds have really been flowing the past few weeks.

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STIPE IN THE CITY


(As mirrored from the scotsman.com)

Tartan Day thrives on kilts and the city

NEW York proved to be the city that never sleeps for Boswell who took on its 24-hour party people lifestyle with an enthusiasm that made

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R.E.M. CHANGES THE WORLD


This just in: Q Magazine, in their May ’04 issue, has listed R.E.M. as one of its “50 Bands That Changed the World.” The band checks in at #20 in the poll with the following blurb:

“Before R.E.M. emerged in the early ’80’s, there was no real alternative rock

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MCCAUGHEY PROFILE AT CNN.COM


Be sure to check out cnn.com for a great profile of Scott McCaughey and the Minus Five. He’s a man of many talents and many songs as Peter Buck will attest. And did you know that Scott’s written a yet-to-be-used theme song for the Austin Powers series (“Dr.

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AXES OUT: BUCK AND MCCAUGHEY IN HARP MAGAZINE


The May issue of Harp magazine features Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey on the cover as well as an in-depth look at the Minus Five. Learn how Peter and Scott met, how the Minus Five formed, and many other fun-filled facts about the world of the Minus Five.

For more

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MIKE & BIG STAR IN MEMPHIS


Mike will present a Hero Award to legendary Memphis band, Big Star, tonight at the Memphis Chapter of The Recording Academy’s awards’ ceremony. The event will honor several outstanding artists who have made contributions to popular culture and American music. In addition to Big Star, this year’s heroes include

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HOW A STIRLING PERFORMANCE WAS MADE AND WHERE IT GOT US


To celebrate the March release of A Stirling Performance, featured bonus material on the Perfect Square DVD, A Lonely Goat, aka Deborah Hogan and Andy Cronk, have kindly put together a retrospective on the making of the documentary. Read on and learn the whole story behind the making

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REM FINALLY MAKES FUNNY PAPERS


Our days of scouring the funny papers for a mention of REM have finally been rewarded! Check out the comic on the left and while you’re at it, check out one or all of the following for REM ringtones:

Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, & Verizon

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PERFECT SQUARE RELEASED INTERNATIONALLY


PERFECT SQUARE has been released internationally. The DVD will be available in the United States on March 16th.

This 23 song concert film was shot in Wiesbaden, Germany during the 2003 tour. The concert was held in one of the most picturesque public squares in Germany, and was beautifully filmed by

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PERFECT SQUARE SNEAK PREVIEW!


Beginning tomorrow, Friday March 5th, we will preview six songs from the “Perfect Square” DVD at HQTV. The songs will be available at HQTV over the weekend and through most of the day on Monday, March 8th. Just click on the HQTV button in the top menu bar.

Monday, March

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POSTCARD FROM THE TROPICS


I am flying home after about a week in New Providence, better known as Nassau, where the band is recording the new record. The songs are sounding great, everyone is enjoying the creative process, and it is a nice place to be – the studio has been the site

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1 GIANT LEAP TRACK ON BUDDHA BAR COMPILATION


“The Way You Dream,” the duet from 1 Giant Leap featuring vocals by Michael and Indian diva Asha Bhosle, has been remixed and is included on Buddha Bar VI, a compilation set for release this week in the United States.

For more information about previous Buddha Bar compilations, please go

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IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD FOR KARAOKE REVOLUTION


“It’s The End of The World As We Know It” is now featured on Karaoke Revolution, an exciting new game from Konami. 

To learn more about this exciting new game and to view a brief clip, please click
here.

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MTV2 TO AIR DC’s AUTOMATIC COVER EARLY MARCH


Dashboard Confessional covering REM’s “Automatic for the People” is airing on MTV2 Thursday, March 8th, at 8pm (ET). The performance is part of MTV’s Cover Week, a new series which features one artist paying homage to another by covering an album which has been influential to them.

As