The music collective known as The Minus 5, headed up by Seattle pop/punk godfather Scott McCaughey, is back with a new studio album eponymously titled for the masses, though The Minus 5 themselves have been referring to it as “The Gun Album.” The record was released on Monday, February
Tune into NBC this evening and catch an interview with Michael talking about the “In the Sun” EP and documentary. Extra airs at 7pm EST. Please be sure to check local listings
We have received word that Michael will appear on CNN”s Anderson Cooper 360 to discuss Katrina relief tonight. Anderson also will be discussing why the government still hasn’t given some Katrina evacuees trailers to live in. The show airs 10pm-midnight ET. Michael’s segment is scheduled for the second
We’re excited to announce that Michael has recorded Joseph Arthur’s song, “In the Sun,” for Gulf Coast relief. Six different versions of the song have been complied as an EP and will be made available as an iTunes exclusive on February 5th (this Sunday) at 11pm EST. The EP
Last month bert and I went on a whirlwind visit of austin texas to work with coldplay, appearing on austin city limits. I sang 2 songs with the band including the joseph arthur track âin the sunâ. You may have caught it on your local PBS station; if
The episode we’ve all been waiting for, Batali on Stipe, featuring Michael and chef Mario Batali, will air on Thursday, December 15th, at 10pm, as part of the Sundance Channel’s six-part series, Iconoclasts.
From Sundance: In this episode, award-winning restaurateur and Food Network Iron Chef Mario Batali serves
I went with a bunch of people to see dolly parton on the day after thanksgiving. I had never seen her perform live [we had met some 12 years ago on oscar night when âI will always love youâ was up for an award]…the show was unbelievable and her
Bill Rieflin’s Final Report from Spain:
Sunday, 20 November, 2005. 2:51 PM
Once more, here we are, sitt now careens on the serpentine mountain road that takes us from Gijon to Madrid. Last night was the 5th and final night of the Minus 5 World Tour of Spain, 2005.
Report From Spain, Part II, by Bill Rieflin:
Friday, 18 November, 2005. 1:25 PM
We left the hotel about 11:30, all stocked up with water and assorted munchies. Today we drive from Barcelona to Durango – a six hour drive, just like yesterday. Our Spanish hosts are in the front
The Minus Five are in Spain for five shows this month, and, as usual, we have the photos and setlists to prove it.
“The Five’s” starting lineup is Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck, Bill Rieflin, and John Ramberg, Stay tuned for reports as we get them.
MINUS FIVE IN SPAIN
-Nov Tuesday 15th,
Peter has been recording tracks for a potential album with Bill Rieflin and Robert Fripp in Seattle at Jupiter Studios. HQ received photos and an update today from Brian Orloff who describes the music as “Sonic Architecture…very spacey and atmospheric.”
The band, which in addition to Peter, Rieflin, and Fripp, includes
I chose a random assortment of images that I thought would appeal
universally, and included 4 small magnets so whoever got it could swap the
pics out on their refrigerator…it included 3 never before seen shots, one
of a building detail in dresden, one of the paris metro florescent lights,
and one a self
The band put together an impromptu performance tonight in Athens at R.E.M guitar tech Dewitt Burton’s wedding reception. Roughly three-hundred people packed into a tiny arcade room at the bowling alley where the reception was held as Peter, Michael, Mike, and Bill Berry ripped through a scorching seven-song set
R.E.M has received a nomination for the Best Festival Headliner in this year’s UK Festival Awards. The awards, initially launched in October 2004, will be voted for online by the general public here over a three week period from Monday, October 17th through November 7th.
The 2005 UK