Check out this great interview Bill did with the new podcast In Weird Cities. Kara Zuaro, who spoke with Bill, says, “I hope this brings a little happiness to my fellow R.E.M. fans during these hard and confusing times.”
In case you missed it, here’s Mike’s full interview with Julie Mason of POTUS Press Pool, SiriusXM Politics from yesterday. The pair chat about the resurgence of “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine),” Bono’s recent letter to the band, the state of the music industry during the pandemic, … Continued
“R.E.M. changed the world in so many ways with their 1981 seven-inch “Radio Free Europe.”
Mike Mills will be a guest on SiriusXM’s POTUS Press Pool with Julie Mason today live at 5:15 PM EDT (Channel 124).
Michael reads “29. Untitled For Peter Hujar” from Primary Information’s recent publication “In the Shadow of Forward Motion” by David Wojnarowicz. This is the second in a series of readings that Primary Information will feature in the next month so stay tuned to their IGTV archive to see the latest. Watch the video.
Today is the 25th anniversary of a very special day in R.E.M. history we’ll always be grateful for and remember fondly: the band’s first show back on the resumed Monster Tour, May 15th, 1995, at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA. Only weeks before, the prospect of resuming the tour seemed like a distant possibility … Continued
The NY Times has a feature on Michael and Laurie Anderson who “met for a conversation in a photo studio on the Bowery this past November to discuss their current projects, their early experiences in the city and Reed’s leather jackets.” To read the interview, go HERE.
Bono has curated a special playlist to coincide with his 60th birthday called “60 Songs That Saved My Life.” One of the songs selected is R.E.M.’s “Nightswimming” about which Bono says, “I hold this song in such high regard because I’ve barely felt the innocence it suggests with such intensity as when listening to it.” … Continued
“Italy is one of the hardest hit places by covid19. Italian singer Zucchero Fornaciari sang this heartbreakingly beautiful version of “No Time For Love Like Now” in the architectural splendor of one of my favorite places on earth–San Marco Square in Venice. I could not be more proud–thank you Zucchero!!!, my heart is open–to Italy with Love!” … Continued
today we honor the music and life of dave greenfield. he was a brilliant songwriter and performer, and we thank him and the The Stranglers for their inspiration, contribution, songs and attitude. — michael https://bit.ly/3c4E2pt
“In the call to unite, we have the opportunity to consider service. What one thing, what single gesture, can I do today, tomorrow, to help even one person, to help lift even one person…?” – Michael Stipe Last night, Michael sang his new song, “No Time for Love Like Now,” during the finale of The Call … Continued
Michael is participating this weekend in a global event called The Call to Unite with a special song and message … The event will be 24 inspiring hours of song, dance, meditation, prayer, and much more. Watch this brief reflection from Michael on who, for him, has consistently answered “the call to unite.” Join Michael and others … Continued
Hey, hello to everyone in quarantine land! I hope y’all are hunkered down with loved ones and being careful. And watching a lot of old music stuff on YouTube. That’s what I’m doing.
Here’s the version of “No Time For Love Like Now” Michael performed this evening for Pathway to Paris and the Virtual Festival for Our Planet.
This Sunday, April 26th, at 4pm EST, Michael will be part of the lineup as Pathway to Paris celebrates the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with EARTH DAY 50: A VIRTUAL FESTIVAL FOR OUR PLANET. The event will be taking place on Instagram Live the organization’s profile: @Pathway2Paris https://www.instagram.com/pathway2paris/ The line up features the organization’s … Continued