ARTnews Interview with Michael

“I have no hierarchy between high art, low art, not-art, nature, manmade—they’re all the same to me. My early fascination with folk art and what we now call outsider art—to me it was all equal to the greatest paintings or sculptures ever made in the Renaissance.” ~Michael Stipe Check out Michael’s interview with ARTnews which takes an … Continued

Monster Talk Now Available to Stream at YouTube

A few days before the release of Monster’s 25th anniversary edition, Michael Stipe and Mike Mills stopped by YouTube Space New York for an in-depth, live-to-audience conversation with special hosts Adam Scott (Parks & Recreation, Big Little Lies) and Scott Aukerman (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Between Two Ferns), who also host a dedicated R.E.M. podcast called … Continued

One Day Countdown to Monster Talk on YouTube

It’s the One day Countdown to the premiere of Monster Talk, filmed at @YouTube Space NY! Tune in tomorrow, November 22, at 5pm BST / 12pm EST via @YouTube Music:    

The Monkees Christmas Party with Peter & Scott

“I’ve loved The Monkees from the date I first heard them all the way up to today. It was an incredible honor to co-write a song with Scott McCaughey for The Monkees and the title track to boot! I only had the pleasure to meet Mike, Mickey and Peter, but they were as much of … Continued

Read Michael’s Q&A at OMG Blog

OMG Blog has posted an excellent interview with Michael and writer Kevin Heggs (@Kevinheggs on IG) in which the pair discuss Michael’s new solo project, R.E.M.’s recent reissue of 25th Anniversary edition of Monster, glam rock, Michael’s support of Extinction Rebellion, and a whole lot more. Here’s an excerpt: “Despite his apparent radio silence, Michael Stipe has … Continued

Check Out Our Monster A/B Tool

How different is the new 25th anniversary remix of R.E.M.’s Monster compared to the classic? Explore our A/B tool to find out:

Former R.E.M. Tour Manager Returns to Mount Kennedy

Our great friend and former tour manager Bob Whittaker has an amazing and critically acclaimed documentary film, Return to Mt. Kennedy, which, after a successful festival run over the last several months, is now available to stream. We’re all really proud of the work Bob has done over the years, both for the band and in … Continued

Mike and Michael Unbox #Monster25

Mike and Michael unboxing video! This was last month in Stockholm when we first saw the actual vinyl and boxed sets of #Monster25: Watch the video here It’s a beautiful package indeed and that blue is awesome. Pick up your copy:

Peter Produces Lou Reed Tribute

Peter has produced a Lou Reed tribute EP by John Cameron Mitchell and @musicofEYELIDS called Turning Time Around. Watch the video for “Waves of Fear”:

Listen to Mike’s Interview with John Fugelsang

Mike was in New York this week to talk to media about the upcoming release of the Monster 25th Anniversary reissue, #Monster25. Listen to his conversation with Sirius XM’s John Fugelsang.


Ahead of the upcoming 25th anniversary reissue of Monster, the band has launched an interactive web experience which allows fans to A/B the 2019 remixed album against the remastered 1994 original by toggling between the two. Through the web application, fans can stream the advance singles “Let Me In” and “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?” (logging … Continued