The NFL’s Indianapolis Colts have a new PSA, “Kicking the Stigma,” featuring R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts.” The PSA is part of the Colt’s initiative to help reduce the stigma around mental illness. One in five US adults suffer from some form of mental health disorder. Check out the PSA here.
Sending out happy birthday wishes to Mike Mills who was born on Dec. 17, 1958.
This Saturday, December 12th, R.E.M. tribute band Shaking Through will play a live-streamed benefit show at 8:00 PM ET as part of the Bowery Electric’s “Live Premiere Sessions” in NYC.
Death Cab For Cutie’s THE GEORGIA E.P., a brand-new collection of five covers of songs by some of their favorite artists “from the great state of Georgia” is out TODAY. The E.P. will be available on Bandcamp for 24 hours only starting at 12:01am PT. 100% of net proceeds will be donated to Fair Fight … Continued
Today concludes Microsoft’s initiative to match contributions to @palapasocietyoftodossantos, an organization near and dear to Peter’s heart. Thanks so much to all who have contributed. There’s still time to make a donation, if you’re considering it.
The good people at Merge Records have released Going to Georgia, a compilation of Merge Records artists performing Georgia-centric music to support the state’s Democratic candidates in their upcoming Senate runoff election. There’s a lot of great music here including two R.E.M. tracks: Will Butler’s take on “Electrolite” and The Orbiting Human Circus’s twist on “The … Continued
As mentioned yesterday, Michael will be performing in tonight’s Rock The Runoff Virtual Concert which live streams at 9pm ET. We just learned this afternoon that Michael will be performing his latest single, “No Time For Love Like Now.” “I’m so proud of Georgia in the recent election,” Michael said, “and I’m honored to work … Continued
This Friday, 12-4, Death Cab For Cutie will release THE GEORGIA E.P., a brand-new collection of five covers of songs by some of their favorite artists “from the great state of Georgia.” The E.P. will be available on Bandcamp for 24 hours only starting at 12:01am PT. 100% of net proceeds will be donated to … Continued
As you know, I’ve spent many years working with the Palapa Society, an organization dedicated to the furthering of educational opportunities in Todos Santos, Baja California. Until December 4th, Microsoft will match every donation made. As we all know, this has been a tough year, and this financial help is essential. Anything helps! Please pitch … Continued
Michael is among the amazing group of artists in the lineup for Fair Fight Action’s Rock The Runoff virtual concert this Thursday, December 3rd at 9pm.
Mike stopped by REMHQ earlier this week to film a couple of PSAs for get out the vote initiatives and literacy campaigns. Here he is sporting Jason Thrasher’s GEORGIA BLUE hat, now available in a trucker edition and t-shirt. All profits go to @staceyabrams’ organization @fairfightaction. Purchase some Georgia Blue merchandise and support a great cause … Continued
On a cold December night in 1980, photographer Terry Allen walked into the UGA Art Department with camera in hand and clicked off a few shots of a very young local band named R.E.M. That photo would eventually become one of the band’s most recognized and iconic images.
Michael and Patti Smith have signed a lovely scarf for #loosenupauction supporting Cahonas Scotland and Testicular Cancer Education and Awareness.
“On the Record” tells the story of the brilliant music executive Drew Dixon (who we have known and admired for decades) who makes the brave choice to speak out about sexual assault within her industry