Dear Friends of R.E.M./The Minus 5/Filthy Friends et al.: Today we celebrate what would have been Bill Rieflin’s 60th birthday. Bill’s former band(s)mate Chris Connelly has tipped us off to this beautiful tribute. See the full tale of the song at Chris’s Bandcamp page where you can also download.
“Hi from Michael!! I’m excited to work alongside Plan Your Vote, a 2020 artist initiative to promote and empower citizens to exercise their right to vote.” PLAN YOUR VOTE brings together members of the creative community to offer all the voting resources you need to exercise your rights. Now, more than ever, it’s urgent to … Continued
We encourage everyone to watch All In: The Fight For Democracy featuring Stacey Abrams to learn more about voting rights and how to take action this November. ALL IN: THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY is available on Amazon Prime TODAY! #ALLINFORVOTING Visit the website for more information.
Netflix series SongExploder spotlights some of the world’s greatest musicians as they reveal how they brought one of their songs to life. “Losing My Religion” will be featured in the series along with tracks by Alicia Keys, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Ty Dolla $. Song Exploder is hosted by Hrishi Hirway and premieres October 2nd on … Continued
“Although I now call New York City home, Athens, Georgia, has been a base to me since the late 1970s. It’s where I started REM, and it is a place that I have returned to again and again, even as I have travelled and lived in other places around the globe. Sadly, Athens – also … Continued
Michael will have an essay in the Guardian on Thursday, the 17th of September. Stay tuned for more tomorrow.
Michael will be a guest on Late Night With Seth Myers this WED 9-16. Tune in tomorrow night for the show which airs 12:35/11:35c on NBC.
Hi from MICHAEL!! I’m excited to work alongside Plan Your Vote, a 2020 artist initiative to promote and empower citizens to exercise their right to vote. Today you should: Register if you haven’t already. Verify your registration if you have any doubt. Check your absentee status if you aren’t sure. Set a reminder in case … Continued
Hi from MICHAEL!! I’m excited to work alongside Plan Your Vote, a 2020 artist initiative to promote and empower citizens to exercise their right to vote.
“Good Music To Avert The Collapse Of American Democracy” is available TODAY ONLY on Bandcamp. R.E.M. is honored to be a part of this compilation album with so many other amazing artists. All net proceeds benefit Fair Fight Action, a great organization working to ensure each citizen’s right to vote. Don’t miss your only chance … Continued
Michael has written a song included in an art exhibition arranged and curated by artist Jonathan Berger. The exhibit is titled “An Introduction to Nameless Love,” and shows at the PARTICIPANT INC gallery in NY from Sept. 9 – Oct. 11. Watch this video clip to learn more about the exhibition and to see a … Continued
R.E.M. is honored to be part of “Good Music To Avert The Collapse Of American Democracy” – a fundraising compilation album that will be available for ONE DAY ONLY this Friday, September 4th on Bandcamp. The band has contributed a previously unreleased version of “Begin The Begin” from their show at the Hampton Coliseum … Continued
“There’s a handful of people I’ve met in my life who I instantly felt, ‘Ahh, this is gonna be a lifetime friendship, OK, done. Meeting River was like that.”
Watch a very special episode of the LaunchLeft podcast as Rain Phoenix and special guests, Flea, Dermot Mulroney, and Michael Stipe celebrate and remember the life and music of River Phoenix who would have turned 50 on August 23rd.