New Music From Michael

We’re so pleased to share a powerful new song from Michael Stipe & Big Red Machine, out now on The collaboration came about when Aaron Dessner shared a folder of new Big Red Machine music with Michael last year.

“The One I Love”: Bertis Chats with the R.E.M. Timeline

To celebrate the Top 100 R.E.M. Most Played Live Songs Countdown, Chris and Darryl from the R.E.M. Timeline caught up with Bertis Downs to discuss the No.1 played song “The One I Love” &  the band’s “amazing live history.”

Michael Celebrates The Power of Reading with the NYPL

Happy 125th anniversary to the New York Public Library —Michael is one of 125 people celebrating #NYPL125 by sharing the books that made us #LoveReading. Watch the longer video here:  

Bill Berry Chats with “In Weird Cities”

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.”

Listen to Mike’s Sirius XM Interview with Julie Mason

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

Video: Michael Reads David Wojnarowicz Poem

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.

May 15, 1995: Monster Tour Resumes with a Recovered Bill Berry

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

Bono on “Nightswimming”

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

Zucchero Sings Italian Version of “No Time For Love Like Now”

“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