This previously unpublished photo of Michael taken by David Belisle (Michael’s studio mgr.) is being featured in an exhibit by NYC group, Exhibition A.
Hey everyone, My friend Ian McNabb who I collaborated with on his last LP is doing some American dates. His record is great. You should check him out live! Take Care, Peter p.s. watch the video for Ian’s song “Aquamarine” which Peter played guitar on: http://bit.ly/2Et8slV
Peter has produced a Lou Reed tribute EP by John Cameron Mitchell and @musicofEYELIDS called Turning Time Around.
Creating a legendary album is one thing, but making sure the music translates to the stage is equally as important. As we continue to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Monster, hear Michael and Mike talk about the tour that accompanied the album (as well as shaved heads and Nudie suits!) in this clip from their … Continued
We just got the good word from Chris of Eyelids that they have a new video out for the single “Found at the Scene of a Rendezvous that Failed” which Peter Buck played bass on. Chris wanted us to let everybody know it’s a song written by Larry Beckett and Tim Buckley from 1966. Needless to say, … Continued
Our good friend Sandra-Lee Phipps is holding her annual R.E.M. print sale to coincide with the holiday season. These are custom printed editions of photographs from the early days of R.E.M. taken in Athens, GA. As she says on her site, “These photographs are part of my collection of archival images of the band R.E.M. that I … Continued
What’s the one holiday hymn or hit you can’t get enough of? Michael weighs in with his choice at the link below: http://bit.ly/2Lfb76u
“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
Peter has a new album out called Beat Poetry For Survivalists which he collaborated on with Luke Haines of the Auteurs.
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
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: https://found.ee/rem-youtube-monster-r
“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
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
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: https://monster25.remhq.com/
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