We’re so pleased to share a powerful new song from Michael Stipe & Big Red Machine, out now on 37d03d.com. The collaboration came about when Aaron Dessner shared a folder of new Big Red Machine music with Michael last year.
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.”
Sometime in 1991, Nikki Sudden, the great musician-songwriter-rockstar, was living at my house in Athens. In between recording an album, doing some shows and roaming the town, he recorded some of my favorite pieces of music from my collection.
Read GLIDE’s interview with Scott and check out his solo take on the The No Ones track “Gone.”
“From Thursday 25 to Monday 29 June, when the 50th anniversary of Glastonbury Festival was due to take place, the BBC will be bringing the spirit of Glastonbury to viewers at home with The Glastonbury Experience across BBC television, BBC iPlayer, BBC radio and BBC Sounds” –BBC.com In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the … Continued
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: https://nypl.org/125
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.”
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
“R.E.M. changed the world in so many ways with their 1981 seven-inch “Radio Free Europe.”
Mike Mills will be a guest on SiriusXM’s POTUS Press Pool with Julie Mason today live at 5:15 PM EDT (Channel 124).
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.
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
The NY Times has a feature on Michael and Laurie Anderson who “met for a conversation in a photo studio on the Bowery this past November to discuss their current projects, their early experiences in the city and Reed’s leather jackets.” To read the interview, go HERE.
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
“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