New Album and Tour from The Minus 5

The Minus 5’s new album Stroke Manor is officially released today on Yep Roc Records.  As always it features Scott McCaughey and Peter, as well contributions from Jeff Tweedy, Jenny Conlee, Corin Tucker, etc. etc.  And tonight the Stroke Manor Tour kicks off at Sessions Music Hall in Eugene OR, followed by hometown Portland show at Doug … Continued

The Minus 5 Kick Off Stroke Manor Tour in Eugene Tonight

Make your plans to catch Peter, @m_millsey and @ScottMcCaughey5 in action as The Minus 5 kick off their Stroke Manor Tour in Eugene, OR tonight at the Sessions Music Hall. Dates and Ticket Info just below: JUN 14 Eugene OR @ Sessions Music Hall JUN 15 Portland OR @ Doug Fir Lounge JUN 20 St. Paul MN @ Turf Club JUN 21 Milwaukee WI @ Anodyne Coffee … Continued

“In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003” Vinyl Release Day Is Here

We’ve finally arrived at release day for the vinyl reissue of In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003. In Time is available for the first time on vinyl in over 15 years and includes 18 hits spanning 1988’s Green to 2001’s Reveal (plus two songs released for the first time as part of this compilation: … Continued

A Night of Georgia Music With Mike Mills, Robert McDuffie, & Chuck Leavell

We’re very excited to announce that Mike Mills, acclaimed violinist Robert McDuffie, and Chuck Leavell (Allman Brothers Band / Rolling Stones) will play the songs of some of Georgia’s most beloved musicians includingRay Charles • The Allman Brothers Band • Outkast • Gram Parsons • Gregg Allman • R.E.M. • Gladys Knight and the Pips … Continued

Statement on Universal Music Fire

REMHQ is receiving inquiries from many people concerned about the New York Times article on the Universal Music fire 11 years ago. We are trying to get good information to find out what happened and the effect on the band’s music, if any. We will detail further as and when.

Michael’s Q&A with Courtney Love for Interview Magazine

Check out Michael’s question and answer for the @courtneylove feature “20 Questions for Courtney Love, The Queen of Grunge” in the Summer Issue of @interviewmag on stands today. More Q&A’s on their website.

Peter’s Tour Diary: On To Europe!

The mighty Filthy Friends touring ensemble, including John and Tammy from Dressy Bessy, bid a fond farewell to the United States. Next stop, Berlin on Monday! Note that I’m doing my toast with soy sauce. I love that stuff. ~Peter

R.E.M. Memorial Weekend Sale/Crush Sale Starts Early

Starting today, head over to the merchandise store for 15% off on all items in the shop (except media).  We’ve just added a bunch of originals to our t-shirt selection, and you’ll also find some cool accessories (totes, water bottles, puzzles, and even some onesies for the little R.E.M. fan). Domestic orders of $75 … Continued

Peter’s Tour Diary, Athens Installment

“Here is Kurt Bloch in his new stage persona, Spaceman! Also pictured, some other people in Filthy Friends w/ Tammy from @DressyBessyBand. Not pictured: Scott out searching for Kurt’s helmet. We’re currently heading to Atlanta & points north and east. See y’all out there!”~Peter

New Filthy Friends Video for “Break Me”

Hey Kids: Check out the new Filthy Friends video for their song “Break Me.” And, just in case you hadn’t heard, the band–Peter Buck, Corin Tucker, Linda Pitmon, Scott McCaughey & Kurt Block–is on tour in the USA so can catch ’em while you can! Watch the video:

Peter’s Tour Diary: East Coast Here We Come

“Filthy Friends have finished the West Coast leg of the tour, and I am back home in Athens preparing for the East Coast and Europe leg. The shows have been great. I’m so thankful to everybody for coming out. As you can see, I finished the all important tryout of the tour pillow. Also, Scott … Continued

Filthy Friends in Athens Friday, 5-17

Make sure to catch Peter’s band Filthy Friends (w/ Corin Tucker, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon, Kurt Bloch) at the Fabulous 40 Watt in Athens, GA, on Friday, May 17th. Support is from Dressy Bessy. Ticket info here:


From Magnet: If you’d told me in 1992 that on a single day in 2019, I would buy a Bingo Hand Job record before breakfast, then see Michael Stipe debut three solo songs, followed by a gospel choir covering Patti Smith, and then Patti Smith herself performing a few songs accompanied by her daughter …