Peter Says: “Check Out Ian McNabb”

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:

Video Clip: Mike & Michael Discuss the Monster Tour

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

Peter Plays Bass on New Eyelids Song (Watch Video)

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

Seasonal Sale on Murmur-Era Photographs by Sandra-Lee Phipps

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

Michael’s Favorite Holiday Song?

What’s the one holiday hymn or hit you can’t get enough of? Michael weighs in with his choice at the link below:

ARTnews Interview with Michael

“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

Monster Talk Now Available to Stream at YouTube

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

One Day Countdown to Monster Talk on YouTube

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:    

The Monkees Christmas Party with Peter & Scott

“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

Read Michael’s Q&A at OMG Blog

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

Check Out Our Monster A/B Tool

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:

Former R.E.M. Tour Manager Returns to Mount Kennedy

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