Message From Michael

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Hope Despite the Times: New Book From Dave Daley

We need optimism now more than ever, and our friend Dave Daley has a new book publishing today that chronicles the fight for voting rights and democracy. It offers “hope despite the times.” Buy it here:

Read Peter’s Interview with the Portland Mercury

“If you go to enough concerts in Portland, you likely have a story of Peter Buck making an unannounced cameo onstage, playing guitar or bass with a friend or band that he’s tight with. He did that last Saturday when Eyelids, the psych-pop group whose last two albums he helped co-producer, played their album release … Continued

Friday is Release Date for Peter’s New LP with Luke Haines

Hey everyone, Friday is the release date for the Luke Haines – Peter Buck LP “Beat Poetry for Survivalists.” It’s a freaked-out post- apocalyptic beast of a record. I hope y’all find it disturbing and enlightening. See you out on the road somewhere. ~Peter Album info: Tour Dates in the UK:

Peter’s Co-Conspirator Luke Haines Talks About Their New Project

“Beat Poetry for Survivalists is the whimsical—and rockin’—new collaboration between Peter Buck, late of R.E.M.—maybe you’ve heard of them?” Here’s a glimpse into the collaborative, collective minds of Luke Haines & Peter Buck, on tour in the coming months in support of their new record… Read it HERE

R.E.M. in 20 Songs at uDiscover Music

“If ever a band proved you can play rock ‘n’ roll and retain your integrity, that band was R.E.M.” Here are uDiscover’s “20 defining hits” from the band’s career: Is your favorite among their list? What would you add? Add your comments HERE.

Peter & Scott: New No Ones Single/Video

Peter and Scott are excited to be sharing their new NO ONES track/video: “Straight Into The Bridge,” (with @Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers) from “The Great Lost No Ones Album” (out March 27th on Yep Roc Records)!

Update from Peter: Shows this Month in Portland & Seattle

“Well, it’s another rainy day in Portland. Thankfully, I have shows booked and work to do! On the 26th of February, the Eyelids and I will be backing John Cameron Mitchell on a few songs from his recent Lou Reed charity EP. We have played with him a couple of times, and it was a blast.

Peter in the Lineup for Eyelids Record Release Party in Portland

Chris from Eyelids reported this news today regarding the Eyelids upcoming album release party on February 29th: “We always like to make our record release shows special one of a kind nights so we are proud to announce that we will be joined throughout the evening by Colin Meloy of The Decemberists, PeterBuck of R.E.M. ; the amazing Kyleen King & our lyricist … Continued

Peter Checks in on New Eyelids Video

I was sitting in my local kava bar, listening to the soundtrack of The Harder They Come, when I was informed that Eyelids have a new video. The song is called “Accidental Falls,” the title track of their new LP, available in February. It’s a record I produced. It’s a great record,with lyrics written by Larry … Continued

Télérama Features “Drive to the Ocean”

French arts weekly Telerama featured Michael’s “Drive to the Ocean” as La Chanson, aka “The Song,” in its weekly picks this week. In other news, Michael will be appearing on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday, January 30 at 11:35/10:35CT on CBS. A Also on the 30th, Michael’s second single, the aforementioned “Drive … Continued

Any Answers: Michael Stipe–British Journal of Photography

This month’s British Journal of Photography features Michael in its “Any Answers” series. The photo of Michael was taken by Michael Grieve (@grievefoto) who also conducted the questions. Here’s an excerpt from the article which you can read here. “Before REM, the band he fronted for more than three decades, there was photography. Michael Stipe … Continued