From GBEX Podcast: “Is there anything more Athens than R.E.M. and Georgia football? Both are rolled into one on the latest Bulldogs Extra Podcast as Mike Mills, bassist and much more for famed Athens rock artists R.E.M. joins the show. A big Georgia Bulldog fan, Mills gives his take on the current state of the … Continued
The band is sharing previously unreleased song “Fascinating” to benefit global organization Mercy Corps’ Hurricane Dorian relief and recovery efforts in the Bahamas. Peter, Mike, and Michael recorded the song in 2004 at Nassau’s Compass Point Studios. It’s now available for download for the first time via http://remhq.bandcamp.com. You can stream the song for free … Continued
Just a reminder that there are two big shows coming up in Atlanta this month featuring members of R.E.M (Bill & Mike). The first is the Revival benefit concert at the The Fox Theatre on Friday, Sept. 13, which will celebrate Georgia’s historic theatres. The all-star cast includes Drive-By Truckers, Drivin N Cryin, Michelle Malone, and our very own Bill … Continued
R.E.M.’s longtime producer Scott Litt discusses his new remix of Monster, created 25 years after the album’s original release.Watch in full: https://found.ee/rem-monster25-scottlitt-yt-r
Craft Recordings is excited to announce a 25th anniversary reissue of R.E.M.’s acclaimed ninth album, Monster. Remastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, the title will be available on various physical formats, as well as digitally, on November 1. A five-CD, one-Blu-ray deluxe box set will include the original album, a special 2019 remix from … Continued
Atlanta Loop has an interesting read on the band and one of the more obscure references in an R.E.M. song… the little hamlet of Philomath, located in Oglethorpe County, Georgia, name-checked in “Can’t Get There From Here” from Fables Of The Reconstruction. Check it out here.
Update on the lineup for the REVIVAL show at The Fox Theatre on September 13th. In addition to Drive-By Truckers, Drivin N Cryin, Dodd and the Councilmen ft. Bill Berry of R.E.M, Atlanta rocker Michelle Malone has just joined the bill. Read more about the show Celebrating Georgia’s Historic Theatres, ticket details, and the silent auction. Ticket … Continued
Hey Everybody… here’s a message from Peter about good friend Janet Weiss who was in a serious car accident last month. If you can help out, please visit the link below: “I wanted to let you all know about a Go Fund Me Page for Janet Weiss the former drummer for Sleater-Kinney,and current member of Quasi, who … Continued
Portlanders: the Eyelids upcoming record release show at Mississippi Studios on August 24th in PDX will feature guest appearances throughout the evening by a whole host of luminaries including Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Jay Gonzalez, Jonathan Segel, Victor Krummenacher, & Patterson Hood. Eyelids main man Chris Slusarenko gives us the lowdown below: “Eyelids wanted to pull out the … Continued
Make your plans to join Atlanta music nonprofit ATL Collective on SAT 8/10 as they relive Automatic for the People at the Atlanta History Center. Their musical guests for this show are a collective of artists from Athens and ATL: Palace Doctor, Thayer Sarrano, Reuben Bidez,Aslyn, The Tin Man + many more. Tickets available at atlcollective.org
Peter’s Twitter Statement: It has recently been brought to my attention that somebody calling himself Peter Buck has been impersonating me on Twitter. There are a couple of legitimate Peter Bucks out there; one seems like a cool surfer dude and another owns the Subway sandwich chain. Neither of them has mentioned R.E.M. The particular … Continued
See the new 180-gram pressing of In Time: the Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003 in action, plus learn about the inspiration behind “Bad Day” and more, via Craft Recordings’ Spin Class series. https://found.ee/rem-badday-spincass-yt-r P.S. Pick up an exclusive blue 2-LP edition of In Time at Barnes & Noble as part of #BNVinyl weekend sale (7/12–7/14).
MICHAEL STIPE ON THE FUTURE OF MASCULINITY AND WELL-BEING “I set out on this fantastic adventure, and it actually worked out,” former R.E.M. front man Michael Stipe says, a bit surprised himself. In this candid conversation, Stipe talks about who he became after his band got famous, why he decided to speak up about his … Continued
From the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Social Media: Special guests @BaseballProject are our @MLB All Star Week house band at the museum – featuring inductees Peter Buck & Mike Mills playing songs about America’s favorite pastime ⚾️ you’ll never hear a cooler song about box scores �� https://t.co/4EvrcqYICY”
Written in 1994. Performed in Dublin, July 4, 2007. “Circus Envy” (Live at the Olympia). Watch the full, previously-unreleased live video: https://found.ee/rem-circusenvy-yt-r. By Vincent Moon and Jeremiah. Happy 4th of July. #Monster25