Read Michael’s Interview with Garage Magazine

“In a new book of photography, the former R.E.M. frontman confronts his anxieties about our digital future—and admits he only looks at Instagram for Patti Smith’s posts.” Read the interview

“Uptempo Mo Distortion” Demo Available to Stream

We’re less that a week away from the release of #Monster25! Stream the advance single, a demo called “Uptempo Mo Distortion” recorded in October 1993 at Kingsway Studio in New Orleans. This previously unreleased song was never vocalized and did not make the final album cut, despite—perhaps because of—its quintessential R.E.M. sound. Listen now and pre-order … Continued

Michael’s Interview with The Guardian

While Michael and Mike were on their recent promo tour of the UK, The Guardian conducted an interview with Michael about some of his recent projects including the release of “Your Capricious Soul” (the new single) and Your Interference Times, Michael’s new book. Read it here.

Read the Times UK Interview with Michael & Mike

Michael and Mike were in the UK over the last few days on a promo tour for the upcoming Monster 25th Anniversary reissue. The Times UK caught up with both of them for an interview which you can read here.

Listen to the Remix of “Let Me In”

Mike Mills talks Monster with VICE, and shares the #Monster25 remix of the album’s most emotional song, “Let Me In,” which has a stunning new lyric video from Nir Ben Jacob. Hear it here first:

Tune into City Lights Tuesday to Hear Michael’s Conversation with Lois Reitzes

We hope you’ll make plans to tune into #WABE‘s City Lights tomorrow (10.8) at 11AM and 8PM to listen to Michael’s conversation with host @LoisReitzes … They’ll talk about Michael’s photography, his new book, and his participation in SCADshow’s Atlanta Celebrates Photography. pictured: Michael with Lois Reitzes at ACP last week.

Download Michael’s New Single “Your Capricious Soul” & Support Climate Justice

This past Saturday saw the official release of Michael’s new single, “Your Capricious Soul.” Available exclusively through his official website, proceeds from the single will go to the climate activist group Extinction Rebellion; the release coincides with October 7th’s “International Rebellion” climate justice protests. “Extinction Rebellion gave me the incentive to push the release and not wait,” … Continued

Out Today: Michael Stipe’s Solo Debut “Your Capricious Soul” Accompanying Video By Sam Taylor-Johnson

From Today sees the release of Michael’s single “Your Capricious Soul”, his solo debut– currently available exclusively from The release is timed to coincide with October 7th’s “International Rebellion” climate justice protests. And, for the following 365 days, Michael is redirecting all of his earnings from sales and synchronization licensing to Extinction Rebellion to help aid … Continued

Michael to Release Solo Single “Your Capricious Soul” via on October 5th

Michael‘s first solo release is “Your Capricious Soul”, to be released digitally via his own website – – on Saturday October 5th, 2019. The release is timed to coincide with October 7th’s “International Rebellion” climate justice protests. And, for the following 365 days, Stipe is redirecting all of his earnings from sales and synchronization licensing to Extinction Rebellion to … Continued

Michael to Discuss Latest Book at Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival

From “The Atlanta Celebrates Photography festival is back and bringing both international and local photographers together for exhibitions, master classes, lectures and more. Many of the ACP festival exhibitions actually opened at local galleries this month, but the bulk of the events are happening in October, including marquee speaker Michael Stipe. The REM frontman … Continued

R.E.M.: Kings of Comedy

“In addition to their creative output, part of R.E.M.’s appeal is that, from Day 1, they played by their own rules, made music they wanted to make, refused to do things simply because ‘That’s what you do.’” Larry Fulford of Medium has penned a really interesting read on the thread of comedy in the band’s … Continued

Interview with Mike at Atlanta Magazine

Read the @atlantamagazine interview with @lordmillsey , @chuck_leavell and Robert McDuffie as they prepare to kick off “A Night of Georgia Music” this Sunday in Atlanta. Ticket information for opening night: