Check Out “Losing My Religion” in HD


R.E.M.’s hit “Losing My Religion” was released #onthisday in 1991 as the lead single from OUT OF TIME. The track peaked at #4 on the Billboard charts and scored the band two GRAMMY Awards. Check out the recently-upgraded HD music video!

GQ: “In Athens With Michael Shannon…”


“The people who truly love R.E.M. know that they were the best band in the world but tend to have trouble articulating why… It wasn’t what they did but how they did it.” – Michael Idov In this outstanding article for GQ, writer Michael Idov chronicles his pilgrimage to Athens to catch up with Michael … Continued

Magical Night at the 40 Watt


Thursday night’s Murmur tribute show at the 40 Watt was one of those nights when we’re all blessed to call Athens home. Michael Shannon, Jason Narducy and friends sounded great playing Murmur from start to finish along with all of Chronic Town and select tracks from Reckoning, Fables, Lifes Rich Pageant, Out of Time, and … Continued

Remembering Sanremo 1999


🇮🇹 25 years ago, this month, R.E.M. played the legendary 1999 Sanremo Music Festival in Italy on the coast near the border near France. For the only time, a rite of passage in that beloved country. UP was ascendant: “Daysleeper” and “Lotus” were the setlist. The band was curious and amused, and everyone survived, helped … Continued

Gambineri Cartoons


Awesome Gambineri cartoons accompanying the Letters To the Editor regarding the extensive profile of Michael in December.