Limited Print by Michael to Support the Arts

HELLO EVERYONE and happy end of 2018!!! Below you will find a link to a photographic print that I have made, in an edition of 25, to support the great work of PARTICIPANT INC, a not-for-profit gallery in NYC. Each print is stamped on the front with the name of the gallery, and signed verso. … Continued

A Quick Look Back at R.E.M.'s Final Concert

Today is the 10th anniversary of the band’s last-ever live performance. On this night, the guys performed 26 songs at the Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City. The clip we’ve shared here features the entire encore from the conclusion of the 2008 Accelerate Tour: “Supernatural Superserious,” “Losing My Religion,” “I Believe,” “Country Feedback,” “LIfe And How … Continued

Early murmurs of Monster, part 1

A year from #Monster25 but the anniversary of that period’s already started for me and my memory bank— right about 25 years ago, we went down to Mexico to have the inevitable discussion we had to have— tour next record (which didn’t exist yet but some songs were in the works)? …Warners, for whom the … Continued

Mills-McDuffie Concerto Slated for Buffalo This Weekend

Mike and Robert McDuffie are in Buffalo this weekend for concerto performances Friday and Saturday with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Visit this link for show info, tickets, and other details.

Peter, Scott, & Ben Gibbard Team Up For Minus 5 Track

Check out the video premiere of The Minus 5’s new song “Christmas in Antarctica” performed by Scott, Peter, Benjamin Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie (lead vocals and co-writing) and Joe Adragna on drums. Watch “Christmas In Antarctica” Here

Michael Says Vote Progressive on Nov. 6

R.E.M. has been based in Athens GA since earliest times, when they were all students at the University of Georgia. In this video for People For the American Way, Michael Stipe weighs in on voting for progressive candidates in Tuesday’s midterm elections, including Stacey Abrams in the critical campaign for governor here in Georgia. Abrams has a the … Continued


As we reported earlier, Michael returned to the stage last night playing a surprise set at Webster Hall in NYC as the opening act for headliner Patti Smith. It was a special night given Michael and Patti’s connection through the years as musical & artistic kindred spirits; there’s also another

Michael donates art to skateboard auction

For the second year in a row, Michael has designed a one-of-a-kind skateboard to be auctioned as part of Project Loop’s 50/50 Skatepark Fundraiser. You can check out and bid on the signed skate deck here, along with work by over 150 artists from around the country. Long-time


MTV premiered R.E.M.’s first music video in the Summer of 1981. On November 24, the network will release REMTV a six DVD set that includes live performances, television interviews, and a new documentary. Check out the trailer for “R.E.M. By MTV.”


Watch “Losing My Religion” Live From Athens, Greece!

Seven years ago this week, R.E.M. played an epic free show in the century-old Olympic stadium in Athens, Greece. MTV and VH1 captured it live across Europe. It turned out to be the band’s last show in Europe. “Losing My Religion” was as strong as ever that night:

Looking Back at the Vote For Change Tour

Ten Years Ago today was the first show of the Vote For Change tour where R.E.M. got to play with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band– it was pretty special, definitely career-highlight material, and was poignantly documented by the film-makers Albert Maysles and D.A. Pennebaker in NATIONAL ANTHEM