Check out the NY Times Magazine’s feature article on Michael at the link below: Michael Stipe Is Writing His Next Act. Slowly.
Cinema 21 in Portland, Oregon will be the site for a live episode of the podcast Revolutions Per Movie Tuesday, December 5th at 7:00 PM featuring Peter & host Chris Slusarenko. Chris reports: “Forty years ago, when I wrote my first letter to R.E.M. I never expected a response back, let alone to be friends … Continued
Hector Tellez Jr., the Cuban singer-songwriter who Peter & Barrett Martin recorded with, has a new album, The Great Unknown, out this weekend through Thirty Tigers/Sony. Barrett had the following to say about the new LP and Hector: “I want to tell you about an artist who I recently produced and who just released his … Continued
Listen to Mike’s interview with Kyle Meredith of the Consequence Podcast Network in which Mike discusses the difficult circumstances in which Up was created and how the band found the record’s ultimate sound. Mike also explains the stories behind songs like “Sad Professor,” “Daysleeper,” “Hope,” and “Airportman.” Of the latter track, he says “there was … Continued
Even the birds gave pause is Michael’s fourth photographic book–it presents a series of works-in-progress that continue an exploration of contemporary portraiture, instinct and abstraction. Classical and conceptual forms create a cohesive whole from seemingly disparate elements, and build what is hopefully an inclusive and complete vision, in which the familiar and unfamiliar are given … Continued
“I’ve never been an autobiographic writer… I tend to fictionalize everything that goes into the words I write for songs. As a lyricist, there may be, I’m not kidding, like eight songs in the whole canon of R.E.M. and other stuff that I’ve done outside of that, that actually are very, very, very personal to … Continued
Here’s a big group photo from rehearsals at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, NC for tomorrow night’s Nuggets 50th Anniversary celebration concert with Lenny Kaye and friends (Peter, Hugo Burnham, Don Dixon, Alejandro Escovedo, Kevn Kinney, James Mastro, Tim Nielsen, Corey Parks, Kelly Reidy, Greg Rice, Luigi Scorcia, Jon Wurster, and Steve Wynn). Get your … Continued
The 25th anniversary edition of R.E.M.’s Up is OUT NOW! Available on Deluxe 2-CD + 1-Blu-Ray, 2-LP, 2-CD, digital, and hi-res audio formats. 🆙🎉 Grab your copy HERE.
Peter is in the lineup for Lenny Kaye & Friends 50th Anniversary Celebration of Nuggets on November 12. The show takes place this Sunday night in Carrborro, NC at Cat’s Cradle. In addition to Peter, performers will include Lenny Kaye, Peter Buck, Hugo Burnham, Don Dixon, Alejandro Escovedo, Kevn Kinney, James Mastro, Tim Nielsen, Corey Parks, … Continued
Little known facts and minor memories of R.E.M.’s GREEN released on Election Day 35 years ago, November 8, 1988: It was almost called G4EEN (check out the typo on the vinyl album sleeve);
Say, haven’t you noticed? The “Lotus” official music video just got 🆙graded to HD! Check it out here & get ready: UP25 is out Friday!
Rolling Stone has an exclusive interview with Mike in which he looks back on the times surrounding UP and the making of the band’s 11th studio LP. Read the interview here.
It promises to be a banner day in Athens today: Micky Dolenz (The Monkees) has a brand new EP out called “Dolenz Sings R.E.M.” which features fresh and completely new arrangements of some of the band’s most memorable songs: “Shiny Happy People,” “Radio Free Europe,” “Man On The Moon,” and “Leaving New York.” To coincide … Continued
(L-R): Bill, Pete, Mick, Mike Athens GA (Photo by Bert)
Peter is in the star-studded lineup for the upcoming NUGGETS 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION on November 12th at Cat’s Cradle in Carborro, NC. Lenny Kaye & Friends also features longtime co-conspirators Kevn Kinney and Steve Wynn. Ticket info here: https://bit.ly/3MeuIDm