If you missed it live yesterday, you can now watch Michael’s conversation with March for Science executive director Rania Batrice at YouTube as they reflect on hope and loss, mental health, and the role of art in our lives during the pandemic. It’s this week’s episode of Let’s Get FACTSinated. Go HERE to watch. … Continued
If you’ve ever wondered what a Yale U. entomologist, a former Andy Warhol Superstar active in the Factory scene, an Ecuadorian ant, and Michael Stipe have in common, your wait is over.
“I’m a very visual person and also music is extremely visual to me. Composing music is not easy, but writing to compose music is even more difficult. And still, looking to an image and listening to song are the same thing, to me. I see a landscape, music brings a visual image to my mind. … Continued
“My life’s work with music is intangible. It’s creativity that you cannot touch. And so making things that you can touch – a vase that you can hold, a book you can put it on the shelf, say – for me, that’s fascinating.” – Michael Stipe Read Michael’s interview with Miranda Sawyer in the Irish … Continued
This Thursday, May 6 at 6:00 PM ET on YouTube, Michael will join March For Science interim Executive Director Rania Batrice for a moment of reflection on hope and loss, mental health, and the role of art in our lives during the pandemic in this week’s episode of March For Science’s show “Let’s Get FACTSinated.” … Continued
Mike has been busy recording at @electricalaudio with Split Single playing bass on their new album, Amplificado, set to be released on June 25, 2021.
The Minus 5 (featuring Peter, Scott & Joe Adragna) will be submitting a video of an Adam Schlesinger song for the upcoming Adam Schlesinger Virtual Music Celebration premiering on May 5th, 2021 at 8pm EST. “Peter and I had such an amazing time recording with Adam and Micky Dolenz for the Monkees Christmas Party album,” … Continued
“I wanted to photograph people with immense strength and vulnerability. They are all heroic, their work, their activism.” – Michael speaking on his new book of photographs Read the full interview with Miranda Sawyer for Guardian Weekly here.
Look for a special feature on Michael and his new photographic book, Michael Stipe, in the Guardian Weekend this Saturday.
Mike will be in the lineup for the 2021 Warburton Virtual All-star Jam which will be streaming live on Wednesday April 21 at 9pm EDT/6pm PDT. Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Watch Mike deliver a message about the event here. More details on the show and where to tune in here.
Michael has a new book out (titled: “Michael Stipe”), and he’ll be discussing it on the ICA Milano YouTube Channel next week.
States have rolled back mask mandates, and, even as more Americans get vaccinated, public health experts are worried about a second surge in cases. Listen to Physicians for Human Rights, and like Michael, mask up to stop the spread of Covid-19. #BecauseScience
In the past couple of years, Michael Stipe has fallen back in love with music. “I had to really step away from it for a while, after R.E.M. disbanded,” he says, in the latest edition of our “Rolling Stone Interview: Special Edition” video series. “As kind of a lead singer/control freak, I needed to be all in … Continued
“Ex Stasi Spy” is the new single from Luke Haines (Auteurs & Beat Poetry For Survivalists) taken from his new album “Luke Haines In… Setting the Dogs On The Post Punk Postman.” The single features Peter and Scott McCaughey. Watch below and find out more details at Cherry Red Records. You can stream it here … Continued
Here’s a short clip from Mike’s recent chat with host Chris Fowler on the podcast, “Fowler, Who You Got?” Check out the full episode, titled “TV Music Moments,” on Spotify, Apple, or wherever you get your podcasts: https://apple.co/3rsen0S