Peter Produces Eyelids New 7″ (Pre-Order Now)

Chris from Eyelids touched base earlier this week to give us the lowdown on the Portland band’s new 7″ single, Peter’s presence and influence in the studio, their new LP (out soon hopefully), and the band’s upcoming spring tour:

Michael in Conversation with Martin Parr (Fri. January 7)

Friday, January 7, at 7.00 pm GMT (2.00 pm EST), Michael will join Martin Parr for the next Martin Parr Foundation Photochat Live event, coinciding with Michael latest photobook (Damiani, 2021).   This untitled publication is the third in Michael’s series of photobooks. The work presents portraits of resilience and vulnerability, with QR-linked audio of … Continued

2022 Vic Chesnutt Songwriter Seminar and Workshop Series

Athens GA: Registration is open for the 2022 Vic Chesnutt Songwriter Seminar and Workshop Series named in honor of the late great brilliant singer-songwriter from Athens. The opening seminar is scheduled for Thursday, January 13th on Zoom at 7PM Eastern and features participants Caroline Aiken, Ben de la Cour, Mariah Parker, and Tomi Martin & … Continued

Peter Plays on Hector Tellez’s New Album

Some December photos of Peter recording in the studio last week in Seattle, finishing up the Hector Tellez album. Peter played guitar and mandolin, Krist Novoselic played bass, and Barrett Martin played drums as well as producing. A real Seattle super-session! By all accounts, Hector Tellez Jr. is a fantastic singer and guitarist from Havana … Continued

Bent By Nature: “Half a World Away” on KRCW with Michael

“There were moments when R.E.M., my former band, were hugely popular,” says Michael Stipe. “And we were able to really push the boundaries of what’s acceptable within mainstream culture. KCRW and Deirdre and ‘SNAP!’ were doing the same thing.”   Listen to KCRW’s “Half A World Away” episode 8 of Bent By Nature: Deirdre O’Donoghue and the Lost … Continued

Interview: Michael Talks to Debbie Millman on Design Matters

“When Michael Stipe was lead singer and lyricist for R.E.M, it was clear he had talents and interests beyond music. He was deeply involved in crafting the album covers and other aspects of the band’s visual identity. In 1998 he published his first photography book with Patti Smith, and in recent years he’s published three … Continued

Michael in Conversation with Martin Parr (Jan. 7th)

Mark you calendars for “Michael Stipe in Conversation with Martin Parr” taking place on Friday, January 7, at 7:00 pm GMT (2:00 pm EST). Michael will join Martin Parr on ZOOM for the next “MPF Photochat Live” event, coinciding with Michael’s latest photographic book published by Damiani 2021.   *Tickets for the event are available here.   *Please pay … Continued

Peter & Kevn Kinney Shows Coming to Portland this January

Shows! I just wanted everybody to know that some of us are creeping out into what’s left of the real world to do some shows. I’ll be playing with Kevn Kinney January fifth, sixth, and seventh in Al’s Den at the Crystal Hotel in Portland, OR from six to nine each night. Anything is possible! … Continued

Happy Birthday Peter

We’ve posted some great photos of Peter on R.E.M. social media sites in celebration of Peter’s birthday today… make sure to stop by R.E.M. Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and leave your well wishes in the comments!

Mike in NC Big Star Tribute Lineup on 12-4

🌟 🎸 Tickets are on sale for “The Songs of Big Star – A Special Orchestrated Acoustic Performance” at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, NC on December 4.   Make plans to attend what promises to be an incredible evening featuring Big Star‘s Jody Stephens, our very own MIKE MILLS, Skylar Gudasz, Brett Harris, Django … Continued

“Lyric writing is not easy”… Read Michael’s Salon Interview

“’New Adventures’ has been historically my favorite R.E.M. album, and it hasn’t been bumped out of [my] No. 1 spot, but it’s been joined with “Reveal,” which is the album that we put out two after New Adventures. I mean, it’s a bit selfish, but [with] my contribution to what we were doing, I had … Continued

“Michael Stipe Is Present”: The Bitter Southerner Feature

The Bitter Southerner’s issue #2 featuring MICHAEL on the cover is now online. READ “Michael Stipe Is Present” as Michael talks about his life and art now, his new book of photography, and what’s next. Story by David Peisner, photographs by Michael Stipe & Christy Bush.