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!
“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
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
🇮🇹 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
Awesome Gambineri cartoons accompanying the Letters To the Editor regarding the extensive profile of Michael in December.
Michael’s recent conversation and Q&A with Caroline Corbetta for Domusweb in which they discuss Michael’s ICA Milano exhibition “I have lost and I have been lost but for now I’m flying high” is available to read HERE.
GQMagazine has a conversation with Michael about clothes and some of his favorite looks throughout the years. Read it here.
Peter joined Revolutions Per Movie (in front of live audience at Cinema 21 Theatre) to discuss the documentary ‘R.E.M. by MTV,’ his early years devouring music, moving to Athens, his first impressions of his bandmates, the surprises of seeing Michael grow as a performer, their relationship with the press, answering fan mail (including Chris reading … Continued
Bill, Peter, Mike, and Michael are beyond thrilled to have received news this morning that they are entering the Songwriters Hall of Fame along with Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen & Walter Becker, as well as non-performing songwriters Hillary Lindsey, Timothy Mosley (p/ka Timbaland), Dean Pitchford. When it’s all said and done, it’s always been about … Continued
We’re pleased to share these beautiful photos from the new Saint Laurent campaign. Way to go Michael!
New music alert! Peter and Scott McCaughey have joined good friend Patterson Hood on a cover of Drivin N Cryin classic “Let’s Go Dancing” It’s available on Tasty Good Records, who, like us, are excited for you to hear it. They say: “Enjoy our first single of 2024, “Let’s Go Dancing” by Patterson Hood Featuring … Continued
Portland-based power pop outfit Eyelids have announced a new release for a 2xLP called No Jigsaw this March. The album will be “a look back as well as forward” featuring tracks from out-of-print 7”s, a multitude of unreleased songs & a slew of recent recordings, including a special one with Peter. As R.E.M. fans know, … Continued
Our best wishes to everyone for a Happy 2024!
Our friend and avid R.E.M. supporter, Jason Muñoz of Costa Rica, shared this year in review poster of various 2023 happenings from Bill, Peter, Mike, and Michael ranging from the 25th anniversary UP reissue and the Baseball Project tour to Michael’s ICA Milano exhibition and new book. Jason has dedicated the poster to his his … Continued
Mike’s recent conversation with WFPK’s Kyle Meredith in which they discuss “the electronics, mystery, & difficult circumstances of 1998’s Up” is available to stream at Louisville Public Media. Go here to check it out: https://bit.ly/4aujyF4 Photo: Rick Diamond Photography