Mike Catches Up with NPR St. Louis on the Eve of R.E.M. Explored


Make sure you give Mike’s interview with St. Louis Public Radio a listen. He talks about tonight’s upcoming show with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Robert McDuffie at Stifel Theatre. Here’s a snippet from the interview: “Having the nerve to do this in the first place was something. I had to draw on whatever … Continued

Listen to Mike’s Interview on KMOX for R.E.M. Explored


🎻 🎸 🎺 This Friday night, April 5, Mike will join virtuoso violinist and good friend Robert McDuffie and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra for R.E.M. Explored—a concert featuring the music of R.E.M. at Stifel Theatre. Click below to listen to Mike’s recent conversation with hosts Chris and Amy on KMOX’s Chris & Amy Show—he … Continued

R.E.M. Explored in St. Louis on April 5


Mike will be joining the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra on Friday, April 5, for performances of his Concerto for Violin, Rock Band, and Orchestra with good friend and virtuoso violinist Robert McDuffie. In the first half of the concert, the orchestra will perform new arrangements of R.E.M.’s music. “R.E.M. Explored” promises to be a captivating … Continued

Quick Postcard from Milan


Fun time at Michael Stipe’s art show at the ICA Milano–excited to be here & witness the wonder! -Bertis

The No Ones To Headline Night One of Snow Station Vadsø 2024


A fresh update from Michèle Noach has just arrived from Vadsø, where the coolest, tiniest music festival high in the arctic, is running from March 14-16: “The first night of Snow Station Vadsø headlines with The No Ones, which features Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey (R.E.M., Filthy Friends, Minus 5, Young Fresh Fellows) as well … Continued

Mike & Peter to Play Snow Station Vadso in March


Mike, Peter and Scott to play Snow Station Vadsø next month. @snowstationvadso grew out of an artist residency that Michèle Noach was invited to in Arctic Norway, nine years ago. It started as a small group of musician friends joining her there for a fairly impromptu two nights of music, with some art on the … Continued

Watch “Losing My Religion” in HD


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!

GQ: “In Athens With Michael Shannon…”


“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

Magical Night at the 40 Watt


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

Remembering Sanremo 1999


🇮🇹 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

Gambineri Cartoons


Awesome Gambineri cartoons accompanying the Letters To the Editor regarding the extensive profile of Michael in December.  

Read Michael’s Q&A with Domus’ Caroline Corbetta


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.