New Music from Hector Tellez Jr (with Peter Buck & Barrett Martin)

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

Mike Discusses UP on Consequence Podcast

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

Pre-Order Michael’s New Book from Damiani

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

Listen to Michael on the Smartless Podcast

“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

From Nuggets Rehearsals in Carrboro

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

UP 25th Anniversary Release Day Today

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 Set to Play Nuggets Celebration Sunday Night

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

GREEN 35: A Morning Meditation

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);

Hey, Hey: Watch “Lotus” Video in HD!

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!  

Read Mike’s Interview with Rolling Stone

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.    

Micky Dolenz Sings R.E.M. EP Out Today; Special Events in Athens

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

Peter in Nuggets 50th Anniversary Celebration Lineup in NC

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: