R.E.M. will be heading back into the studio in just under two weeks to begin putting the finishing touches on their next album. In the meantime, we have announced the release date for R.E.M. Live, the band’s first live effort in their 27-year history. R.E.M. Live will be released on October 16th as a CD/DVD combo, and to lead up to that date, we have begun posting video clips, including the trailer, for various songs. Right now you can check out clips for “Bad Day” and “Leaving New York” at remdublin.com.
Here’s a quick roundup of a few other things going on in the world of R.E.M.:
MILLS ON ABC I-CAUGHT
Mike was interviewed by ABC News program i-Caught earlier this week. The show covers “the nexus between television and the internet and tells the stories behind all of the most compelling videos on the web.”
i-Caught airs nationally on Tuesdays at 9PM. We’ll post the exact date and time the interview will air as soon as we have the details from ABC.
MICHAEL WRITES NOTES FOR PYLON
Michael has written liner notes for Pylon’s debut CD Gyrate previously only available on cassete and vinyl. This will be the first time Gyrate has been available on CD, and, as is the case with R.E.M. Live, it will also be in stores on October 16th.
DAN RATHER ON R.E.M.
The former CBS anchorman gives a shout out to R.E.M. in this recent article on Christian Science Monitor
R.E.M.’S GREATEST GIG?
Uncut, one of Britain’s premier music magazines, has included R.E.M. in their 50 Greatest Gigs poll in their most recent issue. Click here to read.
CAN YOU EVER REALLY GO BACK TO ROCKVILLE?
Check out this interesting article from Bethesda Magazine on the inspiration behind Rockville.
MICHAEL WINS LOCAL AWARD
Michael has taken home the best local celebrity award from the Athens Banner Herald! Three cheers for Michael.