On a late night flight on the way to Denver, I realized that if I don’t write down some of the things about the rest of the west coast swing, I probably will forget them. It has been a little hectic, but fun, as usual, but moreso, as Southern
Our man on the keyboard riser, Ken Stringfellow, married Dominique (nee Sassi) on the day off during the tour, Monday, Sept. 8, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. Mike Mills served as the best man! Congratulations Ken and Dominique!
Check out the artwork for In Time, The Best Of R.E.M 1988-2003.
The best of collection will include two new tracks, ‘Bad Day’ and
‘Animal’, both of which the band debuted in recent Holland and London performances.
The record will be released in the U.S. on October 28th, and internationally on October 27th.
The U.K based MOJO magazine has a new cover story on R.E.M. The July issue has a 14-page spread (with lots of photos) covering a vast number of topics, behind the scenes studio commentary and a brief discography. To learn more, visit www.mojo4music.com.
Peter, Mike, and Michael stopped by BBC Radio today and were interviewed by Jo Whiley of Radio One. The band talked about their just completed 2-night stand at Brixton Academy, their upcoming headlining slot at the Glastonbury Festival, and merry olde England. BBC Radio One online will host continuing
We had a great week of rehearsals and a surprise visit and send-off from bill berry, as you know he stopped by the studio with a chefs hat, sushi, spicy pappadams with chutney [his favorite backstage snack from the old days] and then invited us out to the farm the
We rehearsed for about a week in vancouver at the end of the recording and mixing sessions. This here is what it looks and sounds like, we wanted to do something for you all and this is what it is. rehearsal. Exactly what to expect on
Bill dropped by rehearsals Wednesday and revealed that he has been doing alot more with his time of late than just farming and baling hay. Word has it that Bill has become a bona fide sushi chef (well, at least he looks like one) and to prove it, he wowed
Peter, Mike, and Michael are currently shooting a video in Vancouver with Director Tim Hope for the song “Bad Day,” which will be the first single from the forthcoming “Best Of” collection. Hope has worked with 1 Giant Leap and Coldplay previously. The album is now scheduled
Hard to believe the tour is only 6 weeks away — in some ways it feels like it has already begun! I am on the plane home from Vancouver (not nonstop–oh well) having just spent a few days up there with the guys. Several things are going on: finishing up
Photographs from Vancouver, pt. 3
Photographs from Vancouver, Pt. 2