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.

Peter’s Revolutions Per Movie Interview Available to Stream Today


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

R.E.M. to the Songwriters Hall of Fame! 


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

Peter, Scott, and Patterson Hood Collaborate on Kevn Kinney Cover


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

Eyelids “No Jigsaw” Includes Track with Peter on Vocals


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

Happy New Year


Our best wishes to everyone for a Happy 2024!

2023 Year in Review Poster


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