Michael Guests on WNYC Tuesday (9.21)

Michael will be a guest tomorrow, Tuesday (9.21), on “All Of It With Alison Stewart”–“a fresh take on culture, the arts & the news of the day,” hosted by Alison Stewart; Be sure to tune in at 1:00pm EST for his conversation on WNYC.

Live “Bad Day” from 2003 on Benefit Compilation for Nuçi’s Space

The band is excited to have a song on the Nuçi’s Space benefit compilation coming out on Keeled Scales October 1. The 30-track comp. features covers, rarities, demos, live tracks & alternate takes by a host of talented artists along with a live version of “Bad Day” from Clinton Studios in NYC on October 7, … Continued

Read Michael’s Interview with SCMP

Check out Michael’s interview with Andrew Sun of the South China Morning Post as they discuss Michael’s latest book, why he values “fearlessness,” and his latest musical projects.

Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”

R.E.M. has three songs included in Rolling Stone’s recently updated list of “the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time,” just posted online & available in the October issue of the magazine. According to Rolling Stone, this is the first update since the original list was published in 2004. More than 250 artists, writers and industry figures … Continued

Listen to Jason Isbell Cover “Driver 8”

Georgia Blue, the new covers album from Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, will be released digitally on October 15th. The celebratory recording features guest performances from Julien Baker, Brandi Carlile, Béla Fleck, Steve Gorman, Peter Levin, Amanda Shires, Brittney Spencer, Chris Thile, Sadler Vaden, Adia Victoria and John Paul White. All proceeds will benefit … Continued

Chris Bilheimer on the Art of the Sleeve

Listen to a fascinating conversation with R.E.M. art director Chris Bilheimer on the latest episode of podcast Art of the Sleeve where Chris discusses his collaborative work with Michael on R.E.M. album design as well as his work for Green Day & Neutral Milk Hotel. For some great stories and insights go here.

Listen to R.E.M.’s Version of “Wall of Death”

The second single from the upcoming 25th anniversary edition of New Adventures in Hi-Fi is out now! R.E.M.’s take on “Wall of Death”—originally by Richard and Linda Thompson—first appeared on the ’94 Thompson tribute album Beat The Retreat, and was later re-used as a B-side for the “E-Bow the Letter” single. Available for the first … Continued

Public Service Announcement: Same Fight Everywhere

Along with various other Athenians, some of the REMs recorded PSAs airing on local public radio station, WUGA. The public service announcements encourage the people of Athens to get the vaccine to protect against the coronavirus.

“The One I Love” in HD!

We’re celebrating the band’s first top ten hit with a newly remastered HD version of the official music video.

Michael Reflects on 30 Years of Pearl Jam’s Ten

“My very first thought was that voice, Eddie’s voice – wow, this is fresh and new…” – Michael on his reaction to hearing Pearl Jam’s “Even Flow.” Website Artist Waves is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Pearl Jam’s groundbreaking debut LP, Ten, this month, and to do so, writer Jeff Gorra has assembled a wide-ranging … Continued