Mike has been busy recording at @electricalaudio with Split Single playing bass on their new album, Amplificado, set to be released on June 25, 2021.
The Minus 5 (featuring Peter, Scott & Joe Adragna) will be submitting a video of an Adam Schlesinger song for the upcoming Adam Schlesinger Virtual Music Celebration premiering on May 5th, 2021 at 8pm EST. “Peter and I had such an amazing time recording with Adam and Micky Dolenz for the Monkees Christmas Party album,” … Continued
“I wanted to photograph people with immense strength and vulnerability. They are all heroic, their work, their activism.” – Michael speaking on his new book of photographs Read the full interview with Miranda Sawyer for Guardian Weekly here.
Look for a special feature on Michael and his new photographic book, Michael Stipe, in the Guardian Weekend this Saturday.
Mike will be in the lineup for the 2021 Warburton Virtual All-star Jam which will be streaming live on Wednesday April 21 at 9pm EDT/6pm PDT. Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Watch Mike deliver a message about the event here. More details on the show and where to tune in here.
Michael has a new book out (titled: “Michael Stipe”), and he’ll be discussing it on the ICA Milano YouTube Channel next week.
States have rolled back mask mandates, and, even as more Americans get vaccinated, public health experts are worried about a second surge in cases. Listen to Physicians for Human Rights, and like Michael, mask up to stop the spread of Covid-19. #BecauseScience
In the past couple of years, Michael Stipe has fallen back in love with music. “I had to really step away from it for a while, after R.E.M. disbanded,” he says, in the latest edition of our “Rolling Stone Interview: Special Edition” video series. “As kind of a lead singer/control freak, I needed to be all in … Continued
“Ex Stasi Spy” is the new single from Luke Haines (Auteurs & Beat Poetry For Survivalists) taken from his new album “Luke Haines In… Setting the Dogs On The Post Punk Postman.” The single features Peter and Scott McCaughey. Watch below and find out more details at Cherry Red Records. You can stream it here … Continued
Here’s a short clip from Mike’s recent chat with host Chris Fowler on the podcast, “Fowler, Who You Got?” Check out the full episode, titled “TV Music Moments,” on Spotify, Apple, or wherever you get your podcasts: https://apple.co/3rsen0S
It’s time for our annual Spring Sale! Visit the merchandise store to receive 25% off on apparel and accessories including t-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, totes, water bottles, serving trays, and pins.*
Mike’s interview on The Holtz Effect airs on St. Patrick’s Day morning between 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM on WZBC 90.3 FM (Boston College Radio, Chestnut Hill, MA). Visit the links below around 8:00 AM and tune in as Mike discusses two recent anniversaries: Out Of Time’s 30th and Collapse Into Now’s 10th with Thomas … Continued
On the 25th anniversary of Weird Al’s Bad Hair Day, Consequence of Sound brings three artists together whose songs were parodied on that very LP: Mike Mills of R.E.M., whose “Bang and Blame” is part of “The Alternative Polka”; Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum, whose “Misery” became “Syndicated Inc.” and “Black and Gold” inspired “The … Continued
As #OutOfTime turns 30, we look back with Matt Wilkinson on Apple Music as they celebrate this Essential Album – Listen at 10am PT this Friday (3.12): apple.co/applemusichits
“For a teenager steeped in Welsh choir music, Michael Stipe’s kaleidoscope of artistic influences – and mega-success – were too irresistible not to follow.” In this poignant essay for The Guardian, Jude Rogers of the UK looks at the impact the band had on her formative years growing up in the south of Wales. She … Continued