Peter Plays on Hector Tellez’s New Album


Some December photos of Peter recording in the studio last week in Seattle, finishing up the Hector Tellez album. Peter played guitar and mandolin, Krist Novoselic played bass, and Barrett Martin played drums as well as producing. A real Seattle super-session! By all accounts, Hector Tellez Jr. is a fantastic singer and guitarist from Havana … Continued

Bent By Nature: “Half a World Away” on KRCW with Michael


“There were moments when R.E.M., my former band, were hugely popular,” says Michael Stipe. “And we were able to really push the boundaries of what’s acceptable within mainstream culture. KCRW and Deirdre and ‘SNAP!’ were doing the same thing.”   Listen to KCRW’s “Half A World Away” episode 8 of Bent By Nature: Deirdre O’Donoghue and the Lost … Continued

Interview: Michael Talks to Debbie Millman on Design Matters


“When Michael Stipe was lead singer and lyricist for R.E.M, it was clear he had talents and interests beyond music. He was deeply involved in crafting the album covers and other aspects of the band’s visual identity. In 1998 he published his first photography book with Patti Smith, and in recent years he’s published three … Continued

Michael in Conversation with Martin Parr (Jan. 7th)


Mark you calendars for “Michael Stipe in Conversation with Martin Parr” taking place on Friday, January 7, at 7:00 pm GMT (2:00 pm EST). Michael will join Martin Parr on ZOOM for the next “MPF Photochat Live” event, coinciding with Michael’s latest photographic book published by Damiani 2021.   *Tickets for the event are available here.   *Please pay … Continued

Peter & Kevn Kinney Shows Coming to Portland this January


Shows! I just wanted everybody to know that some of us are creeping out into what’s left of the real world to do some shows. I’ll be playing with Kevn Kinney January fifth, sixth, and seventh in Al’s Den at the Crystal Hotel in Portland, OR from six to nine each night. Anything is possible! … Continued

Happy Birthday Peter


We’ve posted some great photos of Peter on R.E.M. social media sites in celebration of Peter’s birthday today… make sure to stop by R.E.M. Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and leave your well wishes in the comments!

Mike in NC Big Star Tribute Lineup on 12-4


🌟 🎸 Tickets are on sale for “The Songs of Big Star – A Special Orchestrated Acoustic Performance” at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, NC on December 4.   Make plans to attend what promises to be an incredible evening featuring Big Star‘s Jody Stephens, our very own MIKE MILLS, Skylar Gudasz, Brett Harris, Django … Continued

“Lyric writing is not easy”… Read Michael’s Salon Interview


“’New Adventures’ has been historically my favorite R.E.M. album, and it hasn’t been bumped out of [my] No. 1 spot, but it’s been joined with “Reveal,” which is the album that we put out two after New Adventures. I mean, it’s a bit selfish, but [with] my contribution to what we were doing, I had … Continued

“Michael Stipe Is Present”: The Bitter Southerner Feature


The Bitter Southerner’s issue #2 featuring MICHAEL on the cover is now online. READ “Michael Stipe Is Present” as Michael talks about his life and art now, his new book of photography, and what’s next. Story by David Peisner, photographs by Michael Stipe & Christy Bush.

Read Michael’s The New Cue Interview


“I put every ounce of my heart and soul and body into every single one of those songs; I really gave everything that I had. And so I feel like the melodies of the most tiny little part of those songs, the little string hits or the little percussive elements are a part of my … Continued

Salon Interview: Mike Talks NAIHF 25th Anniversary


“…  Every record is really a snapshot of a time and place. But this one, because of the unique situation, is more of a snapshot than any other record we made.” Read Mike’s recent interview with Annie Zaleski for Salon.com. They discuss the 25th anniversary reissue of New Adventures in Hi-Fi as well as some … Continued

Video: Michael & Mick Rock (2004)


Here’s a short video of Michael and legendary photographer Mick Rock working together on a photo shoot in New York City in 2004.   As Michael said in a post earlier in the weekend, “We mourn the passing of the great Mick Rock, arguably the premier music photographer of our times. Mick was an intense, … Continued

Mick Rock 1948 – 2021


“We mourn the passing of the great Mick Rock, arguably the premier music photographer of our times. Mick was an intense, generous and loving man, a cyclone force of nature, who over and over and over again captured and created historic photographic moments in music with his beautiful energy and talent.

“It’s The End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” Video Now in HD


This week in 1987, the second single from DOCUMENT, “It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” was released. We’re celebrating the single’s 34th anniversary with a newly restored HD version of the iconic video, directed by Jim Herbert. Watch and subscribe to R.E.M. on YouTube now.