Salute to Tarsem

“Thank you Tarsem for making such a beautiful video that rocketed “Losing My Religion” right into the stratosphere–to you and your entire beautiful team, we send our love and respect!” – Michael Watch the video for “Losing My Religion”:

“Losing My Religion” Turns 30

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the release of “Losing My Religion” (2.19.1991), the band’s Grammy Award winning single from Out Of Time. “Losing My Religion” became R.E.M.’s highest charting single in the US topping out at #4 in the Billboard Hot 100. The iconic video directed by Tarsem Singh garnered six awards at the 1991 … Continued

Peter Plays on New Departure Lounge Single (out on 2.5.2021)

Departure Lounge, headed up by singer Tim Keegan, has a new single set to be released February 5 on Violette Records to which Peter has contributed his signature guitar sound. This Friday, look for “Australia,” taken from the forthcoming album “Transmeridian” to be released on 26 March 2021. Visit Violette Records’ Instagram to listen to … Continued

LaunchLeft Now: A Conversation with Michael Stipe & Jem Cohen

Check out Michael’s artist takeover as a host on the @LaunchLeft podcast with Jem Cohen whose impressive oeuvre includes videos for “Talk About The Passion,” “Belong,” “Country Feedback,” “Nightswimming,” “E-Bow The Letter,” & “Oh My Heart.” Listen here: Please be sure to rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast!

Video Flashback: Michael Reads From Dr. King’s Strength To Love

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that.” – MLK Jr. (1963)   On this day in which we remember and honor the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we wanted to share this video of Michael reading selections from Dr. … Continued

Update on Death Cab For Cutie’s The Georgia E.P.

Death Cab For Cutie released The Georgia E.P. covers compilation of songs by Georgia artists (including “Fall On Me”) back in December in an effort to support Fair Fight Action. The EP was a tremendous success and raised over $100,000. Today, the band just announced that their compilation is streaming on all music platforms and … Continued

Happy Birthday Michael!

Join us on R.E.M. social media channels and wish Michael a happy birthday in the comments.   photo: David Belisle    

Happy 2021!

Our best wishes to everyone for a very happy 2021. This year-in-review image was shared by Jason Munoz of R.E.M. Friends Costa Rica. Thanks Jason! In the meantime, keep your eyes on in the coming weeks and if you haven’t already, be sure to follow the band on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.    

Georgia Comes Alive This Saturday

The lineup has already topped 50 artists for the Georgia Comes Alive Virtual Festival taking place this Saturday December 26th. Mike Mills will perform with NC’s BIG Something. Georgia Comes Alive is a one-day virtual music festival to help get out the vote in the upcoming runoff elections by supporting local grassroots organizations Georgia Coalition for the … Continued

Thank You GA: A Conversation with Michael Stipe & Helen Butler

Our thanks to Helen Butler of GA Coalition for the People’s Agenda for joining Michael for such an insightful conversation earlier today about all the coalition is doing to help ensure people can vote and have their voices heard in Georgia. ​Watch the video conversation. To learn more about the group and to offer your … Continued

NFL’s Colts and R.E.M. Team Up to “Kick the Stigma”

The NFL’s Indianapolis Colts have a new PSA, “Kicking the Stigma,” featuring R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts.” The PSA is part of the Colt’s initiative to help reduce the stigma around mental illness. One in five US adults suffer from some form of mental health disorder. Check out the PSA here.

Happy Birthday Mike!

Sending out happy birthday wishes to Mike Mills who was born on Dec. 17, 1958.