Rolling Stone Feature on “Radio Free Europe” Reissue

“It’s the ultimate rock and roll origin story: Four guys walk into a garage to bang out a record.” – Rob Sheffield In this in-depth look at the making of “Radio Free Europe” Rob Sheffield catches up with producer Mitch Easter who remembers “the debut single that changed the world in 1981,” now available in its … Continued

Stereogum Revisits Reveal on Its 20th Anniversary

“In a career lined with the long shadows of multiple iconic albums and cult favorites alike, Reveal just might be the most underrated album in a hallowed catalogue.” – Ryan Leas for Stereogum R.E.M.’s 12th studio album, produced by Pat McCarthy, was released on May 15, 2001. Ryan Leas of Stereogum takes a look back … Continued

A Conversation with Michael Stipe (Rockol Interview)

“I’m a very visual person and also music is extremely visual to me. Composing music is not easy, but writing to compose music is even more difficult. And still, looking to an image and listening to song are the same thing, to me. I see a landscape, music brings a visual image to my mind. … Continued

Read Michael’s Irish Times Interview

“My life’s work with music is intangible. It’s creativity that you cannot touch. And so making things that you can touch – a vase that you can hold, a book you can put it on the shelf, say – for me, that’s fascinating.” – Michael Stipe Read Michael’s interview with Miranda Sawyer in the Irish … Continued

Peter & Scott To Take Part in Adam Schlesinger Tribute

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

Guardian Weekend Feature on Michael

“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.

Mike Among All-Star Lineup at the Warburton Jam (4.21.21)

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.