“I discovered aspects of myself that I never anticipated were so strong and other aspects that I never anticipated were so fragile. I’m a very fortunate person, but I lost some people and, as for everyone, 2020 was incredibly difficult in terms of allowing space for exactly what this book is about, which is being … Continued
Organized by the United Nations Environment Program North America Region along with Pathway to Paris and 350.org, the World Environment Day livestream event will be held on June 4 with appearances from Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, Dave Matthews, Ben Harper and more.
“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
(PRESS RELEASE): For the first time in 40 years, rock icons R.E.M. are reissuing their foundational, debut single “Radio Free Europe,” first released in 1981. While many fans know the 1983 version of the song, which appeared on the band’s first studio album Murmur, only a lucky few have heard this version, which marks one … Continued
“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
If you missed it live yesterday, you can now watch Michael’s conversation with March for Science executive director Rania Batrice at YouTube as they reflect on hope and loss, mental health, and the role of art in our lives during the pandemic. It’s this week’s episode of Let’s Get FACTSinated. Go HERE to watch. … Continued
If you’ve ever wondered what a Yale U. entomologist, a former Andy Warhol Superstar active in the Factory scene, an Ecuadorian ant, and Michael Stipe have in common, your wait is over.
“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
“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
This Thursday, May 6 at 6:00 PM ET on YouTube, Michael will join March For Science interim Executive Director Rania Batrice for a moment of reflection on hope and loss, mental health, and the role of art in our lives during the pandemic in this week’s episode of March For Science’s show “Let’s Get FACTSinated.” … Continued
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.