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
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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
“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 www.tarsem.org Watch the video for “Losing My Religion”: https://found.ee/rem-lmr-r
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
From Far Out Magazine: “This song is unique on the list owing to the fact that it was inspired by the title and a vague notion of the plot alone. ‘Imitation of Life’ is a reference to the 1959 movie of the same name, but as Peter Buck explains in the liner notes for the … Continued
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
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: http://smarturl.it/launchleft Please be sure to rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast!