The No Ones Christmas Single is Out Today

The No Ones, (Peter, Scott, Frode Strømstad, and Arne Kjelsrud Mathisen have a new song up now: “A Christmas Voice (I Don’t Want To Bring You Into This World)”:   Scott provides the backstory on the song:   “There’s something still alluring about creating new holiday hits.  But it’s all been said, right?  One … Continued

Michael Returns to Instagram

We’re excited to let everyone know that after a 4-year hiatus, Michael has made a return to Instagram. You can follow him at @michaelstipe at this link.    

Peter & Scott Record with Steve Barton & Steve Berlin

“Recently Scott McCaughey and I did a recording session for Steve Barton’s new record. I met Steve and Dave Scheff in 1982, I think. They were in the band Translator. We did a few shows with them and the Gang of Four that year. The session was produced by Steve Berlin. I met him in … Continued

SPIN: “R.E.M.’S Bill Berry Is Back Behind The Kit In New Band”

Today is the premiere of the first music video from new Athens, GA band The Bad Ends, which features Bill on drums. In addition to Bill, the band is made up of four long time Athens and Atlanta scene musicians, including songwriter Mike Mantione of Five Eight (vocals/guitar), Dave Domizi (bass), Christian Lopez (guitar), and … Continued

DM Stith’s “Hypnotic, Bone-Deep” Version of “Man on the Moon”

“DM Stith whispers with hypnotic, bone-deep authenticity, somewhere between Nina Simone, Perfume Genius, PJ Harvey and Leonard Cohen.” – michael stipe Just in time for the 30th anniversary of Automatic for the People, DM Stith has shared his haunting rendition of “Man On The Moon,” available now via Historical Fiction Records on all DSPs. Go … Continued

“Walk Unafraid” Live Version Among Tracks on “Good Music to Ensure Safe Abortion” Compilation

The guys have contributed a previously unreleased live version of “Walk Unafraid” to ‘Good Music to Ensure Safe Abortion Access to All’ – a fundraising compilation record that will be available for ONE DAY ONLY this Friday, October 7th on Bandcamp. All proceeds go to @brigidalliance, @abortioncarenetwork and @noisefornow to raise urgently needed funds that will help people … Continued

Peter Checks in from Athens

“Here’s a picture of me with The War On Drugs at their great show at the Georgia Theatre. I picked up a few tips on guitar tone.” – PETER

“Wolves, Lower” Cracks the Top 5 of Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Songs of 1982

Rolling Stone’s “100 Best Songs of 1982” “All-time classics, buried treasures, cult favorites, and one-hit wonders — from Prince and Duran Duran to Kate Bush and the Go-Go’s to the Replacements and R.E.M.” 4) R.E.M. ‘Wolves, Lower’ Enter the Georgia boys in R.E.M., the most influential American rock band of the past 40 years, not to … Continued