Listen to Mike’s Sirius XM Interview with Julie Mason

In case you missed it, here’s Mike’s full interview with Julie Mason of POTUS Press Pool, SiriusXM Politics from yesterday. The pair chat about the resurgence of “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine),” Bono’s recent letter to the band, the state of the music industry during the pandemic, … Continued

Video: Michael Reads David Wojnarowicz Poem

Michael reads “29. Untitled For Peter Hujar” from Primary Information’s recent publication “In the Shadow of Forward Motion” by David Wojnarowicz. This is the second in a series of readings that Primary Information will feature in the next month so stay tuned to their IGTV archive to see the latest. Watch the video.

May 15, 1995: Monster Tour Resumes with a Recovered Bill Berry

Today is the 25th anniversary of a very special day in R.E.M. history we’ll always be grateful for and remember fondly: the band’s first show back on the resumed Monster Tour, May 15th, 1995, at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA. Only weeks before, the prospect of resuming the tour seemed like a distant possibility … Continued

Bono on “Nightswimming”

Bono has curated a special playlist to coincide with his 60th birthday called “60 Songs That Saved My Life.” One of the songs selected is R.E.M.’s “Nightswimming” about which Bono says, “I hold this song in such high regard because I’ve barely felt the innocence it suggests with such intensity as when listening to it.” … Continued

Zucchero Sings Italian Version of “No Time For Love Like Now”

“Italy is one of the hardest hit places by covid19. Italian singer Zucchero Fornaciari sang this heartbreakingly beautiful version of “No Time For Love Like Now” in the architectural splendor of one of my favorite places on earth–San Marco Square in Venice. I could not be more proud–thank you Zucchero!!!, my heart is open–to Italy with Love!” … Continued

Remembering Dave Greenfield (1949-2020)

today we honor the music and life of dave greenfield. he was a brilliant songwriter and performer, and we thank him and the The Stranglers for their inspiration, contribution, songs and attitude. — michael

Watch Michael’s Call To Unite Message and Song

“In the call to unite, we have the opportunity to consider service. What one thing, what single gesture, can I do today, tomorrow, to help even one person, to help lift even one person…?” – Michael Stipe Last night, Michael sang his new song, “No Time for Love Like Now,” during the finale of The Call … Continued

Michael’s Call To Unite

Michael is participating this weekend in a global event called The Call to Unite with a special song and message … The event will be 24 inspiring hours of song, dance, meditation, prayer, and much more. Watch this brief reflection from Michael on who, for him, has consistently answered “the call to unite.” Join Michael and others … Continued