UPDATE: As promised, I have scanned and uploaded scans from the latest issue of UNCUT magazine. View them below (the first six images): for best quality, right-click on a thumbnail and open in a new tab or window. * * * * * * * * * * Several new interviews with Mike Mills have [...]

18 October 2011

R.E.M.’s Final Single… And More

A few hours ago R.E.M. have revealed their farewell single, appropriately titled “We All Go Back To Where We Belong”. The single is currently being streamed on Rolling Stone’s website, and it will appear, together with two new songs, “Hallelujah” and “A Month of Saturdays” on the band’s upcoming retrospective Part Lies, Part Heart, Part [...]

25 September 2011

New Adventures In Golf

Michael Bamberger, a senior writer @ Sports Illustrated has just published his reflections on Mike Mills and his (in)famous obsession with golf. Well, one thing is for sure: now that R.E.M. has disbanded, Mike will have all the time in the world to indulge his passion for golf. Here are just a few excerpts from [...]

21 September 2011

Goodbye R.E.M.

Thank you for the music.

Filled Under: News & Features

08 April 2011

Yo, Check This Out!

Mills Alert! The legendary New York rap pioneers Beastie Boys have filmed a new 30-minute video aptly titled “Fight For Your Right Revisited” to promote their new album Hot Sauce Committee Pt 2 coming out in the month of May. Now, why am I mentioning this here? Well, aside from me being a huge Beastie [...]

Here’s the first report from last night’s Big Star Third/Sister Lovers tribute show. As you all know, Mike Mills was part of the house band on the night, and even better, he recruited his R.E.M. bandmate Michael Stipe to join the tribute. Please post other reports that you stumble upon in the comments below, and [...]

UPDATE 2: Looks like all members of R.E.M. (sans Bill Rieflin) are currently in Austin, TX for the SXSW festival – Michael Stipe is screening the 12 music videos/art films for Collapse Into Now, Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey are playing shows with The Baseball Project, and Mike Mills is not the one to miss [...]

14 March 2011

Intermezzo

Phew, what a weekend it was! While we were entertained by a certain Mr Michael Stipe in London, across the pond his R.E.M. bandmates rocked Georgia! Namely, The Baseball Project (Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck, Steve Wynn and Linda Pitmon) are currently touring the U.S. to promote their second album; over the weekend they played in [...]

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12 March 2011

It Happened Yesterday, Hooray Hooray!

What happened yesterday?… Well, nothing much… except that I attended the special screening of 8 videos for the songs from R.E.M.’s album Collapse Into Now. The event took place in London… oh and did I mention that Michael Stipe was the host of the event, and that he took part in the questions & answers [...]

10 March 2011

AAAA aaaaaah ahahaha!

So far, the music videos that Michael Stipe and his collaborators have filmed for songs from R.E.M.’s fifteenth album Collapse Into Now have been… should I say… underwhelming. Well, Pitchfork has just premiered one of the 12 videos that I actually sort of like… at least it’s very funny. It’s a for “Alligator Aviator Autopilot [...]