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 [...]

Hello friends – long time no see! Alas, even the most ardent bloggers sometimes have to take a break, in order to deal with real-life challenges and commitments. Anyway I’m back, and I’ve just updated the Interviews – Audio page with some old/new interviews. Happy download! As for recent news, I expect y’all know that [...]

It’s the end of another warm sunny lazy indulgent day here, but instead of “wasting time, sitting still” I’ve been updating this website. To be precise, I have just retyped and added two new/old articles to our ever-expanding Press Archive. The first up is a very funny and informative 1984 biography-cum-interviews feature from Bucketful of [...]

16 July 2010

Antenna Needs Your Help!

As you may remember, two months ago we informed you that a documentary film would be made about the legendary Memphis club Antenna, and that Mike Mills was one of the musicians interviewed for the project by Laura Jean Hocking. Now, the good news is that the project is shaping up nicely, and the director [...]

Our gallery of photos from R.E.M.’s 2008 Accelerate world tour has just been updated with over 60 photos of Mike Mills and his R.E.M. bandmates; the images were taken by Oliver a.k.a. Sad Professor, who attended no less than six shows in various European cities. Well done Oliver! Also, many thanks to Conni Freestone for [...]

Filled Under: Random, Site info

Finally some news – and great news indeed! R.E.M.HQ reports that on Monday 7 June the band received the prestigious Phinizy Spalding Preservation award for their numerous contributions to historic preservation and preservation advocacy in Athens. Mike Mills and Bill Berry (yay!) accepted the award at the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation’s annual awards ceremony held at [...]

Filled Under: News & Features

A huuuuge thank you to Conni Freestone, a very talented New York based photographer (and a die-hard Big Star fan), who has kindly allowed us to share her story and photos from the Alex Chilton Memorial show, staged at the beautiful Levitt Shell amphitheatre in Memphis on 15 May 2010. I have added some of [...]

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A huge thank you to Melissa, the lucky girl who attended the Alex Chilton Memorial gig at Memphis’ Levitt Shell on 15 May, and who was kind enough to send us her report and some beautiful photos taken on the day. As you all remember, Mike Mills joined the remaining members of Big Star (Jon [...]

20 May 2010

Fables, Reconstructed

Gosh, I just LOVE musicians who are not only good strummers but also good storytellers and/or enthusiastic bloggers. Much kudos to Ken Stringfellow and Amy Speace for publishing very detailed accounts on the memorial gig in honour of Alex Chilton, which took place on 15 May in Memphis. As y’all know, Mike Mills was there, [...]

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More videos from the Alex Chilton Memorial concert held on 15 May in his hometown of Memphis, TN have surfaced online. In the first clip you can see Mike Mills join his Big Star buddies Ken Stringfellow, Jon Auer and Jody Stephens, plus Brendan Benson, for a singalong of “September Gurls”; and even better, in [...]