14 March 2011


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 [...]

08 March 2011

Mike Mills on Streetdate! – UPDATED

UPDATE: Here’s another great video interview with Mike, courtesy of 101.9 RXP Radio. Thanks Conni for the heads-up! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ As you may remember, a few weeks ago we posted a teaser snippet of Mike Mills’s interview with Streetdate Radio. And today they have posted all video [...]

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08 March 2011

Mike Mills Overload!

Don’t y’all love this title? I certainly love days like this when I can post several Mike Mills-related news at once. Let’s start with the final part of the interview from Italian Rolling Stone; it was published online and our own Dol has already translated it! I have merged it with her previous translation, so [...]

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06 March 2011

Oh, Michael. :)

Hello friends! Lots of news today! First up, here’s Michael Stipe on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon – he was there to promote R.E.M.’s new album Collapse Into Now and to announce the Tibet House Benefit concert. Wow, he’s hilarious! Part 1 Part 2 Also, here’s Michael performing beautiful intimate versions of two R.E.M. songs [...]

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04 March 2011

Thank you kangaroos!

Here’s a cool new interview with Mike Mills, published by The West Australian. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ By Simon Collins For R.E.M. fans, it could be the end of the world as they know it. The alternative rock veterans’ latest album, Collapse Into Now, is their final release with [...]

04 March 2011


Here’s a brand new interview, courtesy of Rolling Stone. Yesterday Michael Stipe performed at the Tibet House benefit concert in New York, together with Patti Smith’s band and a host of other friends. Michael sang “Every Day Is Yours To Win”, one of the ballads from R.E.M.’s latest album Collapse Into Now. Before the gig, [...]

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02 March 2011

Duhberlin – UPDATE 2

The brand new video for R.E.M.’s fantastic new single “Uberlin” was released today via several media outlets (all listed here). Alas, the video is rubbish; now, I admit that I am visually retarded and not particularly interested in films and visual art(s), but this particular video sucks for at least three reasons: 1) it does [...]

Look at me eating my own words – a few weeks ago I was quite convinced that “Mine Smell Like Honey” was not a very good song. However, R.E.M. have just released the live video – another one from the batch of videos filmed at the Hansa Studio in Berlin last summer – and it [...]