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 [...]

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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While Michael Stipe is skipping his promotional duties again, Peter Buck and Mike Mills are soldiering on, talking to music press and trying to create positive buzz before the release of R.E.M.’s fifteenth full lenght album Collapse Into Now. Rolling Stone‘s resident R.E.M. fanboy David Fricke has just published excerpts from his conversations with Peter [...]

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14 January 2011

Mine Smell Like Honey

It happened today, hooray hooray… Warner Bros. have streamed the first official single from R.E.M.’s upcoming fifteenth album Collapse Into Now. The song’s called “Mine Smell Like Honey”, and I hope I won’t sound too grouchy if I say that the title is the most interesting thing about this song… Honestly, it is a bit [...]

UPDATE: Here’s another song from R.E.M.’s upcoming album Collapse Into Now. This track, “Oh My Heart”, is another R.E.M. song in 6/8, so it follows in the footsteps of songs like “Everybody Hurts”, “Try Not To Breathe”, “Strange Currencies”, “Daysleeper”, or the more recent “Houston”. Please continue to discuss the album in the comments below. [...]

20 December 2010

It Happened Today! – UPDATE #2

I’m sure you have all already downloaded “Discoverer” from R.E.M.’s upcoming album Collapse Into Now via their official website. And today, several blogs are previewing another song, “It Happened Today”: this song, which is expected to be the first single, features Pearl Jam’s frontman Eddie Vedder. However, it’s not a duet between Michael Stipe and [...]

11 December 2010

Christmas Gripping

Phew, I’m gone for a few days (went to London to discuss some job prospects), and upon return there’s a huge load of R.E.M. and Mike Mills news waiting to be posted! Oh well I ain’t complainin’. First of all, R.E.M. have released their latest Christmas fanclub single. As usual, Michael Stipe is not involved, [...]

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I’ve just received the latest R.E.M. fanclub newsletter, and guess what – they’ve revealed the full tracklist for their upcoming fifteenth album Collapse Into Now, to be released in Spring 2011! Some song titles are really extravagant; can’t wait to hear what the actual songs sound like! Here’s the tracklist: 1. Discoverer 2. All The [...]

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03 November 2010

Mike Mills Spills The Beans!

Squeeeee!! I’m too excited to type right now, so I’ll just copy the entire feature from SPIN: ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ R.E.M. have finished their fifteenth studio album, called Collapse Into Now (due in early 2011) — so what can fans expect? According to multi-instrumentalist Mike Mills, a more [...]

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