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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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 [...]

13 July 2010

New R.E.M. Album In Spring 2011?

REMHQ reports that the band has practically finished recording their fifteenth studio album and will set about mixing it after the summer break. Of course the word “break” should not be understood literally, because Peter Buck is already busy promoting the new Tired Pony record The Place We Ran From, then a few weeks later [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

Ta-dah! Rolling Stone has just published a detailed review of the memorial concert in honour of Alex Chilton, staged two days ago in his hometown of Memphis. Some interesting (for us) bits: The Raconteurs’ Brendan Benson and R.E.M.’s Mike Mills joined the surviving members of power-pop pioneers Big Star to pay tribute to the late [...]

Here comes the first clip from yesterday’s Alex Chilton Tribute show staged at the Levitt Band Shell in Memphis, Tennessee. Mike Mills joined the remaining members of Big Star – Ken Stringfellow, Jon Auer and Jody Stephens – for a spirited rendition of “Jesus Christ”. The full setlist has not surfaced yet so I don’t [...]

The Commercial Appeal reports this morning that Mike Mills is scheduled to join an all-star roster slated to pay tribute to the late Alex Chilton at a memorial concert fundraiser at Overton Park’s Levitt Shell in Memphis, Tennessee on 15 May 2010. The lineup of performers is similar to the SXSW Festival Alex Chilton Tribute [...]