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 [...]

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 [...]

16 August 2010

The Baseball Project Rock Maxwell’s!

Hiya, I’m back on duty after a brief hiatus filled with moving house, completing my PhD thesis and whatnot. Anyway, here’s a brief recap of all the exciting events of the past few days; more updates to follow. First of all, The Baseball Project (i.e. Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn, Linda Pitmon and Mike Mills in [...]

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26 July 2010

From Paris, With Love (UPDATED)

Hello everyone! I’ve just returned from a short holiday, and what a great piece of news to return home to! Namely, the uber-awesome Ken Stringfellow has updated his blog, and one could say that he and his buddy Mike Mills spent a very, ahem, constructive week in Paris together! I’m not gonna retell the story, [...]

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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Dear friends, here’s something to keep you entertained while I’m busy scanning more stuff from my archive. First of all, Ken Stringfellow has kindly agreed to share some insider information on making of R.E.M.’s 12th album Reveal for my friend Mark Rockwell’s Reveal Tribute website. As those of you who read Ken’s blog already know, [...]

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 [...]