We have all been wondering whether R.E.M. will tour to promote their latest outing Collapse Into Now, due out in March 2011. So far, no signs of tour schedule; however, my friend Adrian has found this encouraging Peter Buck tidbit. Namely, TourDates reports the following: The album features guest appearances from electro pop singer Peaches, [...]

04 November 2010

All The Best!

As y’all know, R.E.M.’s fifteenth album Collapse Into Now won’t be released until Spring 2011, but looks like our hero Mike Mills has already stepped onto the publicity treadmill -yay! Here’s the latest feature from Rolling Stone – thanks Dol for the tip! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ When R.E.M. [...]

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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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A few days ago the members of R.E.M. took a break from recording their 15th album to perform with their friend and muse Patti Smith in Berlin. Many thanks to the lovely Karin who has sent a detailed report from the gig. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Patti Smith – [...]

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07 July 2010

Berlin Update… And More

It’s good to know that R.E.M. are not only working hard in Berlin, trying to finish their eagerly awaited 15th album, but also having fun and supporting their friends who happen to play gigs in the city. Last week Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey performed with Pearl Jam at Wuldeheide Park, and on Monday, the [...]

21 February 2010

Mike Mills: 2009 Recap – Part 1

In 2009 the members of R.E.M. were officially “taking a break” from recording and touring – which did not stop them from actually getting involved with dozens of projects, travelling the world, performing with everyone and anyone, and of course having a jolly good time! So I thought it would be nice to list here [...]