UPDATE 2: Looks like all members of R.E.M. (sans Bill Rieflin) are currently in Austin, TX for the SXSW festival – Michael Stipe is screening the 12 music videos/art films for Collapse Into Now, Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey are playing shows with The Baseball Project, and Mike Mills is not the one to miss [...]

14 March 2011

Intermezzo

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 [...]

Filled Under: News & Features

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 [...]

13 February 2011

Pretty Persuasive Discoverer

Hello friends! It’s been a while since I last filmed some R.E.M. piano covers, so I thought it would be cool to pair up a really old song with a brand new one. Shall we start with the new one first? Okay! To celebrate the fact that Collapse Into Now hits the racks in less [...]

Filled Under: Random, Site info

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 [...]

Filled Under: News & Features

Now, this is what Elena and I call a cool birthday present! Warner Bros has just sent a press release and R.E.M. are set to premiere a brand new video for their new U.S. single “Mine Smell Like Honey” on 31 January 2011 – which happens to be our birthday, and also the first anniversary [...]

Filled Under: News & Features

28 January 2011

Oh My Ticky Ticker!

Aaaaaah! This is what we’ll be deprived of this summer! Messrs Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and of course Scott McCaughey and Bill Rieflin, performing live! Here’s a video of R.E.M. performing the song “Oh My Heart” off their latest album Collapse Into Now, courtesy of Stereogum. Love Scott’s accordion! And Mike looks… meow! [...]

Filled Under: News & Features

21 January 2011

Not To Tour, apparently – UPDATE No. 2!

UPDATE 2: In case you haven’t heard “Uberlin” yet, you can now watch a brand new lyrics video, courtesy of Huffington Post! And here’s what the producer Jacknife Lee had to say about “Uberlin”: “I love this song. There’s a melancholy in it that only R.E.M. (can) articulate. The demo of the song was very [...]

I have promised to keep you updated with (potential) tour news. Alas, no official confirmation whether R.E.M. intend to tour in support of their latest album Collapse Into Now yet; however, this little snippet is probably gonna launch a landslide of speculation. I’ve scanned this page from the latest issue of NME (15 January 2011). [...]

Filled Under: News & Features

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, [...]