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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02 March 2011

Duhberlin – UPDATE 2

The brand new video for R.E.M.’s fantastic new single “Uberlin” was released today via several media outlets (all listed here). Alas, the video is rubbish; now, I admit that I am visually retarded and not particularly interested in films and visual art(s), but this particular video sucks for at least three reasons: 1) it does [...]

In just a few days we’ll be able to finally hear R.E.M.’s fifteenth album Collapse Into Now in its entirety! The release dates are different – some countries will be getting the album on the 4th March, some a few days later; and those who have a premium subscription for Spotify will be able to [...]

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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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’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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