Tag: Michael Stipe

Video: R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe films weird 5-part ‘Tribute to YouTube’ in New Orleans

Apparently taking a break from recording R.E.M.’s next album in New Orleans, Michael Stipe last week uploaded a series of five short, someone nonsensical videos titled ‘Tribute to YouTube 5 Year.’

Anton Fier reunites Syd Straw-era Golden Palominos for New York City concert

Anton Fier reunites Syd Straw-era Golden Palominos for New York City concert

The 1985-’87 Syd Straw-fronted lineup of Anton Fier’s experimental and ever-shifting Golden Palominos will perform live next month for the first time in more than 20 years in what may be a precursor to a full-time reunion of the band beginning this fall.

New releases: Stooges, R.E.M., Sonic Youth, Devo reissues; new Revolting Cocks

New releases: Stooges, R.E.M., Sonic Youth, Devo reissues; new Revolting Cocks

This week’s new releases include Record Store Day-related reissues from R.E.M., Sonic Youth and Devo, plus the expanded edition of Iggy and the Stooges’ classic ‘Raw Power,’ and a new Revolting Cocks album.

Milestones: R.E.M. turns 30 today; band made live debut April 5, 1980, at St. Mary’s Church

Milestones: R.E.M. turns 30 today; band made live debut April 5, 1980, at St. Mary’s Church

Thirty years ago today, R.E.M. played its first-ever concert — reportedly billed as Twisted Kites — performing to several hundred friends and Athens townsfolk at a birthday party inside St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.

R.E.M.’s ‘This Is Not a Show’ concert film to re-air on Sundance Channel next week

R.E.M.’s ‘This Is Not a Show’ concert film to re-air on Sundance Channel next week

The Sundance Channel next week will re-air the R.E.M. concert documentary ‘This Is Not a Show: Live at the Olympia in Dublin,’ which is included in the 2CD/1DVD editions of the band’s new live album, ‘Live at the Olympia,’ and premiered on the cable network in December.

R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe turns 50 today

R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe turns 50 today

Tweet Today marks a milestone in the history of college rock: R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe, in many ways the mumbly voice of ’80 indie and […]

R.E.M. ‘This Is Not a Show’ concert film to screen on Sundance Channel next week

R.E.M. ‘This Is Not a Show’ concert film to screen on Sundance Channel next week

Tweet The R.E.M. concert documentary “This Is Not a Show: Live at the Olympia in Dublin” — which is included in the 2CD/1DVD editions of […]

Bill Berry plays ‘Crazy Like a Fox’ cover on R.E.M.’s new fan club Christmas single

Bill Berry plays ‘Crazy Like a Fox’ cover on R.E.M.’s new fan club Christmas single

Tweet Members of R.E.M.’s fan club have begun receiving their annual Christmas single from the band, and this year’s disc features a surprise: an appearance […]

Video: Michael Stipe shoots iPhone clips of R.E.M. in the recording studio

Video: Michael Stipe shoots iPhone clips of R.E.M. in the recording studio

Tweet R.E.M. recently set up camp in a Portland, Ore., recording studio to begin work with producer Jacknife Lee on the follow-up to 2008’s back-to-rock […]

R.E.M. ‘This Is Not a Show’ concert film to receive limited theatrical screenings

R.E.M. ‘This Is Not a Show’ concert film to receive limited theatrical screenings

In conjunction with this month’s release of its Live at the Olympia album, R.E.M. is presenting “This Is Not a Theatrical Release,” a series of […]

Video: R.E.M.’s Bill Berry, Mike Mills join Peter Buck and The Minus 5 in Athens

Retired drummer Bill Berry and bassman Mike Mills jumped onstage last night with Peter Buck and the rest of The Minus 5 for a near-reunion […]

R.E.M. ‘Live at the Olympia’ tracklist revealed; 39-song, 2CD set due Oct. 26

R.E.M. ‘Live at the Olympia’ tracklist revealed; 39-song, 2CD set due Oct. 26

R.E.M. this week revealed the tracklist for its 39-song, 2CD Live at the Olympia, an album — due out Oct. 26 — that was culled […]

Thom Yorke, Michael Stipe, Frank Black pay tribute to Miracle Legion’s Mark Mulcahy

Thom Yorke, Michael Stipe, Frank Black pay tribute to Miracle Legion’s Mark Mulcahy

Mark Mulcahy, frontman of nearly forgotten ’80s college-rock act Miracle Legion, is the subject of a new tribute album featuring contributions by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, […]

R.E.M. planning ‘Reckoning’ reissue, ‘Dublin Working Rehearsals’ live album

R.E.M. planning ‘Reckoning’ reissue, ‘Dublin Working Rehearsals’ live album

With touring and promotion of 2008’s Accelerate now finished, R.E.M. this year will issue, at a minimum, a pair of archival releases, hitting both ends […]