Tag: Michael Stipe

New podcast digs into KCRW host Deirdre O’Donoghue’s ‘lost’ SNAP! archives

New podcast digs into KCRW host Deirdre O’Donoghue’s ‘lost’ SNAP! archives

A new 10-part podcast series from California public radio mainstay KCRW celebrates ’80s college-rock era host Deirdre O’Donoghue and her archive of in-studio performances.

R.E.M.’s ‘New Adventures in Hi-Fi’ to receive 25th anniversary deluxe reissue

R.E.M.’s ‘New Adventures in Hi-Fi’ to receive 25th anniversary deluxe reissue

R.E.M. will continue its deluxe album reissue series this fall with an expanded 25th anniversary edition of New Adventures in Hi-Fi, the record the band made while touring 1995’s Monster and the final LP recorded before co-founder Bill Berry left the band. Full details and tracklists right here.

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Week in Review: March 28-April 3, 2020

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Week in Review: March 28-April 3, 2020

Our good friends at Strangeways Radio are putting together a new week-in-review video that will recap the news posted at Slicing Up Eyeballs and on the Strangeways site throughout the preceding week, hosted by Velvet Rebel. Watch the full episode right here.

Bill Rieflin, drummer for Ministry, Pigface, RevCo and R.E.M., dead at 59

Bill Rieflin, drummer for Ministry, Pigface, RevCo and R.E.M., dead at 59

Bill Rieflin, the thunderous drummer who made his name in Chicago’s late-’80s/early-’90s industrial scene pounding out beats for Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Pigface and more before manning the kit for R.E.M. over the last eight years of that band’s career, died on Tuesday of cancer, according to former bandmates. He was 59.

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Week in Review: March 14-20, 2020

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Week in Review: March 14-20, 2020

Check out the latest installment right here — this week’s episode features items on The Pretenders, R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, The Psychedelic Furs, Morrissey and U2’s Bono, plus a countdown of the top 10 albums by Depeche Mode as voted by Strangeways Radio fans. Watch the whole thing right here.

Listen: Michael Stipe celebrates 60th birthday with new single ‘Drive to the Ocean’

Listen: Michael Stipe celebrates 60th birthday with new single ‘Drive to the Ocean’

As promised, former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe today followed up the October release of his debut solo single “Your Capricious Soul” with a second single, “Drive to the Ocean,” released on his 60th birthday. Like its predecessor, this single also benefit a climate action group. Hear it right here.

Michael Stipe to release second solo single ‘Drive to the Ocean’ on his 60th birthday

Michael Stipe to release second solo single ‘Drive to the Ocean’ on his 60th birthday

Former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe will follow up the October release of his debut solo single “Your Capricious Soul” with a second single, “Drive to the Ocean,” to be released on his 60th birthday on Jan. 4. Like its predecessor, this single also benefit a climate action group. Details right here.

Listen: R.E.M., ‘Let Me In’ — 2019 Scott Litt remix (off deluxe ‘Monster’ reissue)

Listen: R.E.M., ‘Let Me In’ — 2019 Scott Litt remix (off deluxe ‘Monster’ reissue)

R.E.M. continues to tease fans with tastes of its newly remixed version of Monster, this time previewing the massive reissue of the 1994 album with original producer Scott Litt’s new take on “Let Me In,” the spare, wall-of-sound tribute to Kurt Cobain that anchored that record. Check it out right here.

Hear R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe’s first-ever solo single ‘Your Capricious Soul’

Hear R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe’s first-ever solo single ‘Your Capricious Soul’

Michael Stipe today released his debut solo single, the synthy “Your Capricious Soul,” which comes a full eight years after the breakup of R.E.M. The song can be purchased for download from Stipe’s website, with proceeds benefiting the climate action group Extinction Rebellion. Hear it right here.

Michael Stipe to release debut solo single ‘Your Capricious Soul’ this weekend

Michael Stipe to release debut solo single ‘Your Capricious Soul’ this weekend

Eight years after the breakup of R.E.M., the band’s former frontman Michael Stipe is ready to release his debut solo single, a song called “Your Capricious Soul” that he’s been playing live and will be released digitally this weekend to benefit the climate action group Extinction Rebellion. Full details here.

Listen: R.E.M., ‘What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?’ — 2019 Scott Litt remix

Listen: R.E.M., ‘What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?’ — 2019 Scott Litt remix

R.E.M. is offering the first taste of Scott Litt’s new remix of Monster — part of the upcoming 6-disc box set marking the 25th anniversary of that album — via a worked-over version of the record’s first single, the Dan Rather-paraphrasing “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?” Hear it right here.

R.E.M.’s 6-disc ‘Monster’ reissue to feature newly remixed album, unheard demos, live set

R.E.M.’s 6-disc ‘Monster’ reissue to feature newly remixed album, unheard demos, live set

R.E.M. will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its grunge-era return-to-rock Monster this fall with a 6-disc box set that will include previously unheard demos, an unreleased live concert, the “Road Movie” film and a newly remixed version of the album by original producer Scott Litt. See full details, including tracklist, right here.

Watch: R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe performs 3 new songs while opening for Patti Smith in NYC

Watch: R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe performs 3 new songs while opening for Patti Smith in NYC

Former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe performed a pair of new songs during a short opening set for Patti Smith at New York City’s Webster Hall, performing the electronics-backed “Your Capricious Soul” and “Drive to the Ocean” with help from Andy LeMaster of Now It’s Overhead. Watch them here.

Listen: Michael Stipe debuts new song ‘Future, If Future’ ahead of March For Our Lives

Listen: Michael Stipe debuts new song ‘Future, If Future’ ahead of March For Our Lives

Former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe this morning debuted a short, 40-second song called “Future, If Future” — featuring his vocals over minimal electronic accompaniment — ahead of this morning March For Our Lives gun-control events across the country. Hear the full song right here.