Tag: Mike Mills

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.

Love Tractor reissuing debut LP, releasing 7-inch — hear unreleased ‘17 Days & A Night’

Love Tractor reissuing debut LP, releasing 7-inch — hear unreleased ‘17 Days & A Night’

The 1982 debut album by Love Tractor, part of the fertile Athens, Ga., college-rock scene that also birthed R.E.M., The B-52’s and Pylon, has been remixed and remastered by Bill Berry and Sugar’s David Barbe, and will be reissued with an unreleased bonus track this fall. Full details right here, and listen to the bonus track.

Watch: R.E.M.’s Bill Berry, Peter Buck and Mike Mills reunite to benefit Scott McCaughey

Watch: R.E.M.’s Bill Berry, Peter Buck and Mike Mills reunite to benefit Scott McCaughey

Three-quarters of R.E.M. — Peter Buck, Mike Mills and drummer-turned-farmer Bill Berry — reunited onstage tonight in Portland, Ore., at the second of two benefit concerts for Scott McCaughey, the longtime R.E.M. sideman who suffered a stroke in November. See video from the reunion performances here.

Listen: R.E.M., ‘Mike’s Pop Song’ — unreleased ‘Automatic For the People’ demo

Listen: R.E.M., ‘Mike’s Pop Song’ — unreleased ‘Automatic For the People’ demo

We brought you news of R.E.M.’s expanded reissue of Automatic For the People yesterday, but now the band officially has announced the project, and given fans the first taste of one of its 20 unreleased demos in the form of “Mike’s Pop Song,” a sweet, “fully realized” track sung by Mike Mills. Stream it right here.

Watch: Mike Mills, Peter Buck resurrect R.E.M.’s ‘Texarkana,’ enlist Corin Tucker for ‘One I Love’

Watch: Mike Mills, Peter Buck resurrect R.E.M.’s ‘Texarkana,’ enlist Corin Tucker for ‘One I Love’

Back in June, R.E.M.’s Mike Mills and Peter Buck traveled to Norway for the Sun Station Vadsø festival, featuring performances by a series of intertwined bands including The Dream Syndicate, Filthy Friends, The Minus 5 and The Baseball Project. Watch footage of them playing R.E.M. songs.

Suspect arrested, $20,000 in stolen audio equipment recovered from 40 Watt Club

Suspect arrested, $20,000 in stolen audio equipment recovered from 40 Watt Club

Police in Athens, Ga., this week arrested a former contractor accused of stealing $20,000 in audio gear from the 40 Watt Club, a burglary that had drawn offers of more than $15,000 in rewards from members of R.E.M., Camper Van Beethoven and others. The gear has been recovered, police said.