Tag: Mike Mills

SXSW 2012: Jesus & Mary Chain, Bob Mould, Cult, Wedding Present, Thomas Dolby, dB’s

SXSW 2012: Jesus & Mary Chain, Bob Mould, Cult, Wedding Present, Thomas Dolby, dB’s

This year’s South By Southwest will feature appearances by a horde of ’80s college rock vets, including The Jesus and Mary Chain, Bob Mould performing ‘Copper Blue,’ The Wedding Present, Thomas Dolby, The Cult, Dinosaur Jr and The dB’s, plus R.E.M.’s Peter Buck and Mike Mills playing Big Star’s ‘Third.’

R.E.M. unveils ‘Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011’ tracklist

R.E.M. unveils ‘Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011’ tracklist

The now-disbanded R.E.M. today unveiled the tracklist and cover art for its forthcoming, career-spanning best-of — the 40-song ‘Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011’ — and announced that ‘We All Go Back to Where We Belong,’ one of three new tracks on the set, will be issued as a single next month.

Video: Michael Stipe performs Alex Chilton hit ‘The Letter’ at Big Star ‘Third’ tribute

Video: Michael Stipe performs Alex Chilton hit ‘The Letter’ at Big Star ‘Third’ tribute

New York City’s Baruch College played host Saturday night to a star-studded tribute to Big Star’s beloved ‘Third/Sister Lovers’ album, performed by R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe and Mike Mills, plus Matthew Sweet, members of Teenage Fanclub and Yo La Tengo, and surviving Big Star member Jody Stephens.

R.E.M. readies 25th anniversary reissue of ‘Lifes Rich Pageant’ with ‘lots of demos’

R.E.M. readies 25th anniversary reissue of ‘Lifes Rich Pageant’ with ‘lots of demos’

While R.E.M. is busy promoting its forthcoming new album ‘Collapse Into Now,’ the band will continue its reissue series with the release later this year of an expanded 25th anniversary edition of 1986’s ‘Lifes Rich Pageant.’

Video: R.E.M., ‘Mine Smell Like Honey’

As promised last week, R.E.M. today premiered its first music video from the forthcoming ‘Collapse Into Now’: a clip for radio single ‘Mine Smell Like Honey.’

Listen: R.E.M. debuts Christmas song with Bill Berry, new album mix on fan club single

Listen: R.E.M. debuts Christmas song with Bill Berry, new album mix on fan club single

Members of R.E.M.’s fan club have begun receiving their annual holiday single in the mail, and, like last year’s, the 2010 installment features the return of departed drummer Bill Berry on a cover of Darlene Love’s classic ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)’ — as well as an instrumental mashup of three tracks off the band’s forthcoming album ‘Collapse Into Now.’

R.E.M. reveals ‘Collapse Into Now’ tracklist

R.E.M. reveals ‘Collapse Into Now’ tracklist

R.E.M. employed a decidedly old-school medium to announce the full tracklist of its new album ‘Collapse Into Now’: The band revealed the titles of the record’s 12 songs via its snail-mail fanclub newsletter.

R.E.M. taps Eddie Vedder, Peaches, Patti Smith to sing on ‘Collapse Into Now’

R.E.M. taps Eddie Vedder, Peaches, Patti Smith to sing on ‘Collapse Into Now’

Mike Mills revealed the first details of R.E.M.’s 15th studio album, ‘Collapse Into Now,’ on Wednesday, telling Spin.com that the record features a ‘more expansive’ sound than 2008’s hard-rocking ‘Accelerate,’ thanks, in part, to guest appearances by the likes of Eddie Vedder, Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye and Peaches.

Video: R.E.M.’s Mike Mills covers Billy Bragg’s ‘Sing Their Souls Back Home’ for Voice Project

Video: R.E.M.’s Mike Mills covers Billy Bragg’s ‘Sing Their Souls Back Home’ for Voice Project

During a break from sessions for R.E.M.’s next album, Mike Mills contributed a cover of Billy Bragg’s ‘Sing Their Souls Back Home’ — off the agit-folkie’s 2008’s album ‘Mr. Love & Justice’ — to The Voice Project.

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.

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: 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. 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 […]

R.E.M. crashes its own tribute concert, plays surprise song with Patti Smith

R.E.M. crashes its own tribute concert, plays surprise song with Patti Smith

This week’s star-studded Carnegie Hall tribute to legendary college-rock grads R.E.M. was capped off with an appearance by the band itself, performing “E-Bow the Letter” […]