I was heartbroken when R.E.M. broke up. This makes me feel a little better.
Michael Stipe – “We have lost one of our great ones.”
R.E.M.HQ: NEWS – “Michael sent the following short movies of R.E.M. in the studio tonight. The band is currently recording their 15th studio record with Jacknife Lee.”
Minus The Greatest Hits, from NPR
More here from REMhq
The album will be released in 2 days. I’m so buying it!
Um, yay! – “We are excited to be able to offer a Special Edition of R.E.M. LIVE AT THE OLYMPIA containing all 39 songs on 4 LPs in gatefold sleeves for preorder. A third gatefold sleeve contains 2 CDs of the show, as well as a DVD of the film THIS IS NOT A SHOW, a live film directed by Vincent Moon and Jeremiah (scroll to the bottom of this article to watch the film’s trailer).
The band, minus JMS, jammed at the 40 Watt Club:
“The gig, which was headlined by Buck’s side projects the Baseball Project and the Minus Five, marked Berry’s first performance since he played with R.E.M. at the 2007 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.”
I miss Bill Berry.