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Watch R.E.M.’s Mike Mills Sing In A Conscious Rap Video About The Death Of Newspapers

Last year the comedy-and-music benefit compilation 2776 enlisted a host of celebrity guests to help raise money for OneKid OneWorld, an organization that works to promote education in Kenya and El Salvador. Today, the group debuted two new videos from the album, one of which is called "Stop The Presses," and offers a… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 4, 2015

Watch R.E.M.’s Mike Mills Perform His “Concerto For Violin & Rock Band”

Recently, R.E.M.'s Mike Mills traveled to 1093 Boulevard Studios in Athens, GA to perform a new composition called "Concerto For Violin & Rock Band." He played alongside his childhood friend and professional violinist Robert McDuffie and a few notable local musicians that included ex-Drive By Truckers guitarist John Neff, drummer Patrick Ferguson, and guitarist Wade… More »

By: James Rettig / October 26, 2014

Watch Joseph Arthur, Peter Buck, And Mike Mills Cover Lou Reed On Letterman

Last night, on his Late Show, David Letterman announced his impending retirement, and the former R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills, randomly enough, was the one who broke the news via Twitter. Mills was there because he and his former bandmate Peter Buck were working in the backing band of the singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur, last night'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 4, 2014

R.E.M.’s Mike Mills Announces David Letterman’s Retirement

Tonight, two former R.E.M. members, Mike Mills and Peter Buck, will be on the Late Show With David Letterman. They're backing up the night's musical guest, singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur. Letterman tapes his show early in the day, which means those guys were on hand for something of a landmark show-business moment: Apparently, David Letterman i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 3, 2014

Ex-R.E.M. Members Announce New Albums

It's been two and a half years since we said goodbye to R.E.M. but in recent days some of its former members have announced their next projects. First off, Peter Buck is due to put out his second solo album, with the unbelievably cool title I Am Back To Blow Your Mind Once Again. It… More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 13, 2014

Watch 3/4 Of R.E.M. Play “(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville” In Athens Last Night

Last night REM guitarist Peter Buck played Athens' 40 Watt Club, and the hometown fans were treated to something special: Former R.E.M. bandmates Mike Mills and Bill Berry joined Buck for a performance of "(Don't Go Back To) Rockville" from 1984's Reckoning. Michael Stipe was reportedly in the crowd too, but he didn't come… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 15, 2013

Watch Ben Gibbard Cover R.E.M.’s “Near Wild Heaven” With Peter Buck & Mike Mills

Here's an oddly plausible scenario for you: After the Postal Service reunion runs its course, Ben Gibbard does an Audioslave thing with the non-Stipe members of R.E.M. This is a little too easy to picture, isn't it? In any case, Gibbard recently gave us a glimpse of how it might look, when he joined Peter… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 29, 2013

Mike Mills Talks Golf

In the tradition of Ben Gibbard talking about running, we have another example of a veteran alt-rocker talking about enjoying a vigorous physical activity that you might not expect. In this case, the activity is not actually all that vigorous: Mike Mills, late of R.E.M., turns out to be an avid golfer. Mills recently… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 26, 2012

Progress Report: Mike Mills (R.E.M.)

Name: R.E.M. Progress Report: Mike Mills talks greatest hits, covering Big Star, and life after R.E.M. It’s kind of hard to comment on the progress of a band that just released a career-capping retrospective and officially broke up. Still, it’s hard to turn down the opportunity to speak with any of the members of R.E.M.,… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / November 17, 2011

Alex Chilton Remembered, One Year After His Death

Alex Chilton passed away one year ago today. Big Star was scheduled to play SXSW in 2010, instead the show became a tribute, with friends and fans playing Chilton’s music and remembering his work. We posted a short obituary at the time, but I thought that a year later we could take a closer… More »

By: jessica / March 17, 2011

Beginners Trailer, You Guys

It is the curse of our era that movies can't just be about stuff anymore. Even the simplest stories are gussied up with aesthetic gimmickry. I'm not talking about 3D, or Sam Worthington, either. I'm talking about hand-drawn titles, papercraft animation sequences, and freeze-frame images of dogs wearing football helmets. In some ways I think… More »

By: Gabe Delahaye / January 28, 2011

SXSW 2010: The Wrap Up

We saw a bunch of bands this past week. Not every set was memorable, but there were more than enough highlights to make the stiff necks and barking feet worth it. Here's Wednesday, Thursday, Gibbarday, and SXSW's metal shows, and more. This last post contains our notes, and photo… More »

By: stereogum / March 23, 2010

Bill Berry Reunites With Mike Mills, Peter Buck At 40 Watt

The erstwhile R.E.M. drummer made his first public performance since the 2007 R&R HOF induction, last night in Athens. He joined Mike, Peter, and the Minus 5 on "The Ballad of John and Yoko" and "Hang On Sloopy" and you can watch it. More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 29, 2009

R.E.M.

R.E.M. formed in Athens, Georgia almost three decades ago. More »

By: jim / July 16, 2008