The Baseball Project Spring Training Tour Kicks Off


Scott McCaughey reports to HQ as he and Mike, along with Steve Wynn and Linda Pitmon, head to Florida for the Baseball Project’s spring training tour.

“The Baseball Project has packed up the van in Athens and is heading south. You know when you see ‘R.E.M./ Athens’ stenciled on those road

“Dark Globe” 7″ Record Store Day Release


R.E.M. will be a part of Record Store Day once again and this time around we’ve got a special treat: a 7″ marbled brown vinyl 45 RPM of “Dark Globe” performed by both Syd Barrett and R.E.M. as part of the “Side by Side” series.

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New Minus 5 Album Out Today!


New Minus 5 album out today! DUNGEON GOLDS, a new improved 12-song compendium of tracks from last year’s megabox Scott The Hoople In The Dungeon Of Horror, is released Tuesday March 10 on CD and LP on Yep Roc Records. Peter is heavily featured on the Scott McCaughey-helmed project. Other

Michael Welcomes the Slingshot Festival to ATH


“Welcome to ATH 2015 – the curve just changed again with SLINGSHOT.” ~ Michael Stipe

Check out SLINGSHOT, the new music, electronic art and tech festival in Athens, Georgia. Lots of amazing performers this year!

Gianni Sibilla Looks Back at R.E.M.’s Version of “Wicked Game”


On February, 25th, 1995 I went to see R.E.M. playing the Assago Forum, near Milan. Imagine my surprise when I was at the concert of my favorite band, and they unexpectedly covered one of my favorite songs of that time.

I’ve always loved “Wicked game.” I’ve loved it ever since

Setlist from 1983 Show at Shea Stadium


Our friend from way back when, Laura Levine, took many now-iconic photographs of the band in the early to mid-1980s. She happened upon this and sent it along–a setlist which thanks to a hunch and a little easy sleuthing abetted by the estimable Remtimeline.com (thanks Chris Hartstonge) had

Terry Carlson: An Encomium


On Saturday, 7 February, the King of Cotton, Mr. Frequently Left Behind himself, Terry Carlson left us all behind. ‘TC’ (as he was known to many) passed away at his home in Moose Lake, MN–just south of the Great White North. Details list the cause as complications from diabetes, an