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R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe Played a Surprise Set in NYC, Covered Perfume Genius and Frank Sinatra

R.E.M. broke up in 2011. It was a sad time, the end of a profound musical reign, but somewhat deserved since the band worked so hard for decades. Earlier this week, though, frontman Michael Stipe returned to the stage and performed in concert much to the surprise of those in the audience. On Monday night, […]

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Paul McCartney Performs With Nirvana Members At Hurricane Sandy Benefit Concert, Records Song For Grohl’s ‘Sound City’ Documentary

Take a second to absorb that lengthy headline. It’s a lot to think about. Featuring artists like the “Piano Man” Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, The Who, The Rolling Stones, and Chris Martin of Coldplay with Michael Stipe of REM, Wednesday’s 12/12/12 Concert For Sandy Relief was a massive success which not only resulted in a […]

Singer/songwriter Vic Chesnutt dies at 45

Courtesy of Alternative Press: After a day of rumors and speculation about his condition, the New York Times is reporting that singer/songwriter Vic Chesnutt died Friday in an Athens, Georgia, hospital. Earlier this week, Chesnutt fell into a coma after overdosing on muscle relaxants. He was 45. It’s a sad end to a life full […]

R.E.M. to release DOUBLE live album

From the press release: Burbank, CA – R.E.M. will release a brand-new double live album, entitled R.E.M. Live At The Olympia on October 27th, 2009 on Warner Bros. Records. The two-CD set, produced by Jacknife Lee, features 39 songs that capture the best moments from the band’s “working rehearsals” at Dublin’s fabled Olympia club during […]