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27Oct
2011
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R.E.M. Debut 2 New Videos For New Song From Greatest Hits

R.E.M. has just released 2 videos for "We All Go Back To Where We Belong" starring Kirsten Dunst and John Giorno.

I am kinda tripping on the videos and am underwhelmed.  Here is Michsel Stipe and others attempting to explain the videos and why they chose to film it the way they did.

R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe and co-director Dominic DeJoseph (who has directed previous films for R.E.M.) recruited actress Kirsten Dunst to star in one of the videos for "We All Go Back To Where We Belong." Dunst is a Golden Globe-nominated performer who has starred in such movies as Sophia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Marie Antoinette, and the Spider-Man trilogy. She recently received the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress for her role in the current film Melancholia, directed by Lars von Trier.

The other film stars iconic and legendary Dial-A-Poem artist/poet/activist John Giorno. Over the course of his notable career, Giorno has collaborated on several acclaimed projects with such luminaries as William S. Burroughs, Patti Smith, Laurie Anderson, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol and Glenn Branca. His work includes several books and multimedia poetry experiments and events. A career-spanning collection of his poems, entitled Subduing Demons in America: Selected Poems 1962-2007 was published in 2008. His first one-person gallery show, entitled Black Paintings and Drawings, was mounted at the Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery in New York in 2010.

Both black and white films for "We All Go Back To Where We Belong" capture their subjects in stark relief using a strong key light and shot with a stationary camera, an effect that Stipe describes as lending "gravity and beauty" to the proceedings.

These videos arrive on the heels of last years' successful Collapse Into Now Film Project, which featured films by artists for every song on the album. Stipe said of the new  project, "To be able to work with John and Kirsten was a dream I carried since we recorded the song, and their participation completes the song for me." 

These are the "last" videos we will see from R.E.M. for a while.  Should it have been different?-DocFB

Diagnosis:  Seems Like They Are Really Calling It Quits Even In Videos

6Oct
2011
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R.E.M. Debuts New Album Trailer For “Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage”

R.E.M. has it's greatest hits album coming out November 15th, what is to be their last album, and has just released a trailer for it.

The album is called Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage and you can view the trailer above.

It clocks in at just under 3 minutes.  3 minutes.  3 decades.  Sound fair?-DocFB

Diagnosis:  What Is YOUR Frequency?

29Sep
2011
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A Week After R.E.M. Breaks Up, The Greatest Hits Set Is Revealed

R.E.M. Greatest Hits Cover. Warner Bros. Records
R.E.M. Greatest Hits Cover. Warner Bros. Records

R.E.M. Greatest Hits Cover. Warner Bros. Records

After 31 years together, R.E.M. has broken up. What do you do after a break up? Release a greatest hits package.

If that is really the official cover of the upcoming 2 cd greatest hits spanning 31 years, the fans really are getting screwed.

R.E.M. will release Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982 - 2011, on Warner Bros. Records on November 15th,  2011. The album is a 40-song career-spanning retrospective that  collects, for the first time ever, songs from R.E.M.'s entire back  catalog, including the pioneering American band's years on both the IRS  label (1982 to 1987) and Warner Bros. Records (1988 to 2011).

For those that want to, you can pre-order the album HERE.

For the track list, including 3 new songs, see below:

21Sep
2011
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R.E.M. Announce Break Up After 31 Years

R.E.M. Promo Photo
R.E.M. Promo Photo

R.E.M. Promo Photo

After 31 years together, R.E.M. have announced they are breaking up.

They announced the news about an hour ago on their official site;

"To our Fans and Friends:  As R.E.M., and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band.  We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished.  To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening."     R.E.M.

"A wise man once said--'the skill in attending a party is knowing when it's time to leave.'  We built something extraordinary together.  We did this thing.  And now we're going to walk away from it.

"I hope our fans realize this wasn't an easy decision; but all things must end, and we wanted to do it right, to do it our way.

"We have to thank all the people who helped us be R.E.M. for these 31 years; our deepest gratitude to those who allowed us to do this.  It's been amazing."-Michael Stipe

Wow.  They released 15 albums in 3 decades worth of work.  They will have a greatest hits package  released later this year with a few new songs sprinkled in.

We are kind of surprised by this news...but at the same time know there will be reunion tour at one point in the future.  The only question is....when?-DocFB

Diagnosis:  Out Of Time

26Apr
2011
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New R.E.M. Video “Every Day Is Yours To Win” Watch Now

R.E.M. has just released "Every Day Is Yours To Win" and it features all footage from you tube.

Check it out above and let us know what you think.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis: Still Not Out Of Time

21Sep
2010
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New R.E.M. Is On The Way!!!

R.E.M. Promo Photo
R.E.M. Promo Photo

R.E.M. Promo Photo

This is awesome news.  Glad we are not out of time to get new R.E.M. music!

It has been announced that R.E.M.'s new CD is complete and will be released in Spring 2011. 

They teamed with producer Jacknife Lee for the CD who did the band's "Accelerate" CD.  This is the band's 15th cd. 

Most of the CD was recorded in New Orleans and Berlin. 

Are you looking forward to the new R.E.M.?-Dr.FB