Sad news on Tuesday in Seattle, Athens and around the world wherever anyone was lucky enough to know Bill Rieflin. I adored him as an extraordinary musician, a complete gentleman and a gentle soul. And a true friend to his fellow travelers. Bill was a lifer, an accomplished musician known for his work with Ministry, … Continue reading Remembering Bill Rieflin, 1960-2020
Thirty two years ago today, soundcheck for The Longest Day (thanks The R.E.M. Timeline): For the rest, please go here.
Well here we are in the years— this was the story from 24 years ago, dateline Washington DC in a different time— the one and only appearance of Automatic Baby, Larry and Adam of U2 with Mike and Michael of R.E.M. For the rest, please go here.
When R.E.M. played twice in one day— Live 8 at Hyde Park in London mid-afternoon, then about 7 hours and a quick flight later at the St Gallen Festival in Switzerland. For the rest, please go here.
It was a very fun and musical night in downtown Toronto at the stately Roy Thomson Hall as Mike Mills premiered his Concerto for Rock Band, Violin and String Orchestra with the help of his old friend, the magnificent Robert McDuffie, plus his newly constituted band of Athens friends and pros William Tonks, Patrick Ferguson … Continue reading Late night TO with Mike Mills, Robert McDuffie and Lots of Friends -2016