I have waited a long time to make this announcement. My forthcoming book is R.E.M. The Early Years. This deep-dive into the origins of a great American band has been in the works since 2012 and will see release in Fall 2018 from Verse Chorus Press. If you would like to be on a mailing list for further announcements, please go to my main page at http://www.robertdeanlurie.com/index/ and enter your email address in the "Join" box. Can't wait for y'all to read this one.
 

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February 15, 2019 @10:21 am
Frank Stamm
I was glad to hear a book was coming out about R.E.M.’s early years. There’s something special about those first three albums. Can I make a suggestion though? Other books have covered that period of the band’s history but no one has written a book on The 10,000 Maniacs yet. Their story dovetails with R.E.M.’s of course. If you’d like to contact me, I can give you what I think are interesting angles on the band most people wouldn’t know about. I talked to Natalie at many local shows in their early days, and I did interviews with the band in 2013 for a video profile I did of them. The video profile is available on Youtube as “FS Profile/interview of 10,000 MANIACS new wave band” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2YbAS2gokI I have many interview segments not included in the video, and also memories of things said off-camera. I’d love to see the band’s history in book form. Natalie’s as well.

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