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November 3rd, 2023 under Michael Stipe, The Monkees. [ Comments: none ]

If you thought that Dolly Parton’s Rockstar album was going to be the most interesting album with covers this year, you were wrong.

That is because The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz is releasing a record full of R.E.M. covers, including Shiny Happy People.

The sole survivor of The Monkees met up with R.E.M’s Michael Stipe, Pete Buck, and Bill Berry before his record release party. And we got this picture!

Maybe R.E.M. will consider using Dolenz as their fourth member and get back together. How groovy would that be?

Dolenz Sings R.E.M. is out now!


RIP Michael Nesmith
December 10th, 2021 under Obits, The Monkees. [ Comments: none ]

Michael Nesmith “passed away this morning in his home, surrounded by family, peacefully and of natural causes,” his family told Rolling Stone in a statement. He died just 20 days before his 79th birthday.

In 1963, the guitarist and singer began his recording career. However, three years later, he earned his greatest success with the made for TV band The Monkees that actually became a real one. One that continued touring on and off again up until last month. He and the now last surviving member Micky Dolenz played their planned final show in LA.

Nesmith led The Monkees to fight the producers so that they could create their own music and be considered a real band and not a fake one. It worked, but it was also the downfall for the show that had turned them into International stars overnight. They became almost as popular as another band at the time called The Beatles. The latter band were fans of the group’s music.

After the band parted ways in 1970, he went on to create his own music. He also dabbled as a film and TV producer with hits like Repo Man and PpoClips. The latter earned him a Grammy.

Today, let’s remember him by singing our favorite Monkees song. We all have one.

Nesmith is survived by his four children.


Hey, hey, it’s The Monkees
May 17th, 2021 under The Monkees. [ Comments: none ]

Now that people have gotten and are getting the COVID-19 vaccine, bands are getting ready to hit the road again and take the last train to Clarksville. Yesterday, Micky Dolenz and Mike Nesmith broke bread to talk about touring again.

The Monkees were supposed to tour last year, but they had to postpone it because of the pandemic.

Now can we talk about how great they look for being in their mid-70s? I am daydream believing about them now.


A ’60s girl’s Sugar, Sugar dream for the Daydream Believer!
October 4th, 2017 under Comics, The Monkees. [ Comments: none ]

It might be 2017, but Archie Comics is taking it back 50 years. Back to a time when The Monkees were taking over the airwaves and everyone was singing their songs. The Riverdale gang will take the Last Train to Clarksville back to the ’60s, in the fourth edition of the comic book that focuses on the band’s ambitions, to meet the Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork.

The Hollywood Reporter did not say what will happen when their worlds collide, so we will just have to buy the graphic novel in January to find out.

This is not the first time The Monkees got animated on paper, they had their own comic that ran from 1967-1969.


Two Monkees and a Ramone!
April 29th, 2013 under Music, The Monkees. [ Comments: none ]

The Monkees sing uplifting music, while The Ramones do not. So when Micky Dolenz Tweeted this picture of him and bandmember Peter Tork with Marky Ramone at the Chiller Convention, I just had to share it with you. Even in music opposites do attract!
Maybe Marky would consider touring with The Monkees since they are still on the road sharing their tunes with the world. You know maybe we can a Monkeeified version of I Wanna Be Sedated or a Rock’n’Ramoned version of I’m a Believer. How awesome would that be? I would pay the big bucks to see that. A girl can be a Daydream Believer, right?


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