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Watch Michael Stipe Play A Surprise Solo Set, Cover The Doors

There are lots of good reasons to go see Patti Smith play a New York show if you get a chance, but here's an extra…
Tom Breihan | November 11, 2015 - 8:44 am

R.E.M. To Trump: Go Fuck Yourself

What is it with Republican presidential candidates and using very non-Republican musicians' songs without permission? First Donald Trump announced his campaign with Neil Young's "Rockin'
Peter Helman | September 9, 2015 - 9:07 pm

Michael Stipe Lists His 10 Favorite Books

One Grand is a new bookstore/installation created by Out editor Aaron Hicklin, the idea behind it being that it only sells books that various creative/intellectual…
Peter Helman | August 15, 2015 - 6:41 pm

Michael Stipe Played A Surprise Solo Set And Covered Perfume Genius Last Night

Michael Stipe hasn't made a ton of music since R.E.M. broke up in 2011, and when he talked to CBS This Morning earlier this month,…
Tom Breihan | December 30, 2014 - 8:55 am

The Colbert Report Says Goodbye With An All-Star Serenade & Neutral Milk Hotel’s “Holland, 1945″

Last night, Stephen Colbert ended his incredible nine-year run as host of The Colbert Report, airing his final episode. In the show's last-ever segment, Colbert…
Tom Breihan | December 19, 2014 - 8:47 am

Watch Stephen Colbert Sell Michael Stipe

Tonight, The Colbert Report will air its final episode, ending a nine-year run that's made comedy history. Over the years, the former R.E.M. frontman Michael…
Tom Breihan | December 18, 2014 - 9:21 am

Michael Stipe: “I Think I Will Sing Again … Maybe”

Michael Stipe has kept busy since R.E.M. broke up three years ago, but he took some time to reflect on his former band's three-decade-long career…
James Rettig | December 13, 2014 - 10:57 am

Michael Stipe Looks Back On 20 Years Of Public Queerness

Michael Stipe has published a piece for The Guardian in which he reflects on how his life has changed since publicly coming out at the…
James Rettig | October 26, 2014 - 4:54 pm

Michael Stipe Launches Evolving Exhibition At NYU’s 80WSE Gallery

Michael Stipe recently launched a new exhibition called NEW SIGHTS, NEW NOISE at New York University's 80 WSE Gallery. The project will allow Stipe "to…
James Rettig | October 8, 2014 - 9:26 pm

Read Michael Stipe’s “Thoughts On The 21st Century” Essay About 9/11, American Attitudes

Ever since R.E.M. broke up a few years ago, Michael Stipe has had some free time, and he's become something of a man-about-town in New…
Tom Breihan | September 11, 2014 - 9:34 am

Watch Michael Stipe Recall His First HIV Test At Logo TV’s Trailblazers

Tonight, Logo TV is airing its Trailblazers special, which pays tribute to pioneers for LGBT equality. The event features a lot of musicians, including the…
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2014 - 9:41 am

Hear Michael Stipe’s First New Music Since R.E.M. Broke Up

R.E.M. broke up nearly three years ago, and band members Peter Buck and Mike Mills have kept themselves busy with various smaller projects. But frontman…
Tom Breihan | June 4, 2014 - 9:54 am

Watch Nirvana Play With Lorde, St. Vincent, Kim Gordon, & Joan Jett At Their Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

So the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony happened at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, and this year, it's relevant to your interests! As…
Scott Lapatine | April 11, 2014 - 12:03 am

Michael Stipe, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen To Induct Rock Hall Class Of 2014

This year’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees include Nirvana, Kiss, and Peter Gabriel, and the Hall has just announced most of the suitably…
Tom Breihan | April 1, 2014 - 10:19 am

Watch Michael Stipe, Mandy Patinkin & Stephen Colbert Sing “Good King Wencesles”

Michael Stipe pulled double duty yesterday in NYC, hitting MSG to duet "Losing My Religion" with Chris Martin at the 12.12.12. Concert after doing this…
Amrit Singh | December 13, 2012 - 11:26 am

Watch Nirvana & Paul McCartney Debut “Cut Me Some Slack” At 12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief

So last night the unthinkable happened: Paulvana, Nirmacca, Nicartney -- whatever they're calling themselves (Abomination is taken) -- performed at the 12-12-12 Concert For Sandy…
Michael Nelson | December 13, 2012 - 11:04 am

Michael Stipe Plays Password With Muppets On Fallon

On last night's episode of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Michael Stipe came through. But for once, he wasn't there to sing. He was for…
Tom Breihan | November 17, 2011 - 11:28 am

Watch Brian Eno On The Colbert Report

The musical guest on last night's Colbert Report was art-rock genius and production mastermind Brian Eno. During his interview with Colbert, he laughed a lot…
Tom Breihan | November 11, 2011 - 9:59 am

R.E.M. – “We All Go Back To Where We Belong” Video (Feat. Kirsten Dunst & John Giorno)

R.E.M.'s greatest-hits collection Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage 1982- 2011 arrives next month, and it features the new single "We All Go
Tom Breihan | October 27, 2011 - 11:51 am

Michael Stipe’s Dick (NSFW, Obvs)

Consider this: in a completely, literally revelatory Tumblr post, REM’s Michael Stipe gave us a tour of his dick, pretty much (it’s actually a tour…
Corban Goble | September 21, 2011 - 10:45 am