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Up Turns 20

There are a couple ways you can divide up R.E.M.'s career. Considering they are a band that released music for just about 30 years, almost…
Ryan Leas | October 29, 2018 - 2:47 pm


Q&A: Michael Stipe On Life After R.E.M. And Revisiting Automatic For The People

Ever since R.E.M. amicably split in 2011, the individual members have remained resolute regarding their disinterest in a reunion, and have kept active otherwise. Most…
Ryan Leas | November 2, 2017 - 1:26 pm

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Rain Phoenix – “Time Is The Killer” (Feat. Michael Stipe) Video

Last year marked the 25th anniversary of actor River Phoenix’s death. In remembrance and commemoration, his sister Rain Phoenix has released Time Gone, a collection…
Connor Duffey | February 13, 2019 - 10:37 am

Watch Courtney Love & Melissa Auf Der Maur Perform Hole Songs In Hudson

Former Hole bassist and Basilica Hudson co-founder Melissa Auf der Maur told us about Basilica's Courtney Love tribute event when we spoke to her back…
Julia Gray | October 28, 2018 - 12:50 pm

Michael Stipe, Alicia Keys, Erykah Badu, & More Lead Kavanaugh Protest In DC On Thursday

Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford delivered a moving testimony at last week’s Senate hearing, accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Figures from across the…
Julia Gray | October 1, 2018 - 11:09 pm

Michael Stipe Explains Why He’s Deleting His Instagram

Let's all take a minute to congratulate R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe for leaving the toxic wasteland we call Instagram. In an interview with BBC Newsnight, Stipe…
Julia Gray | September 2, 2018 - 1:01 pm

Watch Bruce Springsteen & Michael Stipe Join Patti Smith In NYC

The new concert film Horses: Patti Smith And Her Band captures Patti Smith performing the classic album Horses in full in Los Angeles, to celebrate…
Tom Breihan | April 24, 2018 - 9:21 am

March For Our Lives: Ariana Grande Sings In DC, Paul McCartney Remembers John Lennon In NYC

Thousands of gun violence protesters took to the streets of Washington, D.C. today for the March For Our Lives' Rally. The brave survivors of last…
Julia Gray | March 24, 2018 - 3:11 pm

Michael Stipe Shares First-Ever Solo Song “Future, If Future”

REM's Michael Stipe has released a new 40-second quasi-song, his first solo track, in support of today's March For Our Lives Rally. Stipe shared a…
Julia Gray | March 24, 2018 - 12:14 pm

R.E.M. Break Down “Try Not To Breathe” On Song Exploder

R.E.M. may be broken up (cue "Everybody Hurts") but they've been in the public eye a lot this year due to reissuing their 1992 classic
Sophie Israelsohn | December 20, 2017 - 3:31 pm

Watch Michael Stipe Tell A Story About Quincy Jones Asking Him To Befriend Michael Jackson

R.E.M. recently released an expansive reissue for Automatic For The People's 25th anniversary, and the band has been reflecting extensively because of it. They just…
James Rettig | December 8, 2017 - 2:16 pm

Watch Michael Stipe’s Covers Set At Pathways To Paris Benefit At Carnegie Hall

Last night, former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe played a rare solo set at New York's Carnegie Hall, as part of a Pathway To Paris climate-change
Tom Breihan | November 6, 2017 - 9:29 am

Fischerspooner – “Togetherness (Fischer Version)” (Feat. Caroline Polachek) Video

Back in June, Fischerspooner returned with "Have Fun Tonight," the first song from their follow-up to 2009's Entertainment. That follow-up, SIR, was co-written and produced…
Peter Helman | October 13, 2017 - 11:24 am

Patti Smith, Cat Power, & Michael Stipe Playing Concert To Fight Climate Change In NYC

Pathway To Paris, a climate change initiative aligned with the Paris Agreement, just announced a concert to fight climate change and Patti Smith, Cat Power,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 8, 2017 - 3:38 pm

Michael Stipe Shares Message In Support Of Radiohead’s Israel Show

As the date of Radiohead's highly controversial concert in Israel draws nearer, the number of people with opinions about it grows increasingly large. Earlier today,…
Peter Helman | July 16, 2017 - 10:09 pm
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