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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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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

Fischerspooner – “Have Fun Tonight” (Co-Written By Michael Stipe & Boots)

We haven't heard from Fischerspooner since 2009's Entertainment, but today they've announced that they have a new album called SIR that'll be out later this…
James Rettig | June 19, 2017 - 3:13 pm

Michael Stipe Explains Why He’s Participating In Moogfest Instead Of Boycotting North Carolina

Erstwhile R.E.M. frontman and prodigious beard grower Michael Stipe hasn't been making much music lately, but he's debuting his first solo composition at Moogfest in…
Peter Helman | May 19, 2017 - 7:22 pm

Michael Stipe Shares Beard Care Tips

The hallmark of Michael Stipe's post-R.E.M. life has been a gargantuan beard that makes him look like a weary deep sea fisherman. So when Stipe…
Chris DeVille | May 17, 2017 - 9:28 am

Moogfest Announces Rare Michael Stipe Solo Composition And Audio-Visual Installation

Since R.E.M. broke up six years ago, former frontman Michael Stipe has done a whole lot of beard-growing and made very little new music. So…
Tom Breihan | March 14, 2017 - 1:29 pm

Watch Michael Stipe, Stephen Colbert, & James Franco Sing A 2016 Version Of “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It”

Michael Stipe was a guest on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to talk about what he's been up to since R.E.M. last performed together…
Collin Robinson | December 16, 2016 - 9:18 am

Watch Michael Stipe Join Patti Smith At Democracy Now!’s 20th Anniversary Concert

Patti Smith performed at Democracy Now!'s 20th anniversary event in NYC last night. She dedicated the first of the two songs she played, "Peaceable Kingdom,"
Peter Helman | December 6, 2016 - 9:35 pm

Watch R.E.M. Reminisce About “Shiny Happy People” And Times Square Knishes On Sunday TODAY

R.E.M. just released a deluxe 25th anniversary edition of Out Of Time, the 1991 album that catapulted them into pop stardom. To promote the reissue,…
Peter Helman | November 20, 2016 - 6:20 pm

Michael Stipe Says He Wants To Return To Music

With the 25th anniversary deluxe reissue of R.E.M.'s Out Of Time due out later this week, Michael Stipe has been giving a few interviews, first…
James Rettig | November 14, 2016 - 2:03 pm
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