Stipe played a cameo as “elf on the shelf” or, as Colbert introduced him, Stipe on a shelf.
Peter Buck and Mike Mills have been off exploring the world with their own music projects, but now we’re getting the first piece of solo work from R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe after the band’s dissolution. Surprisingly, it comes in the form of a wordless audio track created to score a piece of bonus footage.
“They spoke the truth, and people listened,” presenter Michael Stipe said. “This was not just pop music.”
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has just announced most of the presenters for this year’s induction ceremony, taking place at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on April 10. KISS, who have quite publicly announced that […]
Having put out deluxe reissues of much of their output on I.R.S. records, R.E.M. is now turning to their Warner Brothers catalog for anniversary editions. And this year, their major label debut, 1988’s Green, turns […]
Michael Stipe is one of many fellow musicians, actors and designers participating in an auction from Re/Create New York for Hurricane Sandy relief. Others participating include Kanye West, Anne Hathaway, Julianne Moore, Selena Gomez, Marc […]
Need a last-minute gift for the rock fan in your life? Or do you just need to figure out what to spend that awesome gift card on? We’re here to help, with rundowns of this […]
Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi blew minds of New Jersey-ians. R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe came out of retirement. Eddie Vedder joined Roger Waters for a Pink Floyd classic. Kanye West wore a kilt – which soon got it’s own Twitter handle (and over 1,000 followers!). Jay-Z was a no-show. And, apparently, Paul McCartney has joined a new band… with the surviving members of Nirvana. It all was part of 12.12.12 The Concert For Sandy Relief benefitting the Robin Hood Foundation.
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]R.E.M.[/lastfm] is still broken up and Michael Stipe is still getting older, adding another notch to his tribal birthday belt by turning 52 today. Let’s consider the top 10 R.E.M. songs of all time.
R.E.M. is on the comeback trail, with 15th album Collapse Into Now released next week alongside short films for each track. As stalwarts of American rock, does R.E.M.’s new material still hold the same excitement […]