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Watch the Flaming Lips, Pixies, Cat Power, Laurie Anderson, Debbie Harry, Michael Stipe, More Cover David Bowie

Despite the Roots pulling out of Carnegie Hall's series of tribute concerts to David Bowie, the first one last night went on as planned. Pitchfork has collected…
Harley Brown / April 1, 2016

Michael Stipe Covers David Bowie’s ‘The Man Who Sold the World’ on ‘Fallon’

In advance of Carnegie Hall's star-studded tribute concerts to the music of David Bowie, R.E.M.'s former frontman Michael Stipe covered The Man Who Sold the World's title track on The…
Harley Brown / March 30, 2016

Michael Stipe to Perform on ‘The Tonight Show’

Michael Stipe will perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (March 29), marking a return to late-night television for the former R.E.M.
Colin Stutz / March 27, 2016

Michael Stipe Covers Neil Young, the Doors, More in Surprise Opening Set for Patti Smith

Michael Stipe was the surprise guest opener last night at Patti Smith's Beacon Theatre show in New York, where the former R.E.M. frontman performed a bunch…
Rachel Brodsky / November 11, 2015

R.E.M. Hate ‘Orange Clown’ Donald Trump

Poor Donald Trump. (Well, not really, but you know what we mean). The former host of The Apprentice and The Celebrity Apprentice can't catch a break from any…
James Grebey / September 10, 2015

Michael Stipe Performed Solo Live For the First Time Since R.E.M.’s Breakup in 2011

Staying true to his word on CBS This Morning, last night Michael Stipe performed solo live for the first time since R.E.M.'s breakup in 2011. Playing…
Rachel Brodsky / December 30, 2014

Stephen Colbert Bids Adieu to ‘Report’ With Jeff Tweedy, Michael Stipe and More

Well, it's over. Stephen Colbert did the final episode of The Colbert Report last night, but rest assured, "We'll Meet Again." Ending the show with a…
Rachel Brodsky / December 19, 2014

Michael Stipe Goes for a Quarter at ‘Colbert’ Clearout Yard Sale

It's been a long three years of sitting on Stephen Colbert's shelf, but former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe has finally found himself a new home.
Andrew Unterberger / December 18, 2014

Shiny Happy Teacher: Michael Stipe is an Art Professor at NYU

Art is a great way to express inner pain, and Michael Stipe knows better than anyone that everybody hurts. Maybe that's why the the former R.E.M.
James Grebey / October 9, 2014

Michael Stipe Shares First New Music Since R.E.M.’s Breakup

Michael Stipe has revealed his first new original music since R.E.M. called it quits in 2011. The indie and alternative-rock legend has certainly been active…
Marc Hogan / June 4, 2014

Watch Nirvana’s Entire Rock Hall Night, With Courtney Love, Lorde, and More

The highlight of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony was inarguably the final portion of the evening, when Nirvana were honored for…
Dan Reilly / June 2, 2014

Michael Stipe, Eddie Vedder, and More Demand ‘Real Net Neutrality’ From FCC

What happens to the Internet will shape what happens to music, along with every other aspect of culture and free speech. A reported plan that…
Marc Hogan / May 13, 2014

Watch Michael Stipe’s Nirvana Rock Hall Induction Speech

Last night's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony comes to HBO on May 31, but for now you can watch Michael Stipe's speech inducting Nirvana."This…
Marc Hogan / April 11, 2014

Michael Stipe Will Induct Nirvana Into Rock Hall

Check out the best moments of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 ceremony with Nirvana, Kiss, and more.The Rock and Roll Hall of…
Marc Hogan / April 1, 2014

R.E.M. Plan Fan-Club Singles Box Set for the People

R.E.M. are still broken up and have "zero plans" to get back together according to Mike Mills. But for those still murmuring over that non-reveal, here's…
Dan Reilly / August 13, 2013

Michael Stipe and Courtney Love Bid Bon Voyage on ‘Rio Grande’ Duet

Johnny Depp's pirate-themed compilation Son of Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys has already washed a couple of tracks ashore. SPIN previously previewed Keith Richards…
Kyle McGovern / February 12, 2013

Hurricane Sandy Relief Auction Provides Good Excuse to Finally Own Kanye’s Sneaker

Kanye West and Skrillex will put items from their personal wardrobes on the block for Re/Create, a series of auctions to raise money for Hurricane…
Kyle McGovern / January 8, 2013

Michael Stipe Sings ‘Good King Wenceslas’ With Mandy Patinkin on ‘Colbert’

Oh, sure, you might think you saw Michael Stipe sing a duet of "Losing My Religion" with the guy from Coldplay at last night's Sandypalooza benefit.
Marc Hogan / December 13, 2012

Michael Stipe Has Two Krazy Kat Tattoos and More Unlikely Confessions

As any dedicated R.E.M. fan with a web presence probably knows by now, Michael Stipe has used his long-standing expertise in the visual arts to…
Devon Maloney / July 26, 2012

Antony and the Johnsons’ ‘Swanlights’ Show, By the Numbers

Last night at Radio City Music Hall, Antony and the Johnsons performed Swanlights, a one-night-only performance art exhibition commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art.The…
Devon Maloney / January 27, 2012
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