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

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 by Casey…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / October 13, 2017

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,…

Michael Stipe Defends Radiohead Over Israel Concert Controversy

Radiohead's decision to play at Tel Aviv, Israel this week has been contentious enough to earn a condemnation from Roger Waters, and multiple defenses from…
Brian Josephs / July 17, 2017

Fischerspooner Return With “Have Fun Tonight,” Produced and Co-Written by Michael Stipe and Boots

New York electro-pop duo Fischerspooner are back with their first new music in eight years. They've released a new single, "Have Fun Tonight," which is the…
Winston Cook-Wilson / June 19, 2017

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, Stereogum / May 17, 2017

Thurston Moore, Against Me!, Tom Morello Contribute to Chelsea Manning Benefit Compilation

Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning is set to be released from military prison tomorrow, after former President Barack Obama commuted her 35-year sentence for…
Anna Gaca / May 16, 2017

Michael Stipe and David Letterman Look the Same Now

Earlier this week, New York editor (and former SPIN staffer!) David Marchese published an excellent interview with David Letterman, who is now happily retired and brimming…
Jeremy Gordon / March 8, 2017

Watch Stephen Colbert, Michael Stipe, James Franco Perform a 2016-Themed Take on R.E.M.’s “It’s The End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”

"Oh yeah, it starts with an outbreak/Zika and Harambe..." Stephen Colbert croons, as a collage of relevant images play behind him. On the Late Show…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 16, 2016

Watch Michael Stipe Pledge Support for Chelsea Manning in Heartfelt Video

Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. soldier who's currently serving a 35-year sentence for providing classified documents to WikiLeaks in 2010, has been making headlines recently, amid alleged mistreatment…
Anna Gaca / September 14, 2016

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
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