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Watch R.E.M.’s 2003 Performance of “Nightswimming” From Their Upcoming BBC Box Set

R.E.M.'s new monolithic box set R.E.M. at the BBC is due out on October 19. In addition to compiling recordings of broadcasts the band did…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 5, 2018

Michael Stipe Explains Why He’s Leaving Instagram: “I Think That We Deserve Better”

R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe says that he's leaving the toxic world of Instagram and possibly social media in general. In a new interview with BBC…
Rob Arcand / September 2, 2018

Courtney Love Tribute to be Hosted by Michael Stipe, Chloë Sevigny, Aaron Dessner

Courtney Love will be honored at the Pioneering People fundraiser at Basilica Hudson on October 27 in Hudson, New York. Basilica Hudson co-founder and former…
Maggie Serota / August 22, 2018

This Haunting Photo of Thom Yorke and Michael Stipe Demands Your Consideration

Michael Stipe, he of R.E.M., is a visual artist, and has been focusing on that line of creative inspiration in recent years. In May, he released…
Winston Cook-Wilson / July 13, 2018

Watch Patti Smith Perform With Bruce Springsteen and Michael Stipe

Last night, Patti Smith brought along fellow rockers Bruce Springsteen and R.E.M's Michael Stipe to join her on stage during a concert at New York's…
Israel Daramola / April 24, 2018

Hear a 10-Second Teaser of New Solo Material from R.E.M. Frontman Michael Stipe

R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe has shared a new 10-second snippet of solo material in support of today's March for Our Lives rally taking place in…
Rob Arcand / March 24, 2018

Listen to R.E.M. Discuss the Making of “Try Not to Breathe” On Song Exploder

R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe and Mike Mills are the most recent guests on Hrishikesh Hirway's Song Exploder. On the podcast, they discuss the genesis of their mournful…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 20, 2017

Fischerspooner’s First NYC Show in 8 Years Was an Erotic Celebration of Self-Worth

On Friday night, during the final track of the first NYC Fischerspooner show in eight years, there were more than 20 people on stage at Brooklyn…
Dale Eisinger / October 30, 2017

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
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