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Watch REM's Michael Stipe, Brian Eno, and Stephen Colbert perform "Lean On Me"

In 2011, musician and artist Brian Eno appeared on The Colbert Report for an interview. If that wasn't enough, REM's Michael Stipe showed up to join Eno and Colbert in a rousing rendition of Bill Withers' "Lean On Me." And here's the Eno interview.
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From blacksmith to baseball coach to an R.E.M. tribute band, senior congressional staffers are putting their nonpolitical talents to work off Capitol Hill

Congressional aides moonlight as musicians and coaches.Courtesy Josh Bell/Jennifer Stillerman Congressional staffers have some pretty interesting side gigs. Whether it's on a sports team or in a band, they've gone beyond the policy and politics world. They told us how they got involved and shared advice for others pursuing side hustles. Senior congressional staffers have jobs that require deep expertise. They work grueling hours on Capitol Hill and are embedded in policy and politics....
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Placebo: ‘It’s not the end of the world. It’s just the end of the human species’

The alt-rockers brought gender fluidity into the 90s mainstream – and are now reckoning with climate apocalypse, surveillance culture and how to escape our horrific realityOn the screen of my phone, Brian Molko is trying to dodge the camera’s gaze. I’m in Colorado, video calling him in London, watching him chain smoke from across the Atlantic. He sometimes casts glances at the lens, mostly doing his best to forget it’s there.Over the past 25 years, Molko’s band Placebo have often grappled with t...
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A brief update for those who are following my new "side job" coordinating SXSW4Japan fund raising efforts with Rob Wu and Hanson Music!Joseph Jaffe, author of Flip the Funnel, donated his keynote for this cause, has auctioned one of two keynote speeches to Lifelock, for $15,000, bringing our SXSW4Japan total up over $123,000 in just 3 weeks..and that's just in ONLINE donations.  Text donations have yielded hundreds-of-thousands to the Red Cross, and soon, our album sales will, too.  var _cvw_...
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Michael Stipe Looks Back On R.E.M.’s New Adventures In Hi-Fi 25 Years Later

I have a theory about R.E.M.’s tenth album, New Adventures In Hi-Fi, but who doesn’t? In the final seconds of the final song, “Electrolite,” the music falls away and leaves Michael Stipe to sing the final line a cappella: “I’m outta here.” But what if he’s actually saying, “I’m out to here”? What if the man known for mumble-singing on the band’s earliest albums was picking that technique back up and pointedly slurring his words to leave the song and the album open-ended? Rather than bowing out o...
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Stream The New Velvet Underground And Nico Tribute Feat. Michael Stipe, St. Vincent, Thurston Moore, & More

Before legendary Saturday Night Live music producer Hal Willner passed away last year, he was working on at least two different all-star tribute albums. The first, AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs Of Marc Bolan And T. Rex, was released last year. And today, we’re getting a full-length tribute album to the Velvet Underground’s 1967 classic The Velvet Underground & Nico that Willner organized. It’s called, fittingly, I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico.
Tags: Music, The Velvet Underground, Andrew Bird, Rex, Michael Stipe, St. Vincent, Courtney Barnett, New Music, Marc Bolan, Matt Berninger, Nico, Iggy Pop, Thurston Moore, Lucius, Sharon Van Etten, Matt Sweeney

Michael Stipe Gives The Skinny On R.E.M.’s Future

The rock band's frontman discussed the band's legacy and future in a new interview.
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On 10th Anniversary Of R.E.M.’s Breakup, Michael Stipe Declares “We Will Never Reunite”

Sept. 21 may be a great day for Earth Wind & Fire fans, but for R.E.M. fans it kinda sucks. Ten years ago today, the band announced that they were calling it a day. And on this Sept. 21, Michael Stipe insisted that the breakup was permanent.
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R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe Says Band ‘Will Never Reunite’

R.E.M. fans, Michael Stipe doesn’t have encouraging news when it comes to ever seeing the seminal rock band ever together again. In a new interview for New York public radio station WNYC, Stipe was clear about his take on the future — or lack thereof — for R.E.M.: “We will never reunite.” WNYC’s “All of […]
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How a Yale scientist and REM star named an ant for a Warhol 'Superstar'

A new species of ant will be named after Jeremy Ayers, a mutual friend of Yale researcher Douglas B. Booher and R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, as well as Warhol.
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Michael Stipe: ‘The male idea of power is so dumb’

He was in the one of the most influential indie bands ever, but the songwriter prefers life as a visual artist. He talks presidents, parties and photographing his heroesThe last time I saw Michael Stipe, he had a beanie hat on and was wandering between the tents at the Extinction Rebellion camp in Trafalgar Square. It was early evening in October 2019, and we had just finished an interview at a nearby hotel. The fashion designer Erdem Moralioglu had arrived with his twin sister Sara, to take Sti...
Tags: Photography, Music, Culture, Art and design, Ceramics, REM, Michael Stipe, Trafalgar Square, Kurt Cobain, Sara, Erdem, Stipe, Erdem Moralioglu, River Phoenix, Jonathan Berger, Douglas Coupland

I'm Obsessed With Air-Fried Tofu

Many years ago, I took a break from studying chemistry in Gainesville, Florida to hang out with my brother who was teaching math in Athens, Georgia. It was the late-ish 2000s, Dottie Alexander was still in of Montreal, and Michael Stipe’s vegetarian restaurant, The Grit, was very popular.Read more...
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“If humans don’t keep on exercising their lips. . .their brains start working?”

Seeking solitude can be a serious mistake. Ford Prefect, that alien from a small planet somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse never quite understood earthlings’ peculiar “habit of continually stating and repeating the very, very obvious, as in ‘It’s a nice day,’ or ‘You’re very tall’.” He considers, then rejects the theory that human mouths seize up if not continually utilized.  He finally concludes that if human beings “don’t keep on exercising their lips…their brains start working.” That was...
Tags: Careers, Mit, Chicago, Ford, Michael Stipe, Sherry Turkle, Aristotle, Douglas Adams, Betelgeuse, Communication Skills, Conversational leadership, Nicholas Epley, Juliana Schroeder, University of Chicago Asking

The persistence of hierarchy and status roles

REM was one of the most respected indy rock bands. You’d think that a group that somehow managed to thread the needle between whatever authentic means to them and huge popular success could walk away from traditional measures of who’s up and who’s not… In a long-ago Rolling Stone article, lead singer Michael Stipe said that he had never heard a song from Mariah Carey and in fact had just learned how to say her name. There’s a difference between focusing on your lane and denigrating the others in...
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The persistence of hierarchy and status roles

REM was one of the most respected indy rock bands. You’d think that a group that somehow managed to thread the needle between whatever authentic means to them and huge popular success could walk away from traditional measures of who’s up and who’s not… In a long-ago Rolling Stone article, lead singer Michael Stipe said that he had never heard a song from Mariah Carey and in fact had just learned how to say her name. There’s a difference between focusing on your lane and denigrating the others in...
Tags: Minneapolis, Uncategorized, Rolling Stone, Mariah Carey, Michael Stipe, Branding, Michael Mills

Rachel Maddow Lists Stylish West Village Co-Op

Almost exactly a decade after they purchased their West Village co-operative apartment from R.E.M. front man Michael Stipe, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow and her artist partner Susan Mikula have put it back up for sale at $2.35 million, as was first reported by the New York Post. Considering they bought the fourth-floor unit from the […]
Tags: New York Post, Rachel Maddow, New York City, Manhattan, Msnbc, Michael Stipe, West Village, Showbiz, Brown Harris Stevens, Susan Mikula, Entertainment Industry

Livestream The RBG Tribute Concert With Phoebe Bridgers, Michael Stipe, Kathleen Hanna, Miley Cyrus, & More

Tonight, to coincide with the first day of the Supreme Court confirmation hearings, a bunch of celebrities have com together for a livestream event to honor late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. It's called Honor Her Wish, in reference to Ginsberg's dying wish that a Justice not be nominated to the Court until a … More »
Tags: Music, News, Supreme Court, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Kesha, Michael Stipe, Ginsberg, Phoebe Bridgers, Margo Price, Hayley Williams, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Kathleen Hanna, Teyana Taylor

When R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe Created the Lyrics for “The Voice of Harold” by Riffing on the Liner Notes of an Old Gospel Album (1983)

R.E.M. is one of those bands that just thinking about can send me into a reverie of memories of the rooms of friends with whom I listened to “Pretty Persuasion,” “Rockville,” and the poetry of “7 Chinese Bros.”—one of Michael Stipe’s early, incomprehensible songs, like “Swan Swan H,” whose cryptic lyrics one must seemingly take on faith. The song must mean something, after all, to Stipe. Maybe the mystery of who, exactly, the “seven Chinese brothers swallowing the ocean” were to him woul...
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The Number Ones Bonus Tracks: R.E.M.’s “Supernatural Superserious”

Welcome to the Number Ones Bonus Tracks, the addendum to our regular Number Ones column. We at Stereogum recently wrapped up our fundraising campaign, and we'd like to thank everyone who donated to support this site and keep it going. To those All Access donors who pledged $1,000, I promised that I'd write a Number … More »
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Watch Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, Joan Baez, & More Perform “People Have The Power”

Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, Joan Baez, and many more have come together to perform Smith's "People Have The Power" for a new video in support of Pathway To Paris, the climate change organization co-founded by Smith's daughter. The video doubles as an encouragement to get out and vote. More »
Tags: Music, News, Paris, Patti Smith, Smith, Michael Stipe, Joan Baez, Cyndi Lauper, Angelique Kidjo, Pathway to Paris, Patti Smith Michael Stipe Joan Baez

Michael Stipe Calls President Trump a ‘Bloviating, Puff-Adder Sack of Lies’ (Watch)

In a focused media blast, former R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe lambasted President Trump as a “bloviating puff-adder sack of lies” during an appearance on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” on Wednesday and the Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s Covid-19 response in an op-ed in the Guardian Thursday morning. During the Meyers appearance, which you can watch […]
Tags: News, Georgia, Seth Meyers, Michael Stipe, Trump, Brian Kemp, R.E.M

Michael Stipe Talks Donald Trump & Solo Music With Seth Meyers, Writes Guardian Editorial About Athens COVID Policy

A few months ago, Michael Stipe was on late-night TV to perform. Earlier this year, Stipe went on both Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show and Stephen Colbert's Late Show to sing "No Time For Love Like Now," his recent Big Red Machine collaboration with the National's Aaron Dessner. Last night, … More »
Tags: Music, News, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, Athens, Seth Meyers, Michael Stipe, Aaron Dessner, Big Red Machine, Stipe, R.E.M, Michael Stipe Talks Donald Trump

Preview Michael Stipe’s New Song About Charles And Ray Eames For An Art Exhibit

The former R.E.M. leader Michael Stipe has not exactly been in a rush to put out new music. R.E.M. broke up in 2011, and Stipe waited until 2018 to release his first solo song " ." Last year, though, Stipe said in an interview that he had 18 … More »
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Exclusive Creem Documentary Clip on Boy Howdy Beer

Exclusive Creem Documentary Clip on Boy Howdy Beer Indie film distributor Greenwich Entertainment has provided with an exclusive clip from  the upcoming documentary Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll Magazine focused on the R. Crumb Boy Howdy beer logo. Check out the clip in the player below! RELATED: Greenwich Unveils Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll Magazine Official Trailer PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; ...
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50 years on, the wild story of ‘Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine’ gets told

Rock journalist Jaan Uhelszki laughs as she describes a friend’s skepticism about life and work at Creem magazine during its glory days in the ’70s. “He keeps telling me, ‘All you Creem people romanticize it, you always make it seem like it was much better than it was,’” Uhelszki says. “I say, ‘No, it really was that good.’” With the release of the new documentary “Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine” on Friday, Aug. 7, Uhelszki — who co-wrote the film with director Scott Crawford and c...
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"Rolling Stone felt comparatively stuffy, preoccupied with movies and politics and reluctant to cover loud and snotty subcultural movements like punk and metal..."

"... whereas Creem’s pages first coined those genre’s names: 'punk rock' by Marsh, about ? and the Mysterians, and 'heavy metal' by Mike Saunders, about Sir Lord Baltimore, both in the May 1971 issue.... Subversive humor was the Creem lingua franca. Snarky photo captions and regular features like the Creem Dreems (tongue-in-cheek pinups of artists like Debbie Harry and Bebe Buell) were clearly intended for — and driven by — adolescent hormones.... [S]een through today’s eyes, some of the old Cre...
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No Time For Michael Stipe & Aaron Dessner’s Tonight Show Performance Like Now

At the end of March, Michael Stipe shared a new collaboration with the National's Aaron Dessner called "No Time For Love Like Now." When Stipe performed that same song on Colbert, we learned it was coming out under the banner of Big Red Machine, Dessner's partnership with Justin Vernon that blossomed … More »
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Greenwich Unveils Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll Magazine Official Trailer

Greenwich unveils Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll Magazine official trailer Indie film distributor Greenwich Entertainment has unveiled the first official trailer for the upcoming documentary Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll Magazine focused on the iconic music magazine. The trailer can be viewed in the player below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone'...
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Aaron Dessner On His New Song With Michael Stipe And That Whole Antifa Debacle

Aaron Dessner is always working on a ton of music. Quarantine has been no different. Recently, he's had a couple projects germinating -- one of which was a new song with none other than R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe. It all sounds pretty idyllic in a way: If you're going to have to be isolated from friends … More »
Tags: Music, Interview, Michael Stipe, Justin Vernon, The National, Aaron Dessner, Big Red Machine, Eaux Claires, R.E.M

Iggy Pop, David Byrne, and More Come Together with Bedtime Stories (For Grownups)

View this post on Instagram A post shared by New Museum (@newmuseum) on May 14, 2020 at 10:10am PDT That level of engagement would have pleased conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan, who launched Bedtime Stories under the digital auspices of New York City's New Museum, asking friends, fellow artists, and favorite performers to contribute brief readings to foment a feeling of togetherness in these isolated tim...
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