33 Years Ago: R.E.M. Release Their Subversive and Immersive Debut, ‘Murmur’
Long before they lost their religion, R.E.M. emerged from the indie underground with a haunting sound that blends folk, post-punk and garage rock into something ethereal.
Michael Stipe + Bernie Sanders Ate Hot Dogs Together at a Coney Island Rally
After Stipe and Killer Mike, Sanders is racking up a very impressive list of lunch dates.
32 Years Ago: R.E.M. Help Kickstart Alt-Country With Their Second Album, ‘Reckoning’
Tasked with following up their landmark debut, R.E.M. went looser and a little towards the heartland with their hugely influential 1984 effort, 'Reckoning.'
Watch Michael Stipe, Wayne Coyne + Chewbacca Perform at David Bowie Tribute Concert
Not to be outdone, the Flaming Lips frontman performed "Life on Mars?" while seated atop Chewie's shoulders.
Michael Stipe Performs Beautiful Cover of David Bowie’s ‘The Man Who Sold the World’ on ‘F…
The R.E.M. frontman's lovely, piano-driven cover precedes his appearance at two David Bowie tribute concerts in New York City later this week.
Michael Stipe Will Make His TV Debut as a Solo Artist on ‘Fallon’ Next Week
The R.E.M. frontman has played a handful of surprise solo sets in New York City in recent memory, and on Tuesday, he will take his act to 'The Tonight Show.'
25 Years Ago: R.E.M. Lose Their Religion and Find Superstardom With ‘Out of Time’
Just as alternative music started to rise from the indie underground into the mainstream, R.E.M. rode the wave to rock radio ubiquity.
R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe Endorses Bernie Sanders for President, Says He Is ‘Idealistic’ + ‘R…
"In politics, [Sanders] is the person who is offering me the most honesty and the most realness," Stipe said.
Kurt Cobain Would’ve Turned 49 This Week: Where Would He Be Now?
How would the grunge icon have spent the past two decades had we not lost him in 1994? Would he be the biggest rock star on the planet? Or would he have disappeared?
Michael Stipe, the Pixies + More to Perform at David Bowie Tribute Concerts in New York Ci…
Led by Bowie's longtime producer Tony Visconti, the tribute concerts will also feature the Mountain Goats, Mumford and Sons, Perry Farrell and Amanda Palmer.