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Michael Stipe's Hiv Fear R.e.m.'S Automatic For The People

Michael Stipe's 10-year fear of HIV inspired the themes on R.E.M.'s 1992 album 'Automatic for the People'.The 57-year-old singer - who is now out and proud - had lived each day anxious that he...

R.e.m. Won't Reform

R.E.M. insist there is ''nothing on this Earth'' that would make them reform.The 'Nightswimming' hitmakers - comprising Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe - went their separate ways in an amicable split in 2011...

Michael Stipe To Release Autobiographical Photo Book

The former R.e.m. frontman has revealed that new project is about his life and his time with the rock band, and is working with frequent collaborator Jonathan Berger on the book. Stipe...

R.e.m. Star Michael Stipe To Debut First Solo Music At Moogfest

The Losing My Religion star will launch an audiovisual art installation set to a soundtrack he has created at the four-day event in Durham. The piece has never been heard or seen before....

Stars Applaud President Obama For Commuting Chelsea Manning's Sentence

In 2013, former soldier Manning, then known as Bradley, was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking classified military and diplomatic information to whistleblowing site WikiLeaks in 2010 while working as an...

Liv Tyler Pens Heartfelt Birthday Message To Michael Stipe

Liv Tyler has shared a heartfelt message to Michael Stipe for his 57th birthday.The 39-year-old took to Instagram on Wednesday night (04.01.17) to share a sweet message with her followers describing how ''grateful'' she feels...

Michael Stipe 'Saved' People With Song

Michael Stipe is proud to have ''saved'' lives with his music.The former R.E.M. frontman admits hearing how the group's song 'Everybody Hurts' has touched their fans' lives is as good as winning an Oscar for...

Michael Stipe Returning To Music

Michael Stipe is returning to music. The former R.E.M frontman is keen to get involved in the industry again five years after the group split following 30 years together, and his first foray into the...

Michael Stipe Blames Alec Baldwin For Trump Popularity

Michael Stipe partially blames Alec Baldwin for Donald Trump's popularity.The former R.E.M. frontman insists the former 'Apprentice' star would never have risen to become President Elect without the race to the White House being turned...

Michael Stipe Campaigns Against Open Carry Gun Law

The Losing My Religion singer penned a passionate op-ed piece for newspaper USA Today on Monday (25Apr16), speaking out against House Bill 859, which would allow college students over the age of 21...

Mumford & Sons Join Bowie Tribute For Second Night Of Covers

The Brits were among the musicians who took the stage at Radio City Music Hall for the second night of two Bowie tribute concerts, which was live-streamed on the internet. Harry, former...

Stars Gather For Musical Tribute To David Bowie

The all-star gig, at which artists including the Flaming Lips, Pixies, Debbie Harry, Cyndi Lauper and REM singer Michael Stipe performed was held at the city's Carnegie Hall venue. The event...

Blondie Added To David Bowie Tribute Shows

The Music Of David Bowie events, at Carnegie Hall on 31 March (16) and Radio City Music Hall the following day, will also feature performances by Mumford & Sons, Amanda Palmer, and Nancy...

Adele Joins List Of Artist Who Won't Let Donald Trump Use Their Music At Rallies

Presidential hopeful Donald Trump is going to have to update his rally playlist once again, as Adele has become the latest artist to say she has not given him permission to use her music at...

Organiser Of Sold Out David Bowie Tribute Show Books Another Night

Michael Stipe, Laurie Anderson, The Roots, Cat Power, and Perry Farrell signed on to perform a selection of Bowie's greatest hits at Carnegie Hall on 31 March (16) before learning their hero was...

Tipsy Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore got tipsy on a British chat show.The 40-year-old actress was promoting her new movie 'Miss You Already' with co-star Toni Collette on Alan Carr's 'Chatty Man' and admitted that she was feeling slightly...

Kanye West Upstaged By Wailingdaughter

Kanye West's daughter was the star attraction at his New York fashion show.The 'Stronger' hitmaker debuted the second season of his Kanye West x Adidas Originals Collection at the Skylight Modern yesterday (16.09.15) but all...

Julianne Moore Urges Americans To Wear Orange In Fight Against Gun Crime

The two stars have teamed up with a number of arms control groups, campaigners and community organisations to back Everytown for Gun Safety's inaugural National Gun Violence Awareness Day next month (Jun15)....

Elton John & Michael Stipe Team Up For Transgender Prison Rights Campaign

The two gay stars are calling for prison officials to do more for inmates following claims that a transgender woman was mistreated at a Georgia prison. In a joint statement issued on...

Michael Stipe Makes Live Return

Michael Stipe has made a surprise return to live performing.The former R.E.M. frontman was an unannounced support act for his friend Patti Smith's gig at New York's Webster Hall on Monday (29.12.14) and treated fans...

Michael Stipe Performs Surprise Set At Patti Smith Concert

Former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe made a surprise return to the stage on Monday (29Dec14) when he served as the opening act for Patti Smith in New York.The Losing My Religion singer has not performed...

Michael Stipe Wouldn't Win The Voice

Michael Stipe doesn't think he would last ''five seconds'' on 'The Voice'.The former R.E.M. frontman doesn't think his group - who separated in 2011 after three decades together - would be successful if they were...

Michael Stipe Has Therapy For Crippling Shyness

Former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe has undergone years of therapy in a bid to overcome his crippling shyness and insecurities.The Losing My Religion singer has revealed he has been "in therapy for years", adding that...

Michael Stipe: 'R.e.m. Would Have Failed On A Music Reality Show'

Former R.E.M. star Michael Stipe is convinced the band "wouldn't have lasted five seconds" if they tried to find fame through a music reality show.The Everybody Hurts hitmaker is adamant his "odd" voice and imperfect...

Michael Stipe's Crippling Shyness

Michael Stipe has been in therapy ''for years'' to combat his shyness.The former R.E.M. frontman has always felt insecure alongside his well-read bandmates Peter Buck and Mike Mills and struggled in the early days of...

Michael Stipe Offered Up As Garage Sale Bargain On Pal's Tv Show

Former R.E.M. star Michael Stipe has starred in a skit to mark the end of Tv host Stephen Colbert's U.S. late-night show - as an item for sale at a yard sale.After nine years on...

Michael Stipe Rules Out Rem Reunion

Michael Stipe insists R.E.M. will never reunite.The 'Losing My Religion' hitmakers - comprising Michael, Peter Buck and Mike Mills - went their separate ways in 2011 after over three decades together and the frontman insists...

Michael Stipe Celebrates Gay Announcement Anniversary With Newspaper Essay

Former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe has marked the 20th anniversary of his decision to 'come out' as gay by writing an essay for Britain's The Guardian newspaper.His state of society piece recalls the moment he...

Iggy Pop Designs Charity Guitar

Iggy Pop, Michael Stipe and Matt Bellamy have designed guitars for charity.The musical trio are among a host of famous faces - which also includes Eurythmics star Dave Stewart, former Cure guitarist Pearl Thompson, film...

Iggy Pop, Michael Stipe And Matt Bellamy Design Custom Guitars For Charity

Rockers Iggy Pop, Michael Stipe and Matt Bellamy are among the stars who have designed custom Carparelli guitars for a charity benefiting children who live in war zones.The instruments will be auctioned off at Bonhams...

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