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Michael Stipe Celebrates Gay Announcement Anniversary With Newspaper Essay

27th October 2014

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...

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9th October 2014

Former R.E.M. star Michael Stipe has signed up to teach students at New York University's Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions. The avid photographer, who studied art at the University of Georgia, will front...

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Iggy Pop Designs Charity Guitar

7th October 2014

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...

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

7th October 2014

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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Michael Stipe Attacks Militaristic America Post-9/11 In Anniversary Essay

11th September 2014

Former Rem frontman Michael Stipe marked the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Thursday (11Sep14) by offering up his 'state of the America' thoughts in an essay published by The Guardian newspaper.Recalling the...

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Michael Stipe To Honour Ugandan Gay Rights Campaigner

17th June 2014

Former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe will celebrate the achievements of a leading Ugandan gay rights activist at an upcoming prizegiving for America's Logo Tv network.The bisexual rocker will salute John Abdallah Wambere, the head of...

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R.e.m's Michael Stipe Releases New Material

5th June 2014

Michael Stipe has released his first new material since R.E.M split in 2011. The 54-year-old singer has returned with an instrumental piece recorded to accompany bonus footage from his friend Tom Gilroy's film 'The Cold...

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Chris Martin Works Hard On Image

29th April 2014

Chris Martin has to ''work really hard'' not to ''be a d**k''.The Coldplay singer admits it can be difficult being an arena rock frontman as ''only about 20 other people do'' it, and he has...

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Michael Stipe Thrilled Jay-jay Z Used R.e.m. Lyrics On New Track

17th July 2013

R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe is "thrilled" Jay Z chose to use his band's lyrics in a new track, calling the tribute a "really great honour".The rapper sampled words from the band's 1991 hit Losing My...

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Fascinating Fact: 3764677

16th July 2013

R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe and actress Joan Collins were among the stars who turned out for a beachside party on the French Riviera hosted by British artist Tracey Emin in honour of her 50th birthday....

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Mark Owen: Take That Are Back For Good

12th June 2013

Mark Owen insists Take That are back for good.The 42-year-old singer says the 90s boy band - who reformed in 2005 after almost a decade apart - are determined to make more music together after...

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Tilda Swinton Goes On Display In New York

26th March 2013

Tilda Swinton is sleeping in a glass box in a new exhibition.The 'Moonrise Kingdom' actress surprised visitors at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City with her impromptu art installation, which is...

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12.12.12 Album Released

19th December 2012

The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi and Sir Paul McCartney all feature on an album of the 12.12.12 concert.Performances from the event, held in New York last week, have been collected on a record - released...

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Michael Stipe Angered By Wrongful Use Of Losing My Religion

7th September 2012

R.E.M. star Michael Stipe has blasted editors at America's Fox News network for using the band's hit song Losing My Religion during its coverage of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night (05Sep12).Bosses behind the...

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Peter Buck To Release Solo Album

15th March 2012

Former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has started work on his first solo album.The musician is to be the first member of the 'Losing My Religion' group to release his own record following their split last...

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Stars Turn Out For Glass' 75th Birthday

1st February 2012

Music legends Lou Reed, Michael Stipe and Paul Simon turned out in New York on Sunday night (29Jan12) to celebrate composer PHILIP GLASS' 75th birthday.The classical writer was the guest of honour at Le Poisson...

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Michael Stipe Attacks Youtube Bosses Over Perfume Genius Video Ban

27th January 2012

Former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe has waded into a new decency debate after a video promoting Perfume Genius' new album was pulled from YouTube.com.The Everybody Hurts singer was appalled to learn that bosses of the...

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Snow Patrol Predicted R.e.m. Split

31st December 2011

Snow Patrol "sort of knew" R.E.M. were going to split. The 'Chasing Cars' group are close friends of singer Michael Stipe and guitarist Peter Buck from the American indie band, and they had a feeling...

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No Politics For Michael Stipe

13th December 2011

R.E.M. star Michael Stipe has ruled out a run for political office now he's no longer the frontman for one of the world's top bands - because he lacks the ability to compromise.Fans have been...

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The Things They Say 23741

12th December 2011

"She's just 23 and so together, funny and self-aware... We have another strong woman who is absolutely unafraid to be herself." Michael Stipe adds his name to the long list of celebrity Adele fans.

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R.e.m. Finished On 'Creative High'

30th November 2011

R.E.M. were "not creatively out of gas" when they split. The 'Man on the Moon' rockers' bass player, Mike Mills, says their acrimonious split in September has seen them finish "on a creative high" and...

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R.e.m. Planned Split Since 2008

25th November 2011

R.E.M. had been planning their split since 2008. The 'Losing My Religion' rockers - Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe - first thought about the end of the group while touring their album 'Accelerator'...

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Peter Hook Wants To ''Bury The Hatchet'' With New Order

24th November 2011

Peter Hook wants to "bury the hatchet" with his New Order bandmates. The bass player launched a venomous attack on Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert in October over them reforming their band without...

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The Things They Say 23568

24th November 2011

"It was important for R.E.M. to be finite, not let it become this thing that might or might not happen. We needed this not to be the elephant in the room." Michael Stipe on why...

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R.e.m. Dropped Clues About Split On Final Album

17th November 2011

Rocker Michael Stipe was surprised die-hard R.E.M. fans didn't anticipate the band's recent split - because the trio dropped a handful of clues before making its official announcement.The rockers shocked the music world in September...

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R.e.m. Stopped Caring About Record Sales

17th November 2011

R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills "doesn't care" about sales figures for the band's last four albums. The 'Orange Crush' rocker said sales weren't particularly important to him, as it was never the aim of the band...

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Peter Buck's R.e.m. Release Panic

14th November 2011

Peter Buck used to "panic" every time R.E.M. released an album.The guitarist - whose group announced in September they were to disband after 31 years - admits he has always been "driven and ambitious" and...

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Michael Stipe Cured Snow Patrol Writer's Block

4th November 2011

Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody was lifted by Michael Stipe while suffering writer's block. The singer and songwriter of the 'Chasing Cars' group was writing "a lot of rubbish" as he struggled to come up with...

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Michael Stipe Promises R.e.m. Are Done For Good

3rd November 2011

Michael Stipe has made it clear to fans that R.E.M. have no plans to ever return to the stage, insisting ending the band was "liberating".The Everybody Hurts hitmakers stunned fans in September (11) by announcing...

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Michael Stipe Won't Go Solo

28th October 2011

Michael Stipe's R.E.M. bandmate does not expect him to launch a solo career.The 'Everybody Hurts' group announced last month that they are to separate after 31 years together but bassist Mike Mills thinks the singer...

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