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Vote For Change Tour Ends In Dc

12th October 2004

America's top rockers including REM and BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN has toasted their success in registering new voters after their VOTE FOR CHANGE tour ended in Washington DC last night (11OCT04). Springsteen, REM, THE DIXIE CHICKS...

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Stipe Conflicted On Political Rockers

12th October 2004

REM frontman MICHAEL STIPE detests other musicians expressing their viewpoints in songs - even though many of his own tracks have a strong political stance. Stipe, whose band is currently with BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN and...

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Rem Star's Confusion After Plane Arrest

11th October 2004

REM's guitarist PETER BUCK only "figured" out he was in a British prison cell when he woke up from his drunken stupor and asked a policeman guarding his door. The OUT OF TIME musician...

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Rem's Stipe Happy To Have Freedom To Voice Dissent

11th October 2004

REM's MICHAEL STIPE is relieved Americans can now voice their opinion and speak out against the current government. The LOSING MY RELIGION singer is taking part in this autumn's (04) VOTE FOR CHANGE...

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Williams And Rem Top British Charts

10th October 2004

Pop superstar ROBBIE WILLIAMS' comeback song has shot straight to the top of the UK singles chart. RADIO, the 30-year-old's first single in his homeland for two years, has knocked last week's (03OCT04) number...

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Rem's Mills Proud Of New Album

10th October 2004

REM bassist MIKE MILLS is proud of the veteran band's latest album, AROUND THE SUN, despite its lukewarm critical reception. The SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE rocker is "very confident" with the new disc, and considers...

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Rem's Berry Loving His Retired Life

6th October 2004

Former REM drummer BILL BERRY is "enjoying life" since quitting the band in 1997, as he has more time to indulge in his favourite pastimes such as cooking. Berry left the SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE...

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Stipe: Law Should Play Me In A Musical

6th October 2004

Rocker MICHAEL STIPE wants to sign up JUDE LAW or KYLIE MINOGUE to play him in a musical based on the life of his band REM. The SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE singer would love it...

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Stipe: September 11 Made Me Closer To My Father

5th October 2004

The September 11 (01) terrorist attacks brought MICHAEL STIPE closer to his father - because it enabled the rocker to relate to his dad's experiences of war. The REM frontman's father was a US...

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Maines: 'I'm Still Ashamed Of Bush'

5th October 2004

LATEST: DIXIE CHICKS singer NATALIE MAINES has gone public to attack PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH again - insisting she's still ashamed he comes from her home state of Texas. The LONG TIME GONE singer...

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Stipe: 'I Came Out Over A Decade Ago'

5th October 2004

REM frontman MICHAEL STIPE has mocked the British tabloid press for making too much of his sexuality - insisting they were ten years late "outing" him. The GREAT BEYOND icon says he admitted...

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Springsteen Adds Vote For Change Date

5th October 2004

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN is planning an unofficial hometown VOTE FOR CHANGE finale days after the all-star concert tour winds up in Washington DC. The rocker, his group THE E STREET BAND and wife PATTI SCIALFA...

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Stone Hits Top Spot While Prydz Stays Put

4th October 2004

Teen soul sensation JOSS STONE's second album MIND, BODY AND SOUL has gone straight to the top of the British charts. The 17-year-old singer's follow-up to her 2003 covers disc THE SOUL SESSIONS knocked...

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Stipe Thrilled With Vote For Change Debut

4th October 2004

REM leader MICHAEL STIPE has praised BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN for coming up with the VOTE FOR CHANGE concerts because he thinks the politically-charged star-studded concerts will make history. The STAND singer performed alongside Springsteen and...

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Stipe Views U2 As Competition

3rd October 2004

REM frontman MICHAEL STIPE feels his competitive streak appearing whenever he hears a new track by rock band U2. Although the LOSING MY RELIGION singer is friends with the Irish supergroup's frontman BONO,...

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Stipe Inspired Hartnett's Photography Passion

1st October 2004

Hollywood hunk JOSH HARTNETT credits rocker MICHAEL STIPE with inspiring his passion for photography. The VIRGIN SUICIDES star almost missed his calling as an actor to pursue his love of art at university, after...

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Stipe Writes City Names On Clothes

30th September 2004

REM frontman MICHAEL STIPE writes the names of all the places he visits on his sweat shirt - so he can keep track of his extensive travelling. The AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE singer stencils...

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Stipe's Brush With Death Inspires Musical Cars

29th September 2004

REM frontman MICHAEL STIPE has urged electric car manufacturers to install loud ringtones in the vehicles - after he was nearly killed by one. The MAN ON THE MOON singer was left shaken when...

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Dixie Chick Maines Attacks Bush Again

29th September 2004

DIXIE CHICKS star NATALIE MAINES is attacking GEORGE W BUSH again, insisting the American President has got to stop killing innocent people overseas. The country singer was caught up in a media fracas last...

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Rem Hit Out At Bush's 'Dangerous' World View

24th September 2004

REM's have hit out at American president GEORGE W BUSH's "dangerous" view of the world. Bassist MIKE MILLS insists the leaser has a Machiavellian approach to world politics - where the interests of...

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Martin's Rem Embarrassment

23rd September 2004

COLDPLAY rocker CHRIS MARTIN spent weeks of sleepless nights learning REM lyrics ahead of his collaboration with the band - only to forget his words when he joined them onstage. The British singer was...

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Stars Fight For Myanmar's Freedom

22nd September 2004

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY, STING and REM are teaming up for a charity album to help impoverished people in Myanmar. Profits from the sale of the double CD featuring 27 tracks will benefit the group...

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Rockers Offer Tracks For Benefit Album

22nd September 2004

REM, PEARL JAM and SIR PAUL McCARTNEY have donated tracks to compilation FOR THE LADY, a benefit album for imprisoned Burmese peace activist AUNG SAN SUU KYI. Kyi, who won a Nobel Peace Prize...

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Rem Preview Album Online

21st September 2004

American rock superstars REM are previewing their new album AROUND THE SUN on the internet. Fans of the band can listen to tracks from the LP - there 13th studio album - now and...

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Yorke Joins Rem At Secret Gig

17th September 2004

RADIOHEAD singer THOM YORKE teamed up with pals REM last night (16SEP04) when the rockers unveiled new songs for journalists in London. The KARMA POLICE singer shocked the elite crowd as he stepped up...

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Moore Inspired By The Dixie Chicks

16th September 2004

Controversial movie maker MICHAEL MOORE has credited country trio THE DIXIE CHICKS among those who inspired him to make US President GEORGE W BUSH-bashing movie FAHRENHEIT 9/11. Moore plans to include the group's TRAVELIN'...

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Dixie Chicks Have Another Blast At Bush

15th September 2004

Country trio DIXIE CHICKS are set to deal another blow to US President GEORGE W BUSH when they take to the stage for the VOTE FOR CHANGE finale and urge music fans to elect Democrat...

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Coldplay Meets Rem

15th September 2004

COLDPLAY rocker CHRIS MARTIN joined REM onstage in London last night for a surprise duet at a benefit show for fair trade. The singer leapt onstage unnannounced and helped REM frontman MICHAEL STIPE perform...

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Sting + Lennox Steer Clear Of Politics

13th September 2004

British touring partners STING and ANNIE LENNOX have chosen to steer clear of politics on their current American tour because they think their opinions are irrelevant. The pair were invited to join acts including...

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Martin To Duet With Jamelia At Oxfam Gig

10th September 2004

COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN will duet with JAMELIA at next week's (14SEP04) OXFAM FAIR TRADE concert in London. The 27-year-old superstar, who is married to GWYNETH PALTROW, will perform SEE IT IN A BOY'S...

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