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Michael Stipe Not Ready For Solo Record

Michael Stipe still isn't ready to make a solo album.The 58-year-old singer - whose band REM disbanded in 2011 - was ''surprised'' at how comfortably he settled back into the recording studio while producing Fischerspooner's...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

Michael Stipe Angered By Wrongful Use Of Losing My Religion

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...

Peter Buck To Release Solo Album

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...

Stars Turn Out For Glass' 75th Birthday

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...

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

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...

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

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...

Rem Officially Break Up After 30 Years In Rock Music

Rem, the American rock band best known for their seminal album 'Automatic for the People' and smash hit single 'Man on the Moon', have official broken up. The group, hailing from Athens, Georgia, announced the...

R.e.m. Split

R.E.M. have split up.The legendary 'Man on the Moon' rockers have announced they are to part ways after 31 years and 15 albums together. A statement on their website reads: "To our Fans and Friends:...

Michael Stipe Helped Lightbody Find Fresh Inspiration

Rockers Snow Patrol have Michael Stipe to thank for their new collection of songs - he pulled frontman Gary Lightbody out of a bad period of writer's block.The Chasing Cars hitmakers were working on tracks...

Michael Stipe Dismisses Cobain Sex Story

R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe has put to bed rumours he once enjoyed a sexual fling with Nirvana star Kurt Cobain.The two rockers developed a close bond in the 1990s, sparking rumours they had slept together...

Michael Stipe Offered To Work With Tragic Kurt Cobain

R.E.M. star Michael Stipe has revealed he offered Kurt Cobain a collaborative project in a desperate effort to prevent the Nirvana frontman from committing suicide.The two alternative rockers became friends in the early 1990s and...

Michael Stipe's Unsuccessful Efforts To Save Cobain

Michael Stipe tried to save Kurt Cobain's life by asking him to collaborate with R.E.M.The singer revealed he was so worried about his friend Kurt's heroin addiction he "reached out to him" with a musical...

Michael Stipe Gives Up On Pens And Paper

Michael Stipe writes all R.E.M.'s songs on his mobile phone.The 'Mine Smell Like Honey' singer said the facilities on his cell phone - which include being able to write notes and record his voice -...

R.e.m. Won't Tour With New Album

R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck doesn't believe the band should have to tour to sell their new album.The musician revealed that the 'Losing My Religion' hitmakers have no plans to play a series of concerts to...

R.e.m. Record 'Straight Ahead Rockers'

R.E.M.'s new album will feature "more ballads" but also "straight ahead rockers".The 'Orange Crush' band recorded their 15th album in Berlin earlier this year and manager Bertis Downs last week revealed the title of the...

R.e.m Restrict Recording

R.E.M guitarist Peter Buck refuses to do more than three takes when recording songs.The 'The Great Beyond' rocker has been in the studio with the band recording their 15th album in Berlin, and while he...

Simon Cowell's Aid Song Goes Global

Simon Cowell's Helping Haiti single will be released globally.The song - a star-studded cover of R.E.M's 'Everybody Hurts' - will be available to download worldwide from Sunday (08.01.10) to help boost sales and raise relief...

Michael Stipe's Slade Help

Michael Stipe thanks Slade, David Bowie and Marc Bolan for making him question his sexuality.The R.E.M. singer - who lives in New York with his long-term boyfriend, photographer Thomas Dozol - is thankful to the...

Stipe: 'I Wear Make-up To Hide Away'

MICHAEL STIPE uses his eccentric stage make-up as a mask because he's terrified of revealing his true personality. The REM frontman, famed for his colourful face paints, admits it covers a "basic insecurity" and hates...

Radiohead Beat Beatles And Stones In Best Album Poll

British rockers RADIOHEAD are the surprise winners of a Best Album survey with their 1998 record OK COMPUTER. The PARANOID ANDROID stars beat music legends THE BEATLES, THE ROLLING STONES and MICHAEL JACKSON in...

Stipe Calls On Bono For Writer's Block Help

REM rocker MICHAEL STIPE credits pal BONO for helping him overcome a debilitating period of writer's block. The gay singer reveals he once struggled to find the right words while trying to pen lyrics...

Stipe: September 11 Made Me Closer To My Father

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...

Michael Stipe On Being John Malkovich

Veteran rocker MICHAEL STIPE is constantly mistaken for JOHN MALKOVICH, despite being much shorter than the DANGEROUS LIAISONS actor. The REM singer finds public reaction amusing rather than annoying, but is often confused when...

Michael Stipe: Remember Me For Haircut

REM rocker MICHAEL STIPE hopes to be remembered by future generations for some of the outrageous haircuts he wore in the Eighties. The SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE singer blames "losing his mind" for the resultant...

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