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Michael Stipe Covers David Bowie’s “Man Who Sold the World” on 'Tonight Show' [WATCH]

R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe performed a cover of David Bowie's "The Man Who Sold the World" on 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.' Watch this cover right here.

Michael Stipe Covers John Lennon, The Doors as Opener For Patti Smith in NYC [WATCH]

For R.E.M.'s frontman Michael Stipe to perform is a rare happening to begin with, but last night (Nov. 10), the singer opened for Patti Smith at New York City's Beacon Theatre and performed covers of John Lennon's "Imagine" and The Doors' "People Are ...

Michael Stipe Opens for Patti Smith in First Big Performance Since R.E.M.'s 2011 Split [LISTEN]

Michael Stipe performed his first big concert since R.E.M.'s split in 2011 on Monday (Dec. 29), opening for pal Patti Smith. He performed six tunes - a mix of R.E.M. and covers - at New York's Webster Hall before Smith took the stage. The performance ...

WATCH: 'The Colbert Report' Finale Song "We'll Meet Again" with Willie Nelson, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Stipe & More [VIDEO]

Last night, the world bid adieu to Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report and the faux-conservative pundit we've all grown to know and love on Comedy Central over the last eight years. In one of the funny news show's final segments, celebrities of all ...

Stephen Colbert Sells R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe for a Quarter on the Second-to-Last 'Colbert Report' [WATCH]

Tonight, Dec. 18, marks the end of the Stephen Colbert era on Comedy Central. For nine years, "The Colbert Report" gave its politically hilarious host a forum to vent his frustrations with America and poke fun at the people running it. Guests ranged ...

Michael Stipe Talks R.E.M. on 'CBS This Morning' [WATCH]

When R.E.M. disbanded in December 2011, we figured there would eventually be a huge box set or greatest hits package in the works. This year, the group dropped REMTV, a 6-DVD set that focused on Michael Stipe and co.'s music videos and television ...

Early Dave Grohl Song 'Hooker on the Street' Surfaces After Appearing in Recent 'Sonic Highways' Episode [LISTEN]

A song from Dave Grohl's early solo work has surfaced and it's downright funky. "Hooker on the Street" is one of 40 tracks Grohl wrote toward the end of Nirvana. The song played in Friday, Nov. 28's episode of the singer's HBO series "Foo Fighters: ...

Michael Stipe of R.E.M. Shows Support For Lady Gaga's Political Messages

Stipe had one of the most impactful rock careers in memory, with 31 years as the figurehead for an internationally renowned band that was possibly America's greatest guitar-based export (we'll save the debate for another day).

Michael Stipe Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Coming Out as 'Queer' with Essay

Twenty years ago, in the autumn of 1994, R.E.M. was one of the world's biggest rock bands. Having recently dropped "Automatic for the People" and "Out of Time" on everybody, the group made another big wave when lead singer Michael Stipe came out as ...

Former R.E.M. Frontman Michael Stipe Teaches Art Class At NYU

R.E.M. is a favorite band for plenty of music lovers worldwide, but students attending New York University are listening to former frontman Michael Stipe in a different capacity this fall as a professor.

Iggy Pop, Michael Stipe, Matt Bellamy Design Guitars for War Child Charity Auction

The War Child project unveiled guitar designs from 16 well-known artists Monday, Oct. 6. Iggy Pop, Michael Stipe and Matt Bellamy were among those who contributed instruments that will be available for auction Nov. 9 at Bonhams New York. All proceeds ...

R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe Writes Essay About 9/11, Criticizes Bush Administration

Former R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe has written an essay concerning his personal experiences with the Sept. 11 attacks and the way in which the United States responded to it, both politically and culturally. Written for artist Douglas Copeland's book ...

10 Musicians Who Have Directed Films: Bob Dylan, Neil Young, And More

Today Bruce Springsteen shared his short film/music video Hunter of Invisible Game on his website, which is his directorial debut. Springsteen is far from the first musician to direct a film, however. Here are ten more musicians who have dabbled in ...

R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe On HIV And LGBTQ: Why It Took The Singer Five Years To Get Tested [WATCH]

It’s been almost 15 years since R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe came out as queer. Tonight, he will appear on Logo’s Trailblazers, an event that honors the ones at stood, and continues to stand, at the forefront of the LGBTQ movement. At the event, ...

10 Indie/Alt-Rock Musicians Who Have Acted: Jack White, Björk, And More

Though plenty of pop and (especially) hip-hop stars have dabbled in acting, they're not the only musicians who have second careers as thespians. Here are ten indie rock/alternative rock musicians who have acted in films and television.

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