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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 ...

The Pretenders' Debut Album: 12 Songs Ranked For Its 35th Anniversary

Today, Jan. 19, marks the 35th anniversary of the Pretenders' classic self-titled debut album, which bridged punk rock to new wave and set the course for many other guitar pop bands to come over the course of the '80s, including the Go-Gos, R.E.M., ...

Radio Stunting: Music Stations Repeat One Song All Day, from Performers Such as Led Zeppelin, R.E.M., Kid Rock and More

Radio stations occasionally partake in "Stunting," or playing one song on repeat to advertise a format change or some other event. Here are six classically annoying examples:

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 ...

6 Biggest Drops in Quality Between Albums: Bob Dylan, Prince and More

Following up a great album is always a daunting task for a musician, and though plenty of artists managed to do this successfully, (Radiohead's Kid A, Public Enemy's Fear of a Black Planet), many others have fallen completely short. Here are six of ...

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: ...

'MTV Unplugged's Best Performances: The Obvious (Nirvana, Eric Clapton) and Less Obvious as Well

November 26, 1989 marked the first airing of MTV's Unplugged series, a showcase that took some of the best bands across many generations and gave viewers a new look. The performers themselves often praised the program due to its live nature and its ...

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).

R.E.M., Neutral Milk Hotel, Drive-By Truckers Rally for Music Landmark in Athens

Some of music's finest acts, including R.E.M., Neutral Milk Hotel, Drive-By Truckers and Widespread Panic, are rallying to save the legendary church steeple in Athens, Georgia, that stands as tribute to the community's bustling music scene. As The ...

8 Albums The Flaming Lips Should Cover Next: The Beach Boys, Led Zeppelin and More

This Wednesday, Oct. 28, The Flaming Lips will be releasing their full-length tribute to The Beatles's legendary "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," which will be their fourth reinterpretation of a classic album, following Pink Floyd's "The Dark ...

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 ...

7 Indie Bands Who Had Incredible Major Label Debuts: Green Day, Modest Mouse and More

A major label deal may seem like a dream come true for any musician, but for many independently minded artists, major labels have often suppressed their true creative voices, resulting in sub-par work. These seven artists, however, still managed to ...

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