Michael Stipe

New music

Listen to Another Great, Unreleased R.E.M. Cut, “Devil Rides Backwards"

It's taken from the deluxe reissue of 'Automatic for the People,' due out later this month.
Alex Robert Ross
10.7.17
Features

25 Portraits Proving Moogfest is Everything You Want a Festival to Be

Where else can you see Flying Lotus, Hannibal Buress, and REM's Michael Stipe in one place?
THUMP Canada Staff
6.8.17
Noisey News

Against Me! and Talib Kweli Feature on Chelsea Manning Benefit Album

‘Hugs For Chelsea’ aims to raise money for the former soldier, who was released from prison today.
Alex Robert Ross
5.17.17
Interviews

How Michael Stipe's Moogfest Multimedia Installation Came to Life

It's an audiovisual piece that features late Athens artist Jeremy Ayers and a piece of music by Stipe that is his first solo composition released to date.
Larry Fitzmaurice
5.15.17
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Trump's tax return from 2005 surfaces, Dutch voters head to the polls, Secretary of State Tillerson threatens to quit UN human rights body, and more.
VICE Staff
3.15.17
Festivals 2017

Michael Stipe to Unveil Rare Audio-Visual Installation at Moogfest

The former R.E.M. frontman is busy creating something special ahead of the ever-inventive festival this May.
Noisey Staff
3.14.17
thump news

Moogfest Announces Performance by R.E.M's Michael Stipe and Keynote Speakers

The festival has also announced a host of thinkers, scientists, and artists who will make daytime presentations.
Alexander Iadarola
3.14.17
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Let This Video of Michael Stipe Singing ‘Happy Birthday’ To Patti Smith Warm Your Cold, Black Heart

The REM frontman joined Patti onstage in Chicago with cake and confetti and it’s adorable.
Lauren O'Neill
12.31.16
Noisey News

Listen to R.E.M.’s Long-Unheard “Losing My Religion” Demo

There’s some new lyrics to remind you that, yes, you love R.E.M. and, yes, that’s just fine.
Alex Robert Ross
10.15.16
Film

These PSAs from the 80s Are More Relevant and Powerful Than Ever

In the 80s, Jim Mckay, Tom Gilroy, and Michael Stipe produced a series of powerful PSAs that turned the often stale, conservative-leaning genre of ads on its head.
Messiah Rhodes
6.9.16
we saw this

The Emotive and Impossible Task of the Music of David Bowie at Radio City Music Hall

We attended the heartbreaking tribute to David Bowie last night featuring The Flaming Lips, Michael Stipe, Amanda Palmer, and more.
Sophie Saint Thomas
4.2.16
New music

R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe Performs David Bowie's "The Man Who Sold the World" and It's a Proper Tribute

A tribute concert to David Bowie will take place this weekend at New York City's Radio City Music Hall.
Noisey Staff
3.30.16
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